No, you do not need to uninstall first. Just run the installer again and choose Repair at the start of the installation process. Then click the Next button and follow the instructions.
When you run the installer, the software checks which version is currently installed.
- If this version is more recent than the one you are trying to install, the installation procedure is aborted automatically.
- If the version of the installer is more recent, the installation procedure updates the software.
- If the versions are the same you are prompted to either Modify, Repair or Remove the current installation.
The above assumes that the installation is bad. Sometimes however there is a problem in the configuration (the cui file for instance, and the user profile stored in the registry) and this is not fixed by reinstallation. Often reinstallation is not even required or helpful and just a clean reinitialization is needed. This can be done by cleaning the userfiles and cleaning the BricsCAD userprofile . This is best done while BricsCAD is not running.
- The program stores userfiles in the path stored as ROAMABLEROOTFOLDER. An example of a typical path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Bricsys\BricsCAD\V18x64. The program also stores templates in LOCALROOTFOLDER , and a typical path used for that is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Bricsys\BricsCAD\V18x64. In order to reset the program in a more thorough manner these folders have to be emptied. Windows explorer may have set these folders as invisible.
See also: ROAMABLEROOTFOLDER and LOCALROOTFOLDER
- The userprofiles are stored in the registry can be managed with the standalone UserProfileManager utility. This allows to delete and add BricsCAD profiles.