PCBx3 Manager | 90days Trial Version

The PCBx3 Manager | 90days Trial Version package includes PCBx3 Manager R8.10.15 | Enterprise Edition, the PCBx3 server and database engine and several sample files.

The installation will create the folder C:\Program Files\BlakeDev and place the PCBx3 icon on your desktop ready to go. On 64bit computers the folder is created in C:\Program Files (x86)\BlakeDev.

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Installation Guide

The Installation Guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to successfully install the PCBx3 Manager 90days Trial Version. The guide covers the following subjects:

Installing the application

NOTE: You will need Administrator privileges to install the program!

The installation will propose the folder C:\Program Files\BlakeDev for the main application. It is recommended to accept this default folder. If you choose to select a different location, the application will require reconfiguring first!

  1. Download and save the zip file to a secure folder on your hard-disk.
  2. Extract the enclosed files to the same folder.
  3. Locate and double-click the file Setup.exe in that folder.
  4. Follow the Windows Installer prompts
  5. Select the Typical Installation option when prompted

NOTE: You can delete the zip file after successful installation but you need to keep the extracted files in a secure location as they are required if you want to uninstall the application later.

Setting the required folder permissions

NOTE: You need Administrator privileges to modify folder permissions!

View or download PCBx3 Manager Installation Guide

To set the permissions for the two key folders open the Windows Explorer.

The two key folders shown below require the Windows 7 permission: Full control.

  • Folder 1: C:\PCBx3Manager - location of the server database, system files and folders
  • Folder 2: On 32-bit computers: C:\Program Files\BlakeDev
  • Folder 2: On 64-bit computers: C:\Program Files (x86)\BlakeDev
  • To change the permissions in Windows 7 do the following:
  1. Select and right-click a folder listed above
  2. Select Properties and on the General Properties dialog that is shown select the Securities tab
  3. Below the Group and user names list click the button Edit
  4. On the Permissions dialog that is shown select Users
  5. In the list Permissions for Users select the required permissions - Full control
  6. Press OK on the Permissions dialog and then OK again on the General Properties dialog

NOTE: In Windows XP, you need to remove the Read-only check for both folders and in the Share tab allow users to modify files in the two folders.

Determining correct hardware and Microsoft Office Version

The sample application comes pre-configured for 32-bit / 64-bit computers and different Microsoft Office Versions.

If you have donw-loaded the wrong version - don't worry - you don't have to uninstall the sample application again!

All you need to do is download the correct PCBx3 Manager client application.

To select a different PCBx3 Manager application, click here.

Once you have downloaded and extracted the appropriate application simply follow the below steps:

  1. Select and right-click the PCBx3 Manager desktop icon and select Find Target
  2. The folder that contains the PCBx3Client.mde is now shown
  3. Delete the PCBx3Client.mde file
  4. Copy the downloaded and extracted application from above into this folder
  5. Rename the file to PCBx3Client.mde
  6. Close the folder and follow the steps in the next section
Opening the sample application for the first time

Once installed, double-click the new PCBx3 Manager desktop icon. Depending on your computer security and user settings, the first time the application is opened a security warning will appear.

The warning asks you if you want to be warned prior to opening this program from Blake Developments, select yes. The program will close again.

Opening and logging into the sample application

Double-click the PCBx3 Manager icon and on the security warning that will follow select to open the program.

The application will load and the PCBx3 Manager | Secure Login screen will appear. Select:

  • To: BuildCorp (Sample Company)
  • User name: Bob
  • Password: bob
  • Click the Enter button

NOTE If you have donwloaded a different client application to suit your computer and Microsoft Office version, then the downloaded application needs connecting to the Sample Application Database first. Simply follow the below steps:

  1. A dialog box is shown saying that the database connection is not valid, press OK to continue
  2. The File Open dialog box will appear for you to select the Sample Application Database
  3. Select the folder C:\PCBx3Manager\PCBx3AppServer\Database
  4. Select the database SAMPLEPCBx3Server.mdb and then click open
  5. The system will connect to the database and a message will confirm the successful connection
  6. Select and enter the above Login details
Uninstalling the application

To uninstall the PCBx3 Manager | 90days Trial Version application simply follow the bow steps

  1. Click the Start menu button and then select Control Panel
  2. Select Add / Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7)
  3. Select and right-click on Blake Developments - PCBx3 Manager Trial Version
  4. Select Uninstall and follow the Windows prompts
  5. NOTE: This will also remove the Runtime Database Engine. Refresh list to make sure
  6. Select and right-click on Microsoft Access 2003 Run-time Database Engine
  7. Select Uninstall and follow the Windows prompts
  8. You may have to restart your computer
PCBx3 Manager System Requirements

Minimum requirements for a successful PCBx3 Manager installation.

Windows Minimum Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 10
  • A PC with a 1 GHz Intel or AMD processor
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • At least 250MB of Hard disk space
  • Access to the Internet

Application Integration Requirements

  • Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel - 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019
  • Internet Browser
Recommended Installation Settings

PCBx3 Manager client application: C:\Program Files\BlakeDev\

PCBx3 Manager server: a network drive that is backed up regular

PCBx3 Manager | Login

Once the PCBx3 Manager | Secure Login screen appears select the following:

  • To: BuildCorp (Sample Company)
  • User name: Bob
  • Password: bob
  • Click the Enter button