Administration Installation Guide

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AVEVA Administration 1.4 Installation Guide

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Disclaimer 1.1 AVEVA does not warrant that the use of the AVEVA software will be uninterrupted, error-free or free from viruses. 1.2 AVEVA shall not be liable for: loss of profits; loss of business; depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses; loss of anticipated savings; loss of goods; loss of contract; loss of use; loss or corruption of data or information; any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses which may be suffered by the user, including any loss suffered by the user resulting from the inaccuracy or invalidity of any data created by the AVEVA software, irrespective of whether such losses are suffered directly or indirectly, or arise in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise. 1.3 AVEVA's total liability in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance of the AVEVA software shall be limited to 100% of the licence fees paid in the year in which the user's claim is brought. 1.4 Clauses 1.1 to 1.3 shall apply to the fullest extent permissible at law. 1.5 In the event of any conflict between the above clauses and the analogous clauses in the software licence under which the AVEVA software was purchased, the clauses in the software licence shall take precedence.

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AVEVA Administration™ Installation Guide

Revision Sheet

Date

Version

Comments / Remarks

February 2015

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First Release

November 2015

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Contents

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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1 Assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1 Guide Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1

Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:1 AVEVA Licensing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:3 Enable Microsoft Excel Interop Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:3 Font Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:6

AVEVA Administration Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:1 Log File

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:20

Uninstall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:21 Modifying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:21 Healing

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:23

Modified New and Removed Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:24 User Modified Appware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:24

Models, Sample Data and Example Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:24 Change Default File Replacement Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:25 Post Deployed .bat files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:25 Pre-Deployed .bat files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:25 .bat file Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:25

Network (Admin) Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:26 Create an Administrative Installation Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:26

Issues with Administrative Installation Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:27

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Signing ............................................................. Using Files within the Source Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Network Throughput. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advantages of a Network Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Run AVEVA Administration from Network Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:28 Administrative Installation Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:29 Patching Administrative Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:29

Copy a Local Deployment to a File Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 Command Line Definable Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 Sample Command Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:31

Set Up the Windows Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:1 Windows Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:1 Set the License File Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:2 Environment Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:2 Customise AVEVA Administration Start-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:4 Create User Batch File to Run AVEVA Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:4

Run AVEVA Administration in Batch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:5

Language Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:1 Setting AVEVA Administration Default Text Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:1 Prepare AVEVA Administration For Legacy PDMS Databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:2

Run AVEVA Administration Under Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:1 Spaces in Windows Pathnames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:1 Windows Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:1

Structure of AVEVA Administration on .NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:1 AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:1 GUI Module Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:1 .NET Loading Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:2 Native DLLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:2

Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:2

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Introduction The AVEVA Administration Installation Guide explains how to install and set up AVEVA Administration on a workstation running Microsoft Windows. For completely up-to-date information, refer to the AVEVA Website at http://www.aveva.com/products/support/ support.html and the Customer Support Hardware pages.

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Assumptions The AVEVA Administration Installation Guide assumes that:

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Users are familiar with the concepts of folder/file hierarchies for storing data on disks and with basic Windows terminology and commands. If not, the user can also refer to the operating system documentation while carrying out the installation.



Users have already gained access to the installation files for AVEVA Administration via the AVEVA Download site.



Users have Local Administrator rights.



Adobe PDF Reader is installed.

Guide Structure TheAVEVA Administration Installation Guide is divided into the following sections:

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Requirements

lists the hardware and software requirements.

AVEVA Administration Installation

describes how to install and license the software.

Set Up the Windows Environment

explains how to configure the Windows operating system before running AVEVA Administration.

Language Support

describes how to set up the Windows Environment to use AVEVA Administration with different Language options.

Run AVEVA Administration Under Windows

gives some advice on using AVEVA Administration in a Windows environment.

Structure of AVEVA Administration on .NET

outlines the way in which AVEVA Administration is installed and configured in a Microsoft .NET environment.

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Requirements AVEVA Administration operates on Windows 7 (64-bit recommended) with a minimum of Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. A minimum of 8 GB of memory is recommended, especially when installed on Windows 7 64-bit. A minimum screen resolution of 1280x1024 is recommended, although most users use either two such screens or a wide-screen (1920x1200) display. Internet Explorer 8 or later is also required. The user interface requires the use of the Arial Unicode MS font, which is supplied with Microsoft Office (version 2000 onwards) and is usually installed automatically. If this font is not installed, some of the text in the user interface may become illegible. The layout of some GUI forms may also be adversely affected if the screen font size is not set to the smallest size, which is usually default. Refer to Font Size for further information. If AVEVA Administration is installed with AVEVA Database Cache Service the user must activate Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) as a prerequisite of the installation. Refer to the Database Cache Service Installation Guide for further information. Graphics cards AVEVA E3D™ 2.1 requires 3D graphics hardware, capable of running DirectX 11, to ensure optimum performance for both design and drafting. DirectX 11 is included as an integral part of the Windows 7 & 8.1 operating systems. AVEVA strongly recommends that appropriate hardware is used for AVEVA E3D™ 2.1. If appropriate graphics hardware is not detected on entry, AVEVA E3D™ 2.1 may still be used but the following warning is given and certain graphical effects, including use of laser data, which is limited.

Following extensive testing of current market Graphics Cards and AVEVA E3D™ 2.1, a recommended configuration is summarised in the table below.

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Desktop

Laptop

"NVIDIA® Quadro® K2000 or K2200.

"NVIDIA® Quadro® K2000M or K2100M.

"AMD FirePro™ W4100.

"AMD FirePro™ 4000M.

"DirectX 11

"DirectX 11

"Shader Model 5.0

"Shader Model 5.0

Graphics Card

DirectX Support

Note: You could consider a lower specification graphics card such as a NVIDIA Quadro K620 (desktop) or NVIDIA® Quadro® K1100M (laptop). AVEVA strongly recommends that clients should test their chosen card or laptop in their own environment before purchase. Availability and support of graphics cards changes frequently; a full updated list of graphics cards that have been verified with AVEVA E3D™ 2.1 is available via the IT Configuration area of the AVEVA Support Site (http://support.aveva.com). PC Configuration

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Windows 7 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit recommended) + Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 which is supplied with AVEVA Administration and installed if necessary.

CPU

Intel x86 or x64 compatible - CPU with high performance in each processor core.

RAM

8 GB of high speed RAM.

HDD

The amount of disk space should be configured according to the customer's requirement based on the number and size of projects. To secure data and improve performance, the use of RAID 0+1 or 5 storage is recommended; 15k rpm drives are preferred.

Display

High resolution widescreen display recommended (1920 x 1200); dual screens also supported. Minimum resolution 1280x1024.

File System

NTFS.

Network

Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN.

Firewall

Microsoft ICF disabled.

Other

Mouse - three button with a scroll wheel.

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Server Configuration

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OS

Windows Server 2008 R2.SP1. It is not supported with any other server software.

CPU

Modern architecture multiple core processors recommended.

RAM

8 GB RAM. Additional RAM increases the caching capability and thereby the performance.

HDD

The amount of disk space should be configured according to the customer's requirement based on the number and size of projects. To secure data and improve performance, the use of RAID 0+1 or 5 storage is recommended; 15k rpm drives are preferred.

File System

NTFS.

Network

Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN. 64-bit capable network adapter. The network should provide at least 1 Gb/sec for each workstation. Two or more network cards are recommended for increased performance and redundancy

AVEVA Licensing System To operate, AVEVA software must be able to access the correct AVEVA Licensing System file, which should be installed on either the Server, on the users workstation, or on a networked workstation. Refer to the AVEVA Licensing System Installation Guide for further information. News and update information is also available for AVEVA Licensing System on the AVEVA support web-site. Note: Although the DVD/Download contains several AVEVA products, the user will only be able to use the items that are licensed to them. The user will get an on-screen notification to warn them when the license is due for renewal.

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Enable Microsoft Excel Interop Assembly Several of AVEVA applications use a facility in the AVEVA Grid Control to import an Excel file, for example, Equipment Import and Cable Import. To make sure that the Excel import facility will work the user must make sure that the Microsoft Excel Interop Assembly is enabled on each machine where it will be used. Open the Uninstall a program utility from the Control Panel, and select the version of Microsoft Office being used, the one shown here is Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.

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Click Change to display the Change Options.

Select the Add or Remove Features radio button and click Continue.

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Click Microsoft Excel to display the options.

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Under the Microsoft Excel application make sure that .NET Programmability Support is enabled. If .NET Programmability Support is not enabled then select the option Run from My Computer, and click Continue.

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Font Size During the installation of Windows 7, the install process decides what it believes to be the best setting for the font size and sets this as the Default. AVEVA only supports the setting Smaller and suggests that the user changes their setup to make Smaller the default setting. To change the default setting, right-click on the desktop.

Select Personalize from the menu to display the control panel.

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Click Display to display the screen for setting the Font size.

Select Smaller and click Apply. The user will have to restart the system to save the settings.

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AVEVA Administration Installation AVEVA Administration is supplied via the AVEVA Download site. It is recommended that the user carefully read all of the Installation instructions before installing the software. It is recommended that the default settings are used for folder paths etc., unless the user has good reasons for doing otherwise. Manual installations can be easier if run from the Setup.exe program. Each Setup.exe checks and installs the dependencies of its primary installation (like the .NET framework), before running its primary (MSI) installation. Users should never see missing dependency errors if installations are started from the Setup.exe program. Setup.exe also tells the primary installation to target the C:\ drive/volume, which is the preferred default in most manual installations. However, if a more customised installation is required then running the primary MSI directly becomes the better approach. In such cases, run time dependencies (like the .NET framework) must be deployed beforehand.

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The AVEVA Administration Setup Wizard activates at this point and guides the user through the installation of the product. Clicking Installation Guide displays a version on the Installation Guide in PDF format. Click Back to step back a stage, Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Next to display the Client Cache Service screen. If Microsoft Message Queuing Service (MSMQ) is enabled the Client Cache Service screen confirms this.

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If MSMQ is not enabled the Client Cache Service screen displays a warning that the service is not enabled.

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To enable MSMQ, click Programs and Features to display the Control Panel.

In the left hand pane, click Turn Windows features on or off to display the Windows Features.

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Select the Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server check box to enable the Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server Core component.

Click Next to return to the AVEVA Engineering setup. Click Next to display the End-User License Agreement window.

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The user must read the End-User License Agreement and then select the I accept check box to activate Next. Note: If the user does not select the check box, Next will not activate and the installation cannot continue. After clicking Next the Destination Folder screen is displayed.

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To check if enough disk space is available click Disk Usage to display the Disk Space Requirement screen. Click Back to step back a stage, Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Next to display the Initial Configuration screen and continue the installation.

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The Initial Configuration screen allows the user with existing projects and infrastructures to customise the installation. De-selecting the Install bat files and: check box deactivates the Start Menu Shortcuts and the Desktop Shortcuts options. Both options are dependent on the bat files being installed. De-selecting the Start Menu Shortcuts check box deactivates the Desktop Shortcuts option. The option is dependent on the Start Menu Shortcuts being installed. Clicking Browse displays the Change Destination Folder window which allows the user to select a different folder name and location path. Click Back to step back a stage, Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Next to display the License Config screen.

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Click Back to step back a stage, Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Install to display the Installing AVEVA Administration screen.

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The Installing AVEVA Administration screen displays a taskbar showing the status of the installation. During the installation process the screen displays Cancel, which can be clicked to stop the installation. When selected a window is displayed asking for confirmation that the installation is to be cancelled.

Selecting Yes displays a screen showing the AVEVA Administration Setup Wizard was interrupted.

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Click Finish to exit the screen and installation. Selecting No on the confirmation screen returns the user back to the Installing AVEVA Administration screen and continues the installation. When the installation is complete the Completed Installation screen is displayed.

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When the installation has been completed the user has the option to download the latest projects AVEVA Everything3D projects which are compatible with AVEVA Administration. To do this the user must select the Download the latest Projects check box and click Finish. The View Downloads - Internet Explorer window is displayed, select Save then Run. The Windows Installer Download Bootstrap Security Warning window is displayed.

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From the Windows Installer Download Bootstrap - Security Warning window, select Run.

The Windows Installer Installation Wrapper window is displayed, showing the progress of the download, which the user can stop by clicking Cancel.

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After the download has completed the AVEVA Everything3D - Sample Projects Setup screen is displayed.

Click Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Next to display the Custom Setup screen.

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The Custom Setup window displays every configurable aspect of the installation. Configurable Features are displayed on the left hand side of the window, in a control called the SelectionTree. Each feature is depicted as a box with a description of the feature displayed in the right hand pane. The boxes representing each feature are depicted as follows: - Feature will be installed (Locally) - Feature will be installed (Locally), but not all sub-Features will. - Feature will be unavailable (Not Installed), as will all descendants. Clicking a box displays a drop-down menu.

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Will be installed on local hard drive

Selecting this option will install the feature locally.

Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive

Selecting this option will install the feature and all its sub-features locally.

Entire feature will be unavailable

Selecting this option prevents the current feature and all its sub-features from installing.

Clicking Reset will de-select all currently selected features. If the Feature is not Unavailable ( ), a Location Path showing where the program is to be installed may be displayed, if so Browse becomes active. During the installation of AVEVA Administration the user chose the folder location for the Administration projects. If the chosen folder location is different from the default location displayed the user must click Browse and change the location to match. Click Next to display the Ready to install Everything 3D Projects screen.

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Click Back to step back a stage, Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Install to display the Installing AVEVA Everything3D - Sample Projects screen.

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The Installing AVEVA Everything3D - Sample Projects screen displays a taskbar showing the status of the installation. During the installation process the screen displays Cancel, which can be clicked to stop the installation. When selected a window is displayed asking for confirmation that the installation is to be cancelled.

Selecting Yes displays a screen showing the AVEVA E3D™ Setup Projects Wizard was interrupted.

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Click Finish to exit the screen and installation. Selecting No on the confirmation screen returns the user back to the Installing AVEVA Everything3D - Sample Projects screen and continues the installation. When the installation is complete the Completed Installation screen is displayed.

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Click Finish to exit the Setup Wizard. The user should refer to the APS_Project_description.pdf and ACP_Projects_description.pdf for further information. These files are installed during the installation of the projects in the location selected by the user. MDS Projects There are three standard projects released with the Multi Discipline Supports product, these are:

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CPL

Carpenter and Paterson Catalogue Project

LIS

LISEGA Catalogue Project

PSL

Pipe Supports Ltd Catalogue Project

Log File During the installation, setup.exe creates a log file of the installation in the users TEMP directory named Administrationx.xx.log. To locate the log file, type %TEMP% in the Windows search text field.

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Uninstall Complete removal of an installation can be accomplished by several methods. •

Removing it from Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs applet



Right clicking on the MSI file that installed it, and selecting Uninstall



Running the command MSIEXEC /X [Path to Original MSI]



Running the command MSIEXEC /X {ProductCode of MSI}

Removal of individual Features is also possible from the command Line, using the REMOVE property or by changing the installation state via the Add/Remove Programs applet. Note: Uninstalling the AVEVA Administration installation will not uninstall Microsoft's .NET Framework or downgrade the Windows Installer Service. The .NET Framework must be removed separately if required.

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Modifying There are several ways to modify an installed installation. For example: •

Changing it from Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs applet



Right clicking on the MSI file that installed it, and selecting Install, then selecting Change at the subsequent window.



Running the command MSIEXEC /I [Path to Original MSI], then selecting Change at the subsequent window.



Running the command MSIEXEC /I {ProductCode of MSI}, then selecting Change at the subsequent window.

Once the Change option is selected the AVEVA Administration Setup window is displayed allowing the user to change which features are installed.

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Click Cancel to display a Confirmation window. Click Yes to cancel or No to return to the setup screen. Click Next to display the Change, Repair, or Remove Installation screen.

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Change

AVEVA Administration has no independently selectable features, therefore the installation cannot be changed.

Repair

Displays the Reinstall or Repair AVEVA Administration screen, which allows the user to repair any errors in the most recent installation by fixing missing and corrupt files, shorts and registry entries.

Remove

Displays the Ready to remove AVEVA Administration screen which allows the user to remove the installation.

Note: Never move files by other means, as this may trigger healing, however Copying files to other locations will not cause problems.

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Healing MSI technology has in built self repairing mechanisms. As such it is generally unwise to alter file and folder names, shortcuts or registry manually, as this may trigger the MSI which deployed the files to redeploy them.

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However, it is expected that some users will want to alter Appware, Sample Data, shortcuts and .bat file variables. As such, AVEVA installations have been designed to minimise the ability of the MSI to heal itself in such cases. Sample Data, Models, example projects and shortcuts, should not trigger healing if they are deleted or altered. The consequence of making shortcuts editable/deletable is that MSI Advertising will not function.

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Modified New and Removed Files Irrespective of whether an MSI is installing, changing state, or repairing, files are removed/ deployed/overwritten based upon certain file version rules. As such, the changes caused by a repair or an installation depend upon the initial state of the computer.

3.5.1

User Modified Appware In MSI/Deployment terms, Modified appware files constitute un-versioned, language neutral files, whose "Created Date" and "Modified Date" differ. However, if appware files have been moved or handled in certain ways, then it is possible that the "Created Date" and "Modified Date" will not differ, in which case the file replacement behaviour of the installation will be different. In the case where an appware files "Created Date" and "Modified Date" is different, no MSI will ever overwrite such a file. So Modified appware will never be upgraded (by default), changed or bug fixed by an AVEVA MSI or Patch. In the case where a modified appware files "Created Date" and "Modified Date” does not differ, the appware file with the newest date will prevail (by default). This scenario is most likely to happen when installing a Patch or an MSI which is not classed as a "Service Pack" or a "Full Release", since releases with more minor designations are not side-by-side deployable, as they are intended as upgrades to pre-existing releases. Once appware has been modified, it must fall to the author/owner to maintain the changes, since there is no reliable way to reconcile code differences. In extreme cases this may mean that AVEVA installations cannot be used to deploy appware, and those clients must make their own code merges.

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Models, Sample Data and Example Projects It is in the nature of Models, Samples and Examples, that: •

The constituent parts are often interdependent in some way.



Interdependencies will vary between releases and can be difficult and risky to migrate automatically.



Their file footprint is apt to change drastically.



They will not always be required.



They may be moved, copied and shared.



File paths and folder names may change in time.



Parts of them may be re-used in other scenarios.



They can be supported or migrated across many versions of an application.



Many different programs may work with them and with data derived from them.

Hence, it is felt that Models, Samples and Examples:

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Should be regarded as separate entities in their own right.



Have a lifecycle which is likely to differ from the applications which they service.



May be released with installations which install applications, but should be as easy as possible to divorce from such installations.



Are unsuited to Repair or Patching by installations.



Are risky to de-install/remove when applications are removed.



Should be released holistically.



Should be available separately from application installations in special cases.



May suit release in a simple compressed archives (.zip file or self extracting executable say).

Current AVEVA MSI installations attempt to address these requirements by completely removing an installation’s ability to heal its Models, Samples and Examples. If a new copy is required, the installation must be completely removed, and then reinstalled. Repairing will not restore Models, Samples or Examples. Uninstalls are achieved by deleting the root folders where the Models, Samples and Examples were deployed to. It is important to move them if they are to be retained.

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Change Default File Replacement Behaviour It is possible to alter default file replacement behaviour in circumstances where an MSI installation or Patch is launched from a command line. This is achieved with the REINSTALLMODE property or the /f command line switch. Otherwise default file replacement rules will apply. Default file replacement rules should suit most users. It is desirable to change file replacement behaviour in situations where the Date/Time stamps of files might not support the required replacement of files.

3.7.1

Post Deployed .bat files The .bat files which AVEVA installations deploy and edit are regarded as necessary for the applications to work and so could be repaired by the installation if they are removed. However they can be edited or replaced post deployment without risk as long as the files "Created Date" and "Modified Date" is different (this stops an MSI from overwriting the file).

3.7.2

Pre-Deployed .bat files It is feasible to replace .bat files before deployment in the case where deployments are staged from Admin Installations. However the details and issues concerning Admin Installations are beyond the scope of this manual. It is also possible to add additional files to an MSI installation but an MSI table editor of some sort would be required. This is not a trivial option and may well require the services of a professional re-packager. However it can be accomplished without compromising an installations ability to be patched.

3.7.3

.bat file Shortcuts All the shortcuts pointing to the .bat files are of the non-advertised or normal type. As such they can be deleted and edited and will not triggering healing.

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Network (Admin) Installations Administrative Installation Mode is a type of .msi installation which only causes an uncompressed copy of the original installation to be generated to a specified location (TARGETDIR). It does not install applications, it creates another installation. The installation’s media (deployable files) is unpacked into a subfolder beneath the regenerated .msi file, rather than stored in external .cab files or in .cab files embedded within the .msi file itself. The resultant folder structure created resembles that which a (Typical) local deployment would create by default. Administrative installations do not become installed onto the computer which spawned it. They only transform the source installation into an uncompressed variant of itself during this process.

3.8.1

Create an Administrative Installation Point To create an admin installation from an installation, start the installation from the Command Window as follows to display the AVEVA Administration Administration Point Setup screen: MSIEXEC /A [Path to MSI File]

Click Next to display the AVEVA Administration Administration Point Distribution screen.

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Enter the location where the Admin Installation is to be created. Clicking Browse displays a window allowing the user to navigate to the required location. Click Install to start the installation. Conversely, the following Command Line will achieve the same result quietly: MSIEXEC /A [Path to MSI File] /QN TARGETDIR=[Path to Admin Installation]

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Issues with Administrative Installation Points

3.9.1

Signing Newer Windows operating systems have code signing embedded into their security. As such, AVEVA have begun signing .msi files and .cab files for installations which are not restricted to Windows 7 or older operating systems. Unfortunately, the Administrative Installation process recreates and/or alters the source .msi file and removes .cab files altogether, thus removing any file signatures. Changes to a signed file always invalidates its signature. In this release AVEVA have signed all dll's and exe's that are supplied. However in order to cater for installations where internet access is not permitted/available AVEVA provide a .exe.config file for each exe file that tells the operating system not to validate the digital

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signature. By default the installation is set to deploy the .exe.config to disable the digital signature validation. To enable digital signature validation the command line option CERTIFICATECHECK=1 should be set.

3.9.2

Using Files within the Source Installation MSI databases can be authored to allow Features to be installed in the "Will be installed to run from network" state. AVEVA Installations do not currently support this mode; however it may be made available if requested. The "Will be installed to run from network" option is otherwise known as run-from-network. In this mode, files are not copied onto the target computer, but registry, shortcuts and file edits do occur on the target computer, and they address the programs which reside inside the source installation.

3.9.3

Network Throughput Admin installations often cross networks more efficiently than large compressed installations. However AVEVA installations are highly compressed and comply with the recommended file size limits. So Admin Installations are not recommended purely for deployment purposes. Unless there is a requirement to run programs over a network, Admin Installations are discouraged.

3.9.4

Advantages of a Network Installation Once computers address files across a network, it becomes crucial that the files are accessible whenever required. This then begs questions regarding: •

Network Reliability



Network Performance



File Server Reliability



File Server Performance



Change Synchronisation



Change Granularity

Common reasons for storing programs on file Servers are: •

To avoid the network loading of large and un-staggered rollouts.



To guarantee the user base is working with the same files.



To prevent tampering with programs and settings.



To maintain a tradition.

All of these issues are of course resolvable with locally deployed applications Note: Direct editing of .msi's is discouraged in favour of Transforms (.mst files) because it will invalidate the installation certificates.

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Run AVEVA Administration from Network Locations Running programs directly from network locations is discouraged because:

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AVEVA installations have been redesigned to deploy well across networks.



Network reliability and performance is less of a factor.



Patch rollback functionality only works with local installations.

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However, it is recognised that network based programs suit circumstances where: •

Multiple instances of the same program are required.



An embedded tradition of working this way exists.



Change impacts Quality Control systems.

So this information is provided to facilitate successful over network operation. Definitive instructions on how to run AVEVA programs from network file servers are impractical, given the many ways in which AVEVA programs can interact with each other and with Project data. Not to mention other possible permutations. So the following information is deliberately general and lacking in detail and it is aimed at assisting a highly skilled readership. The following things must happen if programs are to be run directly from a file server:

3.10.1



The programs and the projects environment must be correctly defined.



Appropriate .NET Trust should be granted to the programs network location.



Visual Studio 2010 C++ Runtimes should be pre-installed.



.NETFramework Redistributable should be pre-installed.



The appropriate shortcuts and drive mappings should be provisioned.

Administrative Installation Points The Files and Folders extracted to an "Administrative Installation Point" are laid out in a fundamentally identical way to a local installation. Additionally, files which are normally deployed to operating system folders will also be visible, but will play no functional part unless deployed locally. Some Configuration files will be incomplete, or have incorrect data in them, as they are not edited until they are deployed (Locally). These files may require manual editing and concern which Modules, Addins, Addons and "User Interface Modifications" are loaded.

3.10.2

Patching Administrative Installations A slightly different Patch is required for an administrative installation than for a local installation, and standard AVEVA patches target local installations. If such a Patch is applied to an Administrative Installation Point, the patch will succeed. However, any local installations which have previously been deployed from it will cease to recognise it as their source installation. So as long as local deployments have not occurred, an Administrative installation is patchable with an AVEVA patch. Similarly, if programs within the installation are addressed by a client’s own means, then the Administrative Installation can be patched at any time with impunity. Since in this event the Installation has not been deployed (Locally) and so only the media state has any effect. AVEVA patches are supplied inside an executable wrapper. To apply them to an administrative image, the patch must be extracted and the appropriated command line used. The appropriate command switch is /C which extracts the contents to the current folder. Note: Patches cannot be rolled back from Administrative Installation Points. A copy must be made before the patch is applied, in order to rollback. Note: Patches cause changes to the .msi file, which invalidates any security certificates applied to the installation files.

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Copy a Local Deployment to a File Server Installing normally to a local computer and then copying the programs to a network location, as a way to create a network based installation has several advantages over an "Administrative Installation Point": •

The fundamental configuration file editing has happened.



The Local installation need only include the required applications.

Note: Running a normal (Local) installation, and choosing a network drive as a target for the programs will fail to install. This is because file editing is performed with the local System Accounts credentials, which are not normally recognised by other computers.

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Command Line Definable Directories The following directories can be set on the Command Line, in the same way that Properties are assigned. Directory Id

Explanation

AVEVA_DESIGN_USER

Specifies the AVEVA_DESIGN_USER directory location

AVEVA_DESIGN_WORK

Specifies the AVEVA_DESIGN_WORK directory location

AVEVA_DESIGN_DFLTS

Specifies the PMLUI\DFLTS directory location

PROJECT

Specifies the directory to extract the models to

PRODUCTDIR

Specifies the root product directory location

TARGETDIR

Target location for an Administrative Installation

ROOTDRIVE

The Partition where All Applications will be targeted (unless application directories are set).

As with Properties, Directories for which the Id's are all uppercase, can be re-defined on a Command Line. They must also be addressed in uppercase on the Command Line, because Id's are case sensitive. for example: PRODUCTDIR="C:\Some Path with Spaces in it\" Will make AVEVA Administration install to: "C:\Some Path with Spaces in it" Rather than to: C:\AVEVA\Administrationxxx Note: There is no space around the equals (=) sign. Note: The quotes surround the value, and would be unnecessary if the value had no space within it.

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Sample Command Lines A most definitive reference to MSI Command Line arguments can be found here. The following examples have been tested, but are only intended to demonstrate general Command Line principles. Make sure that the command line has been opened using the option Run as administrator so that the silent install application has the correct User Access Control (UAC).

Example 1: Installing AVEVA Administration with a custom installation directory and Projects directory setting an All Users License Server msiexec /i "Full Path to .MSI file" PRODUCTDIR=D:\Administration PROJECT=D:\Projects LICENSETYPE=0 [email protected]

/qb!-

Note: The file paths shown in the example above direct the installation to AVEVA Administration and project setup programs downloaded from the AVEVA website. The path of these folders will differ between users, use the file path specific to the user’s computer. Example 2: Installing the product & projects to different locations, setting users writeable areas to a separate drive, configuring a License Server and not creating Desktop Shortcuts. The installation will run without user intervention and generate a log file in the Users Temp directory. Installs all Features to the C:\ msiexec /i "Full Path to .MSI file" PRODUCTDIR= "%ProgramFiles%\AVEVA\Administration" PROJECT=D:\Projects AVEVA_DESIGN_DFLTS=D:\DFLTS AVEVA_DESIGN_USER=D:\USERDATA LICENSETYPE=0 [email protected] DESKTOPSHORTCUTS=0 /qb!- /l %temp%\Administration.log

Example 3: Removing an Installation msiexec /x "Full Path to .MSI file" /qb!-

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Set Up the Windows Environment Setting up the Windows Environment section describes how to configure the Windows operating system before running AVEVA Administration. Following the installation of AVEVA Administration, the user should perform the following steps: •

Check the settings for the graphics board: See Graphics Card Settings.



Check the license environment. Refer to Set the License File Location.



Configure Windows parameters for AVEVA Administration: Refer to Environment Variables.



The user can then run AVEVA Administration by clicking on the AVEVA Administration shortcut or icon, which will set up the remaining environment variables required.

Note: In the following instructions it is assumed that AVEVA Administration has been installed in folder C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx. If it has been installed elsewhere, substitute C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx with the name of the installation folder.

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Windows Control Panel The Windows Control Panel contains tools that are used to change the way Windows looks and behaves. The AVEVA Administration Installation Guide describes how to use Control Panel tools to configure Windows to run AVEVA Administration. To open the Control Panel, click Start > Control Panel. Graphics Card Settings The user should set the display to a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 (1920 x 1200 recommended) and the colour depth to True colour or 16.7 million colours. To set the display settings, open the Control Panel. Select Appearance and Personalization, Display, Change display settings, Advanced settings. Make the appropriate selections for the graphics card. Run AVEVA Administration from a Command Window The user can run AVEVA Administration from a Command window rather than using the Start/Programs menu. To do this the user must set the PATH variable to include the folder where AVEVA Administration is installed.

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Open the Control Panel.



Select System and Security, System and click the Advanced system settings.



Click Environment Variables.



Edit the system variable Path to add the folder, for example, C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx to the list of folders in the Path variable.

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Once the Path variable includes the folder, the user can run AVEVA Administration by typing Admin at a command prompt.

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Set the License File Location Before the user can use AVEVA Administration, the AVEVA Licensing System must be set up and connected, refer to the AVEVA Licensing System Guide. A license file should be requested from AVEVA Customer Services.

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Environment Variables AVEVA Administration uses Windows Environment variables to locate folders containing AVEVA Administration system files and users project data. This allows the user to locate these folders anywhere on the file system. The default location for AVEVA Administration system files is C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx, unless the default location was changed during the installation. AVEVA Administration is supplied with a file evars.bat which sets default values for the environment variables so that they point to the folder structure as installed. It also sets the PATH variable to include the AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE folder containing AVEVA Administration executables. The user may need to modify this file to reflect the folder structure of their own installation. The following is a list of the variables the user may need to reset, with a brief description of each one and the default setting. Note: all environment variables must be entered in UPPERCASE. Search Paths of Folders Containing Spaces Search paths of folders can contain spaces, by using a semicolon as the separator between folders, for example: set PMLUI=C:\Local AVEVA Administration\Appware;M:\Project AVEVA Administration\Appware; a:\Company AVEVA Administration\Appware Note: that in order to define an environment variable that contains just one item including spaces, it must explicitly include a final semicolon. For example: set PMLUI=C:\Local AVEVA Administration\Appware; Length of Search Path Environment Variable The lengths of AVEVA Administration search path environment variables can be up to a maximum of 5120 characters. Recursive Expansion of Environment Variables An environment variable defining a search path can itself contain references to other environment variables. For example: set MPATH=%ROOT%\Standard Version;%ROOT%\Update Version set ROOT=C:\Program Files\AVEVA; (note final semicolon) Then on AVEVA Administration: *$m%MYPATH%\mac

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Will check in turn for:

C:\Program Files\AVEVA\Standard Version\mac C:\Program Files\AVEVA\Update Version\mac System Environment Variables The following environment variables refer to the location of AVEVA Administration system files. AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE

Executable folder C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxx

PMLUI

Application User Interface folder (PML 1) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx\PMLUI

PMLLIB

Application User Interface folder (PML 2) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx\PMLLIB

AVEVA_DESIGN_DFLTS

Applications defaults folder C:\Users\Public\Documents\AVEVA\Administration\Data1.4.0\DFLTS\

User Environment Variables The following environment variables refer to the location of users AVEVA Administration folders. Users must have write permission to these folders. AVEVA_DESIGN_WORK

Temporary AVEVA Administration work file folder

AVEVA_DESIGN_USER

Application Users save/restore setup area (or the users 'home' folder)

AVEVA_DESIGN_REP_DIR

AVEVA Administration Applicationware Report Input and Output folder. C:\Program Files(x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxx\PMLUI\reports

AVEVA_DESIGN_DFLTS

Applications defaults folder.

Project Environment Variables For each AVEVA Administration project, the following environment variables must be set. For example, for a project ABC: ABC000

Project database folder

ABCISO

Project ISODRAFT options folder

ABCMAC

Project Inter-DB connection macro folder

ABCPIC

Project DRAFT picture file folder

ABCDFLTS

Project configuration settings

AVEVA Administration is installed with sample project data. AVEVA Administration Project Environment variables for these projects are set in evars.bat.

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Customise AVEVA Administration Start-Up There is a batch (.bat) file supplied in C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx called Admin.bat which allows entry into AVEVA Administration. The user can run AVEVA Administration using this batch file in any of the following ways: •

Use the shortcut in the Windows Start menu, Start > All Programs > AVEVA > Manage > AVEVA Administrationxxxx



The user can create a shortcut on their desktop to run their batch file. With the cursor in the desktop area, right-click and select New > Shortcut. This shows a sequence of dialogs to help the user create the shortcut. Type in the location of Admin.bat, for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxx\Admin.bat then click Next and give the shortcut a name. click Finish. The user should now be able to double-click on the shortcut icon to enter AVEVA Administration.

Note: Shortcuts can also be created during installation by checking the Create Start Menu Shortcuts check box on the Initial Configuration screen.

4.4.1



If the user has C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxx\ (the path name for the Admin.bat file) in their PATH environment variable, just type Admin in a command window to execute the batch file.



Otherwise, navigate to the folder where the batch file is stored and type Admin or Admin.bat.

Create User Batch File to Run AVEVA Administration The user can set up their own batch files to run AVEVA Administration. For example, the user may want to run design checking utilities every night, or update batches of drawings overnight. Begin by creating a batch file, for example, runAVEVAAdministrationmacro.bat. Type the following line into this file: C:\Program Files (x86)\AVEVA\Administrationxxxx\admin.bat TTY APS SYSTEM/XXXXXX /ALL $M/mymacrofile Where: •

TTY tells AVEVA Administration not to start the AVEVA Administration GUI. This gives command line only operation.



APS is the project name.



SYSTEM/XXXXXX is the AVEVA Administration username/password to be used when running the command macro



/ALL selects the required MDB



mymacrofile is the pathname of an AVEVA Administration command macro, containing the commands that the user wants to execute in AVEVA Administration.

In this example, running runAVEVAAdministrationmacro.bat will enter AVEVA Administration in project APS, as user SYSTEM/XXXXXX, in MDB /ALL, and run the AVEVA Administration command macro mymacrofile.

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Run AVEVA Administration in Batch AVEVA Administration creates a separate Console process to manage the command-line input/output for all modules. When AVEVA Administration is invoked from a .bat file, processing of this file resumes as soon as the user leaves MONITOR - even though the user is still using AVEVA Administration. To help manage this situation, PDMSWait.exe is distributed as part of AVEVA Administration and can be used to make an AVEVA Administration script wait for AVEVA Administration to complete before continuing. PDMSWait uses Windows facilities to wait for an event triggered by PDMSConsole when AVEVA E3D™ finishes. Because the user can be running more than one AVEVA E3D™ session on any one computer, both PDMSWait and PDMSConsole look for an environment variable PDMS_CONSOLE_IDENTIFIER before doing this. The user can set PDMS_CONSOLE_IDENTIFIER to any unique string. In a .bat file the user can use the %RANDOM% or %TIME% values provided by Windows; in a Perl script, the user can use the process number, accessible as $$.

Example:

set PDMS_CONSOLE_IDENTIFIER=%RANDOM% call %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE%\Admin call %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE%\pdmswait echo Returned to .bat at %TIME% This will start AVEVA Administration, then wait until it has finished before resuming the script.

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Language Support AVEVA Administration uses Unicode for character storage throughout, with the exception of data migrated from older versions of PDMS. This simplifies its installation so that, in general, no special settings are required, other than making sure that the appropriate language support is installed in Windows. There are aspects of the Unicode standard that are not yet implemented. AVEVA Administration currently handles the following correctly:

5.1



Left to Right languages; and therefore not, for example, Arabic and Hebrew



Pre-composed characters; for example, the single character á but not the combiners a + ' => á



Upper and lower casing of characters, where both cases have the same number of bytes

Setting AVEVA Administration Default Text Format By default all sequential text files read by AVEVA Administration will be expected to be in UTF-8 format with a Byte Order Mark (BOM) present to identify them. This includes PML files, Datal files etc. Similarly by default all sequential text files written by AVEVA Administration will be in Unicode UTF-8 format with a BOM present. A simple command line 'transcoder' is also supplied; this may be used in some applications to convert files to a different encoding. This is installed with AVEVA Administration and is called transc.exe; further details can be found using its -h command line option. In order to change these defaults, environment variables are available for users to modify the way AVEVA Administration handles sequential text files: CADC_LANG

Specifies the file encoding for reading external files which do not have a Unicode BOM present. If the variable is unset, this defaults to LATIN-1. Files with the following Unicode BOMs will be translated to UTF-8 on reading: UTF-16 little-endian, UTF-16 big-endian, UTF-32 little-endian, UTF-32 big-endian.

CADC_LANG_NEW

Specifies the file encoding for new files written. If the variable is unset, the default is Unicode UTF-8 format with a BOM present.

These variables may be set to a variety of values:

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UTF8

Unicode UTF-8 (the default)

UTF16LE

UTF-16 little-endian

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UTF16BE

UTF-16 big-endian

UTF32LE

UTF-32 little-endian

UTF32BE

UTF-32 big-endian

LATIN1

ISO8859-1

LATIN2

ISO8859-2

LATIN3

ISO8859-5 Cyrillic

JAPANESE

Japanese Shift-JIS

CHINESE

Simplified Chinese (EUC)

KOREAN

Korean (EUC)

TCHINESE

Traditional Chinese (used in Taiwan for example) (EUC)

CP932

Japanese Shift-JIS

CP936

Simplified Chinese GBK

CP949

Korean

CP950

Traditional Chinese Big5

CP1250

Central European

CP1251

Cyrillic

CP1252

LATIN-1 + some extras (beware)

Prepare AVEVA Administration For Legacy PDMS Databases These settings should not be required for new projects but must be set correctly in order to use 'legacy' databases. This is particularly important if they are to be reconfigured to Unicode as the transcoding will be based on these settings. Command

Languages covered

PROJECT CHARSET LATIN 1 (default)

Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish,

PROJECT CHARSET LATIN 2

Albanian, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Rumanian, Serbo-Croat, Slovak, Slovene

PROJECT CHARSET LATIN CYRILLIC

Bulgarian, Byelorussian, English, Macedonian, SerboCroatian, Ukrainian, Russian

PROJECT MBCHARSET JAP

Japanese

PROJECT MBCHARSET KOR Korean FILE /

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Languages covered

PROJECT MBCHARSET CHI

Simplified Chinese

PROJECT MBCHARSET Traditional Chinese TCHIN FILE / The corresponding font family must be selected for DRAW and ISODRAFT drawings. Refer to Administrator User Guide and Administrator Command Reference Manual for further information on using Project > Font Families to select the Font Type appropriate for the chosen language.

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Run AVEVA Administration Under Windows

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Spaces in Windows Pathnames To run macros with spaces in the filenames, the user must enclose the filename in quotes, without a leading slash. For example:

$m'c:\Program Files\Macros\space.mac' arg1 arg2 Due to the way in which AVEVA Administration parses its command lines, this format is also recommended for use with filenames containing Asian characters.

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Windows Parameters The following setting can be used to improve performance when repositioning windows in AVEVA Administration. These are optional Windows Parameter settings. •

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Open the Control Panel. Select System and Security > System, then select Advanced system settings. Click the Advanced tab and the select the Performance Settings option to display the Performance Options window. Uncheck Show Window Contents While Dragging.

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Structure of AVEVA Administration on .NET The AVEVA Administration GUI uses the Microsoft .NET Framework environment including the latest WinForms/Infragistics based user interface components. Using the state-of-the-art Infragistics technology enables docking windows and provides a robust foundation for the future provision of standard application programming interfaces.

7.1

Overview Overview describes the overall structure and components of the AVEVA Administration .NET installation, and the environment necessary to run it. Each AVEVA Administration GUI module now consists of a .NET module, .NET interface and addin assemblies and native dlls plus some other shared components including 3rd party controls from Infragistics. The .NET components are private assemblies installed under the root directory %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE%.

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AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE As before the environment variable %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE% is used to locate the executable on module switch. It is also used to locate attlib.dat (attribute and noun definitions), message.dat (message definitions), desvir.dat (schema definition) etc. Normally AVEVA Administration is started from Admin.bat which is located in the user’s %PATH%. Both %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE% and %PATH% should include the install directory.

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GUI Module Structure Each GUI module is now structured in the same way. The basic structure for each module looks like this.

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where all components are installed in the %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE%. directory. So, when running a AVEVA Administration GUI module %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE% is used to locate the executable, .NET loading rules are used to load the interface assemblies and Win32 DLL loading rules are used to load the native components (and other Win32 DLLs on which pdms.dll depends).

7.3.1

.NET Loading Rules All the .NET assemblies are Private assemblies and are installed under %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE% (Assembly Base directory) or a subdirectory below. .NET loads private assemblies from the base directory of the application. If it can’t find the private assembly here it uses the applications configuration file called .exe.config to see whether it contains any path hints. Path hints are stored in the element.

7.3.2

Native DLLs Native dlls are loaded using Win32 DLL loading rules. These are: •

The directory from which the importing component loaded.



The (application's) current directory (where it’s run from)



The Windows directory (default: C:\Windows) (we don’t install anything here)



The directories that are listed in the PATH environment variable

Therefore normally the %PATH% is used to locate native dlls. This is normally set in evars.bat located in the installation directory. Having different versions of AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE in the %PATH% may cause System.IO.FileLoad exceptions where components are loaded from different directories. These rules apply to pdms.dll and all dependencies.

7.4

Components All components are installed in the %AVEVA_DESIGN_EXE% directory including .NET interfaces and addins, Infragistics assemblies and native components.

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