User Manual

8.1 Installation and Settings

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In this Article we'll learn:

  • Where you can find the Adobe Illustrator Plug-in installer
  • How to install the Plug-in

1. System Requirements

To install the Adobe Illustrator Plug-in and connect to the Workflow, the following requirements must be met:

  • Mac OS X or Windows – Either operating system is suitable and the respective Adobe Illustrator CC version
  • Adobe Illustrator CC – Appropriate version of AI and the correct version of the Plug-in installer
  • Network connection to the PMS/ZuniComm Server – Port 8081 and 8989 must be accessible
  • Installer – The installer package, either a .dmg or .exe file which can be obtained from customer service

2. Installer

The current Plug-in installer to be used for your version of the Workflow can be found on the Workflow Server under C:\Program Files\PPD\Plugin\. This contains the two current installers for Mac OS and Windows.

3. Installing the Plug-in

To install the Adobe Illustrator Plug-in, follow these steps:

  1. Download the appropriate installer for your Workflow version.
  2. Start the installation by executing the "X.X.X.XX Release PPD_AI_Plugin" file.
    • Windows: Open the installation file with administrator rights (right click and install as admin) and confirm any prompts to execute as admin.
    • Mac OS X: To run the installer, you must also have administrative rights. (Open with right mouse button and click on open).

Figure 1: The Introduction screen of the Adobe Illustrator Plug-in installer (mac version).

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  1. Select a target volume to choose the location of the installation. All hard disks in the system should be available.
  2. In the next step, you can select the appropriate Plug-in version in relation to your version of Illustrator.

Figure 2: The Installation Type screen in the installer.

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  1. Click on Continue to begin the installation.
  2. By confirming the administration rights, the installation is carried out.
  3. Complete the installation by clicking on Close.

Figure 3: The Installation screen of the installer.  

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4. Set up access

To access the basic control panels, follow these steps when opening them for the first time:

  1. Launch Adobe Illustrator
  2. Open the File Management panel via Window > Durst Workflow > File Management.
  3. Open the Settings dialog via Window > Durst Workflow > Settings. Enter the required connections (IP addresses) [2] and the Language [1] should be selected.
  4. Enter your Username and Password [3] to access the Workflow via the Plug-in.
  5. After entering your Username and Password [3] press Log in, the control panels that require a license are available depending on the license you have purchased.

Figure 4: The File Management control panel and the Settings window.

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