Preparing your System for Installation

Get Administrator Permissions

You need Local User Administrative permissions to install SOFiSTiK software.

Check your user permissions by going to: Control Panel ‣ User Accounts ‣ Manage User Accounts

Set Powershell Execution Policies to REMOTESIGNED. https://technet.microsoft.com/de-DE/library/hh847748.aspx

Note

Domain User Administrative permissions may not be sufficient to install SOFiSTiK software on your computer. Contact your system administrator if you don’t have Local User Administrative permissions.

Install System Updates, Exit Applications, Disable Anti-virus Products

Install system updates and reboot your computer.

Before beginning the installation exit all applications that are currently running.

Security software like anti-virus products may interfere with the installation process. Temporarily disabling them may help if you encounter problems during installation.

Whitelist SOFiSTiK servers in your firewall settings if necessary:

  • for license updates: https://getafix.sofistik.de/
    • Server: getafix.sofistik.de
    • Port: 443 (HTTPS)
    • Protocol: TCP (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • for software updates using SOFiSTiK Application Manager: https://sam.sofistik.io
    • Server: sam.sofistik.io
    • Port: 443 (HTTPS)
    • Protocol: TCP (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • for software updates using SONAR (applies to SOFiCAD and SOFiSTiK version 2016 and before):
    • Server: ftp.sofistik.de (178.63.99.83)
    • Ports: 80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS)
    • Protocol: TCP (HTTP/HTTPS)

SOFiSTiK Version Compatibility Matrix

Check the following version matrix for the list of compatible Autodesk product versions required to install and run our products on the respective Windows versions.

SOFiSTiK Version Compatibility Matrix