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How to install, update and upgrade my Prokon software

Setup Package

You can use the Setup Package for a new installation of or upgrading of an existing installation of your structural analysis and design programs.

Program Updates

The Prokon development team is continuously working at improving the software. Changes in design codes, support for additional design codes, new program features and occasional bug fixes make for regular program updates.

Service Pack

The Service Pack is a package that includes the latest version of all structural and geotechnical analysis and design modules. The Service Pack is available as a ZIP archive that is easy to install manually. Ensure to do a Live Update after the installment.

Autodesk Extension Downloads

These downloads include the latest version of all our Autodesk Extension software packages. All downloads are available as a ZIP archive that is easy to install manually.

Download Setup Pack

Setup Package:

  • Download, Install & Activate your software
  • Download the Setup Package to your computer’s hard drive
  • Run the download program and follow the prompts to install
  • License mode: Active your software via License Manager
  • Demo Mode (Not active): Some features will be disabled or limited

Program Updates

You are eligible for free software maintenance if you have an annual rental agreement, if you purchased or upgraded your software within the past 12 months or you have entered into a maintenance agreement with your local Prokon partner.

Live Update

An automated utility that downloads the latest versions of your programs and installs them for you. This is the preferred method if you are already using the current version 3.0 of Prokon.

Download Instructions

Service Pack

A package that contains all program modules for manual installation. This is the preferred method when upgrading from one major version of Prokon to another, e.g. from version 2.6 to the current version 3.0.

Download Service Pack

Manual Updates

To update a specific module only, you can download it latest package and then install it manually.

Install Manually

Setup Package

Simply download the package and install over your existing programs. Note that the PROKON Setup Package is updated every couple of months only, so should run PROKON Live Update again afterwards.

Download Setup Pack

Service Package

The recommended method for updating Prokon is using the Live Update utility – it takes care of all the details for you. However, when upgrading from one major version of Prokon to another, e.g. from version 2.6 to the current version 3.0, you may find downloading and installing the Service Pack a more convenient option.

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Download the Service Pack to your computer’s hard drive.

Close all running Prokon programs except Prokon Calcpad.

In Prokon Calcpad, use the Install downloads function to install the updated program file.

Alternatively unzip the contents of the archive to your Prokon folder, overwriting any existing files.

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System Requirements:

Minimum system requirements:

  • PC with 1GB or 2GB RAM (depending on version of Windows) and 1,024 x 768 SVGA display.
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit).

Recommended:

  • PC with dual CPU cores, 8GB RAM or more.
  • Nvidia Quaddro FX or equivalent graphics adaptor that supports OpenGL and hardware acceleration.
  • Installing the software on a solid-state drive (SSD) and/or setting the working folder to an SSD will greatly increase performance.
  • Windows 10 Professional edition 64-bit.
  • The current suite of programs are 32-bit applications, and as such do not benefit from enhanced memory addressing provided by 64-bit versions of Windows. Frame Analysis and Sumo Structural Modeller are available in 64-bit versions with the ability for addressing more memory.

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