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ProStructures V8i *should not* be installed on the same workstation as an existing ProStructures V8i v08.11.xx Technology Preview (“beta”) release(s). Installing ProStructures V8i over an existing ProStructures V8i v8.11.xx beta installation can cause incompatibilities and data loss. You must uninstall the beta release, and then install the commercial release. Install Bentley Structural to a separate directory. You should always back up your data prior to installation.
ProStructures SS6 (08.11.11.129) is not an update release to SS6 (08.11.11.87), hence it can coexist alongside previous SS6 installation on the same system.
It is advisable to backup any customized files before uninstalling any existing ProStructures version.
ProStructures is only upward compatible, dwg files are automatically converted/upgraded to the new version, once upgraded, ProStructures objects will no longer display correctly if opened on any prior version of the software. Therefore it is advisable to make a backup copy if opening the file in its earlier version is anticipated.
For additional information on installing ProStructures V8i, see the ProStructures V8i QuickInstall Guide.
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With ProStructures V8i, you are required to establish a Support Path (previously known as Registration). This Support Path connection is a one-time procedure in the form of a Web page when you open ProStructures V8i. Once the Support Path has been established, the Help > Online Support link in ProStructures V8i becomes active. This link gives you access to the Support page. Through the Support page you can manage your profile and depending on your level of support: access TechNotes and FAQs; share information on Discussion Groups; search the product KnowledgeBase; submit, monitor, and track online service requests; participate in live online chat regarding support issues; and use the latest technologies to share your desktop with a Support Engineer.
Whether or not you see the Support page depends on one of the following scenarios: