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Installing an SI Client



Review the supported environments for SI.


Check out our hardware/software requirements.


Check out the SI Release Notes.



The SI Client must be installed on Windows, there is no Mac version of SI. If using a Mac, you will need to install on Windows on a virtual machine.


You should install any third-party software you wish to use with SI like Visio and/or AutoCAD prior to installing the SI Client. If you plan to install these later, you will need run the appropriate Drawing Add-Ins Manager.



The SI Installer will automatically add the needed exceptions to your Windows Firewall. If you are using another firewall on your machine/network, you will want to make sure that the following ports are added as exceptions:


Port 9010 - this is the default port that the SI Client uses to connect to your SI Server

Port 1433 TCP

Port 1434 UDP


The following web addresses are important and you will want to make sure these are allowed through your firewall:









If any pre-requisite software is required, you will be prompted to install them, do this. Your SI Client machine must have an internet connection for this as the pre-reqs will be downloaded from D-Tools. Once the pre-reqs are installed, the D-Tools SI Server Setup wizard will open, click the Next button:




Scroll down and read the SLA, click the "I accept..." box and click the Next button:




We recommend letting the SI Server install to the default location. Click the Install button.




Click the Close button.



The first time a user opens an SI Client on your network you will be prompted to connect to the SI Server, you will then be prompted to register.

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