Installation Instructions

Download and Install

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    Once you click on the desired product to download, you will be requested to select 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System. Select the desired version to begin the process.

    Selection for 32-bit/64-bit

    Selection for 32-bit/64-bit

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    After selecting your system configuration, a prompt asking “Run” the IronCAD application will appear. (select “Run” to continue to the installation). Note: Images are not specific to a product or version. The steps are for the standard process of installing and activating.

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    Next, IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite Download Manager will begin downloading the program.

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    Once the IronCAD DCS Download Manager has completed downloading the program it will automatically bring up the Self-Extracting EXE. This unpacks and installs the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite.

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    Click the OK button to extract the installer. image01

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    Specify an unzip location and click Unzip to finish the extraction which will also start the installation. If you do not “Run as Administrator”, you will be required to select yes to a UAC dialog that will appear after the install starts.

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    Click Next. Proceed to Next Step

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    Accept the license terms and click Next. Accept License

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    Select the components to install and click Install. Select Components

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    Select the Product Options. Select Product Options

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    Wait for the end of the installation. Wait for Install

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    Click to Install .NET Framework 3.5 (If required). Install .NET

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    Click Close. Close .NET Installer

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    After the installation completes, click Finish. Close Installer

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    Check the result of the installation and click Finish. Installation Results

Starting and Activating the Products

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    Start the desired program (IRONCAD, for example) by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut. Launch IRONCAD

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    Starting IRONCAD for the first time, you will have two options:

    • You can Register IRONCAD and run the 30-day trial.Select Registration Option
    • You can also register your commercial license with a valid serial number and codeword. If you received these codes, you can follow the on-screen prompts to activate your software license. If you received a hardware license (dongle), plug this into your USB port and restart IronCAD. If you purchased a network license, please follow the instructions under Support – Server Installations to activate your licenses.Select Registration Option
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    To run as a Trial user, click Next to the Register the Trial, you will be prompted to fill in the registration information. Complete the form and click Next to activate the trial.Register Trial

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    Once you’ve completed the form, click Next to run the trial. Note: When you start the product from the desktop icon, you will not see this dialog after the first time. Now you can use IRONCAD during the Trial Period. Click to start a new design environment (scene or drawings) or click on the resources for getting started help.

    IRONCAD Startup Screen Once Running the Product

    IRONCAD Startup Screen Once Running the Product