Installation Guide GD&T Advisor v2.0.0 for Creo

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A necessary function of the design process, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is often perceived as a tedious, manual exercise where specifications are drawn by hand and applied to CAD drawings as a separate step. With the GD&T Advisor designers can communicate permissible levels of imperfection in real-world manufactured parts, all from within the CAD environment.

Here is an installation guide for the GD&T Advisor v2.0.0 for Creo. The guide is meant for Windows XP and Windows 7 on 32-bit and 64-bit computers. To be able to install GD&T Advisor you need to have the installation media ready at hand. Access the latest software release from the Sigmetrix Support Center Download by first registering your valid GD&T Advisor serial number, which can be found in your license file. Click the link below to access the guide.

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1. Installation guide GD&T Advisor v2.0.0 for Creo

3. Step 1 - Start the Setup Start by logging in as an administrator to the license server computer and run the Setup.exe-file in the unzipped media and click Next on the Welcome screen. Step 2 - Accept the license agreement and click Next

4. Step 3 - Install the Sigmetrix License Manager First time users of GD&T Advisor need to start with installing the Sigmetrix License Manager. Step 4 - Choose destination or accept the default Click Browse to choose a destination or Next to accept the default.

6. Step 7 - Install the GD&T Advisor Click Install for the GD&T Advisor. Step 8 - Choose a destination or accept the default Click Browse to choose a destination or Next to accept the default.

5. Step 5 - Point out the license file Browse to the location of the license file and click Next. Step 6 - Finish the installation of the Sigmetrix License Manager Click Install to install the license manager and then Next when the installation is done. Click Finish to exit the Sigmetrix License Manager Setup.

9. Important notes In order to enable links in the GD&T Advisor Help pages the browser type in Creo must be set to “ie_in_sep_process“ or “ie_in_process“. If the browser in Creo is not IE based you will get the following message: In this case you can change the setting windows_browser_typ in the config-file to one of the mentioned values.

8. Step 11 - Finish the installation Click Install and then Next when the installation is done. Click Finish to exit the GD&T Advisor installer and click Close to exit the main installer. The GD&T Advisor should now be accessible from within Creo. Step 10.5 - License configuration: Configure Access If you chose the Configure Access : Choose the setup type to reference the Sigmetrix License Manager that best suits your needs.

7. Step 10 - License configuration Define how the GD&T Advisor will access the license information. Choose This Host if the application is installed on the same computer as the license server. Otherwise, choose Configuration Access . Step 9 - Specify the path for where Creo is installed The installer will modify the protk.dat-file so that the GD&T Advisor is accessible from within Creo.

2. How to install the GD&T Advisor v2.0.0 for Creo This installations guide is meant for Windows XP and Windows 7 on 32-bit and 64-bit com - puters. To be able to install GD&T Advisor you need to have the installation media ready at hand. Access the latest software release from the Sigmetrix Support Center Download by first registering your valid GD&T Advisor serial number, which can be found in your license file. Once you have downloaded the appropriate software distribution file, you should extract the files to a temporary folder. If you already have a Sigmetrix License Manager installed you may skip the steps 3 to 6.

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