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OST 3.95 - 01.01 System Requirements, Installation Instructions, and Registration

Reference Number: AA-01515 Views: 4867 Created: 11/28/2017 05:54 am Last Updated: 10/03/2018 01:12 pm 25 Rating/ 2 Voters

If you haven't already installed On-Screen Takeoff, you will have to start there. Before installing On-Screen Takeoff, be sure your computer meets our System Requirements. Keep in mind, the minimums necessary to run On-Screen Takeoff/Digital Production Control may not provide acceptable performance.

Read the Release Notes for this version (and previous versions, if you like).

See On-Screen Takeoff® Product Information and Downloads.

On-Screen Takeoff v.3.95.0 System Requirements

The most-current System Requirements and Recommendations can be found here: CLS - Classic System Requirements

Operating System

Recommended

Windows® 10 Pro or Windows Server 2016

Supported

Windows® 8.1 Pro

32 Bit and 64 Bit operating systems are Supported.

(Windows® 7 and Windows Server 2012 are not supported.)

CPU (Processor)

Recommended

Intel Core i5 or faster

Required

Intel compatible 1GHz processor or faster

Memory and Storage

Recommended

8 GB RAM or more

Required

4 GB RAM

1 GB Hard drive space (plus more for plans, projects)

Other Requirements

Minimum display resolution: 1280 x 1024

Internet connection required for licensing

Must be installed by Windows administrator

.net 3.5 required

Usually, if your PC is capable of running a supported version of Windows above, it should be able to run On Center's products.

Optional

Information on running OCS Products in an Apple environment can be found in: ALL - Using Apple hardware (a MAC) with On Center's Products.

To use the 'Price Using Excel' function, a fully-licensed , locally-installed version of Microsoft Office® Professional 2010, 2013, or 2016 must be installed.

SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2014 (full or express versions), see CLS - Using SQL with Classic Products for more information.

Notes

On Center Software tests our software in conjunction with products currently under "Mainstream Support" with Microsoft. Once a version of Windows is 'retired' by Microsoft, On Center no longer tests or supports our software on that version. See CLS - Product End of Life (Sunset Plan) for more information.

The minimum system requirements support basic functionality of On Center Software programs. Actual requirements will vary, depending on your system configuration, other applications installed and running on your computer, the complexity of the electronic plans you use, and if you use the programs interactively.

If you are using a licensed version of On-Screen Takeoff, ensure you have your most current License Code(s) for the software (version specific). Then, download the appropriate version from the Product Information page, above. License codes are available on MyOnCenter.com.

Installation

Save the downloaded installer file to your local hard drive (the desktop is a perfect place, it is easy to find the installer).

When the download is complete, double-click the installer file - the "InstallShield Wizard" starts.

Click Next on the Welcome Screen (there is a link to the Release Notes and these installation instructions on the Welcome screen if you want to review them).

Review and Accept the End User License Agreement and click Next

Enter in the user and company name to which you want this installation of On-Screen Takeoff registered (this shows up on the "Splash Screen" and is associated with your product license although this does not change license ownership in any way) and click Next

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If you need to install to a directory other than the Windows default (Program Files or Program Files (x86)) click the Change button, otherwise click Next on the Destination Folder screen.

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(On Center recommends always installing to the Default directory.)

Click Install to continue with the installation - a progress screen displays

When the installation is complete, an information screen displays - review the information and then click Finish

A Web page opens explaining how to license your product.

You will find the shortcut to On-Screen Takeoff on your desktop, double-click it to launch the program.

Registering On-Screen Takeoff

The first time you run On-Screen Takeoff, you will need to complete a short registration. Registering your software allows your organization to determine who is using which license, along with other software information. Registration is required once per-user/per-machine, even if you uninstall and re-install the product, if you've previously registered, that information is retained (of course, if you get a new PC or you are signing into a new machine for the first time, you will have to register again).

Fill in all fields and click Submit - you will not be able to use the application until you Submit your Registration.

Users who have purchased On-Screen Takeoff need to license the product, covered in the next article. If you are using the free PlanViewer, you do not license the product and can skip to Quick Start Wizards.

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Comments 2
  • #
    [ Zachiluka Phiri]: 08/26/2018 10:28 pm

    Do these requirements below mean that we cannot install OST 3.95 on Windows 7?

    Recommended
    Windows® 10 Pro or Windows Server 2016
    Supported
    Windows® 8.1 Pro
    32 Bit and 64 Bit operating systems are Supported.
    (Windows® 7 and Windows Server 2012 are not supported.)

  • #
    [Daniel Wal]: Re: 08/28/2018 07:54 am

    Windows 7 is no longer supported, we don't test the products on that operating system nor do we troubleshoot issues that are unique to the software installed on that operating system. If you want to install the products on Window 7, you are doing so with the understanding that you are using the products in an unsupported environment, and Technical Support may not be able to help you with any issues that you experience.

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