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Installation Instructions - OST QB DPC

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System Requirements

Before installing any Classic product (On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control), be sure your computer meets our System Requirements.  System Requirements are minimums necessary to run the product and may not provide acceptable performance.  For the latest System Requirements see Related articles - these System Requirements apply to the current shipping versions of our classic products. For product and version-specific System Requirements, see the appropriate article in the User Guide for the Product/Version you are installing.

On- Screen Takeoff and Digital Production Control 3.98 System Requirements

Quick Bid 4.99 System Requirements

If you are using an MSI Package for a "distributed" installation, see Using an MSI Package to Install On-Screen Takeoff or Quick Bid for instructions.

Product Information Pages

See the Product information page for your product for links to Downloads, Release Notes, User Guides, System Requirements, Training Videos, etc.

You can download older versions of the products on their respective Product Information page, but you can only download the current version through the portal, see below).

Get Your License Key

Ensure you have your most current Activation Code(s) for the software (activation codes are product/version specific). (Unless you are using the free, PlanViewer (unlicensed) version of the software.

To retrieve your Activation Code(s), you will need to sign into MyOncenter.com.  If you do not have access to the Portal, you will need to contact the person at your Company who manages your license inventory.

On Center Software is unable to issue Activation Codes directly to users - all codes must be retrieved from the Portal.  

Download and Install

Download the software using the link for the version of the software you own from MyOncenter.com.  Save the installer file to your local hard drive (your Windows Downloads folder is a perfect place, it is easy to find the installer).

There are detailed installation instructions for each product in the System Requirements links above, the information below is just a generic walk-through.

On-Screen Takeoff installer file example

Quick Bid installer file example

Once the installer file is downloaded, double-click it - the "InstallShield Wizard" will start.  You may receive a User Account Control warning, if you do, click Yes.

(The screenshots below are branded for "On-Screen Takeoff" but the Quick Bid install is similar.)

Click Next on the Welcome Screen - please read the Release Notes for important information!

Review and Accept the End User License Agreement and click Next

Enter in the user and company name to which you want this installation of On-Screen Takeoff registered (this shows up on the "Splash Screen" and is associated with your product license) and click Next


Choose Complete or Custom installation (the only time you need to select "Custom" is if you want to install to a directory other than the Windows default (C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)) and click Next

Click Install to continue with the installation - a progress screen displays

When the installation is complete, an information screen displays - review the information and then click Finish

A Web page opens explaining how to activate/license your software.

You will find the shortcut to the application on your desktop, double-click it to launch the program.

Product documentation (user guides) describes functionality in the latest version of each major release and may not match the functionality in the version you are using. Please check the Product Information and Downloads pages by clicking one of the product buttons above.

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