Update 12d Model

12d Solutions releases a new version of 12d Model roughly every two years. During the two year life of a Version there will be numerous minor releases. Each minor release is identified by a 'C' number, and this number is displayed in the top left corner of the 12d Model window. The version shown below [...]
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Authorise 12d Model

You will need to authorise 12d Model if: You have just installed 12d Model on your machine. See this post for instructions on how install 12d Model. You have upgraded your license of 12d Model. The new authorisation file will allow you to use the new modules. You have been using 12d Model for two [...]
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Certify Codemeter Dongles

Certify Codemeter Dongle 12d Model uses Codemeter Dongles. These dongles must be Certified over the internet every two months. 12d Model will automatically certify the dongle, the only time you need to do anything is if the automatic Certify process fails. The 'Certify Codemeter Dongle' panel is shown below. If you see this message you [...]
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Error starting 12d Model

The "Authorization Error" panel is displayed when try to open a 12d Model project (or create a new project) and 12d Model fails to authorise. 90% of issues when failing to start 12d Model are related to one of the following; The "Authorization" file (nodes.4d) or The USB Dongle not being found by 12d Model. [...]
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Upgrade to 12d Model 14

12d Solutions has released 12d Model 14 As usual with a 12d Model upgrade there are 100s of new features. The big news for this version are the enhancements 12d Model's BIM capability, the huge improvements to 12d Field (Pickup), and to drafting and plotting. Here is what you need to know: 12d Model 14 [...]
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Network Dongles

12d Model requires access to a 'dongle' in order to run. Most users have a 'standalone' dongle attached to a USB port in their computer. Standalone dongles are available in full size USB, mini USB, and micro SD Card Since 2015 12d Solutions has shipped 'Codemeter' dongles with new licenses of 12d Model If your [...]
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Installing 12d Model

This post describes how to install 12d Model. If you have just purchased 12d Model and you want to install the program, or you have 12d Model and you want to install it onto a new computer, you are in the right place. Installing 12d Model has four steps Install dongle drivers Attach the dongle [...]
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Transferring the 12d Model Network Dongle

Before plugging the dongle in the new server, you will need to install the dongle drivers.  The latest dongle driver installer can be downloaded here: http://downloads.12dmodel.com/v11/11.1.11/11.1.11.7/12d_dongles_installation_13_Oct_16.exe When installing, you will be asked what type of dongle is in use. The dongle type is easily recognised by the colour: * Green - Wibu * Silver - [...]
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