1.5 Installation

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INSTALLATION

The latest version of FenestraPro for Revit can be downloaded using the link below:

 Please click on the Download button here to download the installation file.

FenestraPro supports Revit versions 2019, 2020 and 2021 (Older Revit versions do not have the required libraries to facilitate all the functions and features provided).

Before installing the software, please close any open Revit sessions that you are using.  It is recommended to uninstall any previous version of FenestraPro.

Double click on the installation file to install the application on your machine.  The software will then appear as a new icon on the Add-in Menu of Revit.

Users with existing license subscriptions will be able to continue using the same license (as your current version is being upgraded to a newer one).  The application now includes a notification advisory if there is a more recent version available for download.

 

Note: Windows Defender SmartScreen may show a warning on your desktop to confirm the installation – you may click on ‘Run anyway’ to proceed.  This is a normal security precaution in Windows.

 

Alternatively, to avoid this, after downloading the file from the website, you may browse to the file location (eg. Downloads folder), right-click on the file and choose Properties.

A new window will open where, in the General Tab, you may check Unblock.  Click Apply and OK to close this window.  You may then install normally without any security message from Windows.

Unblocking the Application before installing

If you wish to install an older version of FenestraPro and your existing installation is more recent, the more recent version should be uninstalled first.  Older versions may always be upgraded to newer versions on your machine.  If you have a current license subscription, it will continue as before.  You will not need to input the serial number in the new version.

The current version of FenestraPro for Revit  manages the stored results of previous sessions.  When it is installed, it will rename the FenestraPro folder on your local machine which has cached all the solar data and logs from previous models.  This avoids having to uninstall older versions of the software or the need to delete any existing files.  Results/Data will not transfer to the new version however and Building Codes will need to be recreated.

Note: Any models which have previously been used with FenestraPro will need to have results re-calculated and any properties or options set in FenestraPro during previous sessions will, however, be lost.  If you wish to maintain results for a project, you may copy the relevant files from the existing FenestraPro folder (before any new installation is started) and save them to a temporary folder on your machine.  When the installation has completed and the new FenestraPro folder is created automatically, you may copy and paste these files into the new folder.

An unattended installer is also available for deployment where a command-line utility may be used.  The Application may then be installed on several machines without users having to input any serial number when opening FenestraPro in Revit.  Please contact us directly if you require this.

Accept the Terms and Conditions and Install

Accept the Terms and Conditions and proceed to install
Click on Finish to complete

FenestraPro for Revit includes the Glass database with products currently from both Vitro and Guardian Glass.  FenestraPro will need to modify the file which contains the Construction Types in Revit.  By accepting the terms of the License Agreement, consent is given to allow FenestraPro to add additional entries to this list so that they appear in Revit.

Note: If the Constructions.xml file is manually modified and then saved after FenestraPro for Revit is installed or if another version of the file is substituted at any time, writing of the new Glazing Types from the Glass Database may stop working as the new file may not have the permissions necessary to allow editing.  This may be resolved simply by re-installing FenestraPro.  Exporting Reports (Snapshots) may also fail if permissions for this file are reverted to read-only.

Alternatively, while security permissions may be manually set for this file.  This is an advanced process and is recommended to be done by those with sufficient competence and authorization. Please contact us if you require assistance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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