We are often required to have multiple versions of Microstation and InRoads active on our workstations. I am looking for a detailed workflow on proper installation procedures. If a such a workflow does not exist, I would like to create one. Can you assist?
In a big company, the users have lost most of the control of the installation process, and it is getting to a point where we need a written procedure to supply to the IT department, in an attempt to have a smooth installation. For example, say a user has newer PowerInRoads version installed already, but needs to have Microstation XM and InRoads XM installed. After requesting installation from IT, the IT rep tends to install just the requested software version, without regard to installation order by release date and the need to reinstall the existing software. In the end, the software doesn't work correctly.
Can you help me with understanding:
Are there other things to be considered?
Are there training topics that exist that I could review?
Please take a look at the following articles for information:
Thank you Jacquelyn.
The first article, Order of Installation for InRoads/MicroStation, states the order of installation should be Prerequisities, Microstation and then InRoads.
The second article, Can Multiple Civil Products be Installed on the Same Machine?, discusses layered products, giving GEOPAK running on top of Microstation as an example.
Let's dig into this further with an example scenario.
In this scenario, what one version of Microstation should be installed?
Let's say the answer is Microstation SS2. Would this be an appropriate installation order? Do the existing installations need to be removed first?
When I produce files for Client 1 with Microstation SS2 / InRoads XM, do they have any trouble working with those files in Microstation XM / InRoads XM?
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration