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Enhanced Licence Activation Key format

We are now using an enhanced Licence Activation Key format. The old V1 keys only had 1 digit to represent the year, e.g. V1-CIR5-27019-REN-00227-COMI-991B represented 2020. The new V2 keys use 2 digits to represent the year, e.g. V2-CIR5-27019-REN-200227-COMI-1E78 represents 2020. If you use an old V1 Activation Key in the latest software (with a version date of 20 February 2019 or later), you will get this error message: Sorry, the Licence Activation Key is not the correct length. It should look something like this: V2-CIR6-27019-REN-200205-PROF-B769 Please contact Mincad Systems to get a replacement Licence Activation Key. If you use a new V2 Activation Key in any older software (with a version date prior to 20 February 2019): e.g. V2-CIR5-27019-REN-200105-COMI-1E78 Sorry,…

CIRCLY 7.0 – importing data from CIRCLY 6.0

This is a forthcoming feature. Here is what is planned: There will be 3 options to import data from your CIRCLY 6.0 database: Only import your Materials Import your Materials and Layered Systems  Import the following items: Materials Layered Systems Full details of non-Austroads Design Method jobs (General Analysis; General Design and Haul Roads) Important – Resolving data clashes If you have records for Materials etc. that have the same IDs in both CIRCLY 6.0 and CIRCLY 7.0,  the CIRCLY 7.0 values will not be overwritten. Important – Austroads Design Method There is no way to automatically transfer all job data from CIRCLY 6.0 to CIRCLY 7.0 due to the differences in the CIRCLY 6.0 and CIRCLY 7.0 Austroads Design Methods.…

What are the limitations of CIRCLY 7.0 Evaluation Mode?

There is only one version of CIRCLY 7.0 – and it can be used in Evaluation Mode. Are you doing a CPEE Unit? We have made CIRCLY 7.0 available to CPEE students to facilitate completion of relevant design assignments. You can use CIRCLY 7.0 in Evaluation Mode to analyse your assignments.…

CIRCLY Error Number 6101 – Traffic Load Distribution (TLD) – .csv file error

  The .csv file that you import must look like the table on the right hand side:   The .csv file that you import must conform with these requirements: The first row must be: Load,SAST,SADT,TAST,TADT,TRDT,QADT   All the proportions (from all axle groups combined) must add up to 1.0 (or very close!) Click here for more information on Importing your TLDs.…

Using APSDS 5.0 over a network

APSDS 5.0 can be run over a network, in the sense that the data files can stored and shared on a remote server or workstation. For APSDS 5.0 to be able to access data over a network, you must Map the Network drive to a drive letter, for example M: For the following procedure to work, it is assumed that the APSDS 5.0 data files are already installed on the server – (the core data files are *.sds and *.mdb). To set up a client/workstation, follow these steps on the client: 1. Open Windows Explorer. (To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.) 2. In Windows Explorer, open “My Network Places”…

Using CIRCLY 6.0 over a network

CIRCLY 6.0 can be run over a network, in the sense that the data files can stored and shared on a remote server or workstation. For the following procedure to work, it is assumed that the CIRCLY 6.0 data files are already installed on the server – (the core data files are *.cls and *.cmdb). To set up a client/workstation, follow these steps on the client: 1. Open Windows Explorer. 2. In Windows Explorer, open “My Network Places” and navigate to the server, then to the drive where the CIRCLY data is stored. 3. Now start CIRCLY on the client. Click . If for example the CIRCLY data files are installed in the folder “C:UsersPublicDocumentsMincad SystemsCIRCLY6data” on the server, type in…

What APSDS 5.0 files do I need to backup?

To find out what data folder is currently being used: Click . The data folder will be shown in the “Data Path” field. By default this will be “C:UsersPublicDocumentsMincad SystemsAPSDS5data”. To backup your data: At the very minimum you only need to back-up all the *.sds files and the database files LAYERS.MDB and LOADS.MDB. There is only one possible catch. APSDS is designed to use the latest (and only the latest) versions of the relevant data from the databases when you run an analysis. If you change ANY of the data that was used by previously run jobs, if you run those jobs again they will use the latest data, not the historical data. This is by design. To ensure…

What CIRCLY 6.0 files do I need to backup?

To find out what data folder is currently being used: Click . The data folder will be shown in the “Data Path” field. By default this will be “C:UsersPublicDocumentsMincad SystemsCIRCLY6data”. To backup your data: At the very minimum you only need to back-up all the *.cls files and the database files LAYERS6.CMDB and LOADS6.CMDB. There is only one possible catch. CIRCLY is designed to use the latest (and only the latest) versions of the relevant data from the databases when you run an analysis. If you change ANY of the data that was used by previously run jobs, if you run those jobs again they will use the latest data, not the historical data. This is by design. To ensure that you can check the actual data…