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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”…

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…

Error Number: 9201 – Hardware Lock has not been activated to run APSDS 5.0

If you have purchased an upgrade to APSDS 5.0 to use on an existing hardware lock: You must key in a special activation code to set the Hardware Lock to run APSDS 5.0. Make sure you have your activation code handy before proceeding. Before doing this you must have installed the Sentinel System Driver (click here for instructions) ANDAPSDS 5.0 for the first time. The Licence Activation Key provided by Mincad Systems will be of the form: V1-APS5-26719-REN-70611-COMI-7146 Copy the key to the Windows clipboard (by highlighting it and then Control+C). Make sure your Hardware Lock is plugged in. Start APSDS 5.0 from the Windows Start menu (APSDS 5.0/APSDS 5.0). Click on the menu item “Help”, then “Licence Activation Key”. You will then see this form: Paste (Control+V) your Licence Activation Key into the box,…

APSDS Fatal Error Number 9606 – Unable to execute numerical engine

When you click the “Run Analysis” button, APSDS 5.0 uses APSDS32.exe to perform the numerical analysis. This error is usually caused by APSDS32.exe not having the correct permissions to be executed by APSDS 5.0. Check with your System Administrator that APSDS32.exe is not being blocked by your Firewall. Try switching off your Firewall(s). Here are some links showing how to switch off Windows Firewall: Windows XP Firewall Windows Vista Firewall Windows 7 Firewall You may also be running a third-party firewall.…

What are the limitations of APSDS 5.0 Evaluation Mode?

There is only one version of APSDS 5.0 – and it can be used in Evaluation Mode. In evaluation mode you can evaluate many of the features including analysing the two Example problems. Are you doing a CPEE Unit? We have made APSDS available to CPEE students to facilitate completion of relevant design assignments. You can use APSDS in evaluation mode to analyse your assignments. There is no restriction on TOTAL Pavement thickness as long as you are using the material properties specified by your assignments.…