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Getting Started

Installation

Initial or update installation steps may vary dependent on the product version and/or operating system. We are available to support you through the installation process.


1. Full installation

 Installing a new version:

  1. Your computer should meet the following Minimum Requirements.
  2. Before installing Automation Studio™, verify that your computer is compatible by using the  Automation Studio™ Version Identifier.
  3. Download the identified software version available in the Technical Support Portal.
  4. Install the software. Installation guides are provided on the installer itself.

Automation Studio installation


If you do have a Network License, you will need to use the License Manager to manage the licenses (latest version available on the Technical Support Portal). Download, install and configure the License Manager in 32 or 64-bit, as indicated by the Version Identifier tool. A user guide is available in the installation process.

Automation Studio License Manager installation
 

Automation Studio™ Installation Guide
This guide provides information to help you install your software. Download.

Automation Studio™ License Manager Installation Guide
This guide provides information to help you install and configure the Network License. Download.


2. Service Release

Take full advantage of Automation Studio™ capabilities by downloading the latest service releases. Adjust your software's settings to receive a notification when a new update is available. Users under the Annual Maintenance & Technical Support Plan will automatically receive the service releases notifications via email.

Before installing the 32 or 64-bit version, please verify your computer’s compatibility by running Automation Studio™ Version Identifier.

Installing a Service Release:

  1. Verify the installed version:  Pro, Edu, 32 or 64 bit.
  2. Identify the updated file correspondent to the  version you have; the update files are identified on the products list as the files starting with U (versus P which corresponds to a full version).
  3. Download and install the update.
  4. For mass deployment, use the ".msi" file.

 

Minimum Requirements

Before downloading the latest Automation Studio™ release 6.4, you should ensure that your computer meets the following minimum requirements:


Automation Studio™ Professional:

  • A valid Automation Studio™ Professional license.
  • Operating System Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or Windows Server 2008R2 SP1, 2012, 2012R2 and Server 2016 - It is not recommended to install Automation Studio™ on a server machine.
  • Microsoft Office is not required but, if present, it must be 32 bit for 32-bit installation of Automation Studio™, or 64 bit for 64-bit installation of Automation Studio™.
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ I7 Quad-Core or equivalent. Automation Studio™ takes advantage of multi-core processors.
  • Memory: 4 GB for the 32-bit version and 8 GB for the 64-bit version
  • Graphic Card: Video memory 512 MB and up. Support for OpenGL 2.0 or Direct3D 11 is required for the 3D module
  • Disk space: 5 GB of free space is recommended. Additional space might be required for the catalogues.

Automation Studio™ Educational:


  • A valid Automation Studio™ Educational license.
  • Operating System Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or Windows Server 2008R2 SP1, 2012, 2012R2 and Server 2016 - It is not recommended to install Automation Studio™ on a server machine.
  • Microsoft Office is not required but, if present, it must be 32 bit for 32-bit installation of Automation Studio™, or 64 bit for 64-bit installation of Automation Studio™.
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ or equivalent. Automation Studio™ takes advantage of multi-core processors.
  • Memory: 4 GB.
  • Graphic Card: Video memory 512 MB and up. Support for OpenGL 2.0 or Direct3D 11 is required for the 3D module.
  • Disk space: 5 GB of free space is recommended. Additional space might be required for the Manufacturers' Catalogues.

Automation Studio™ Project Server (Multi-User Only):

  • Operating System Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or Windows Server 2008R2 SP1, 2012, 2012R2 and Server 2016.
  • Microsoft Office is not required but, if present, must be 32 bit for 32-bit installation of Automation Studio™, or 64 bit for 64-bit installation of Automation Studio™.
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz or equivalent.
    Recommended: Intel Core 2 Quad.
  • Memory: 3 GB.
  • Graphic Card: Video memory of 512 MB and up, with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 minimum.
  • Disk space: 500MB of free space.

Automation Studio™ License Manager:

  • Operating System Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or Windows Server 2008R2 SP1, 2012, 2012R2 and Server 2016.
  • Protocol: TCP/IP.
  • Disk space: 100 MB of available hard-disk space.

 

Product Registration

Registering your license grants you access to technical support, and will keep you informed about new versions, upgrades and service releases. Product registration will also help you in case your Automation Studio™ dongle is lost or stolen.


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Quick Start Guides

Whether you are an Automation Studio™ new user or you are simply looking to refresh your knowledge on the software, these Quick Start Guides are what you need. Discover, for each technology, what the basic manipulations are, how to build and simulate a circuit, how to change the technical properties of components and how to link controls to your circuit.

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