Install iConstruct 2015 for Naviswork 2014

Install iConstruct 2015 for Naviswork 2014 on Windows 2008 R2 as a host server with SQL Server Express.

Host Server:

  1. Install SQLEXPR_x64_ENU -> Default Instance, SQL Authentication (use sa account)
  2. From local, run Setup (iConstruct_2015_Navisworks_2014_260315)
  3. Select iConstruct BIM-Flow Server

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4.  When prompt for SQL info:

  • Server name: hostname or IP address
  • Database name: accept default (iConstruct)
  • Sql authentication: sa

5.  iConstruct Server Service created

iconstruct services

Client Computer with iConstruct already installed:

  1. Exit iConstruct instance
  2. Run as command, use the same username/credential as iConstruct BIM-Flow Server install instance from the host.

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3.  iConstruct 2015 BIM-Flow ToolSuite 2015 will open.

4.  Configure Server Address

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    • Click OK
    • Add active users
    • Exit program

5.  Open iConstruct Program.  Note: “Working online” status at the bottom of program indicates client is connected with host.

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FTP: Telnet Port Access

At the Windows command prompt, assuming you already have Telnet Client installed, type the following syntax to check the FTP port access.

telnet FTP_Address PortNumber


telnet 21

Result: if you see for example, 220-FTP and some message, this means the FTP address and port access are standing by.

Starbuilder Hangs At Loading Program – Connecting

From standalone Starbuilder client only -> Open odbcad32 (windows\SysWOW64), User DSN, add StarBldr32 with SQL Server driver.



Updated: 15Aug2016

From clients, standalone, and citrix, the Starbuilder is trying to connect the database server.  Loading frame hangs.  Unable to ping database server.

Restart database server fixed the problem!