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Uninstalling CADconform

CADconform can be uninstalled by one of two methods:

  1. Executing the file $(CADCONFORM)\CADconform for MicroStation Uninstaller.exe

  2. Using the Windows Control Panel - either:
    "Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs > CADconform for MicroStation" (Windows XP or lower)
    "Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall Programs" (Windows Vista and higher)

Note that if you have a previous installation of CADconform and wish to install a new version, there is no need to uninstall the old version first. In this scenario, CADconform will detect the previous installation and prompt the user to do either an Upgrade or a Reinstall.

After uninstalling CADconform, several files may remain in the directory created by the installer. These files may be anything modified or created after the setup program installed CADconform. Typically, this will include the password list "CADCONFORM.PWL" and possibly also any File DSNs, databases or configuration files edited by the user after the software was installed. This allows customized menus and files to be retained for use with a newer version of CADconform, if the administrator chooses to install a newer version into the same directory.

Be careful to backup files when reinstalling CADconform, particularly if you have modified any of the standard installation files, such as the demo database in:

"$(CADCONFORM)\Database\CADconform Demo.mdb"

To completely remove all files installed by CADconform to prepare for a clean reinstall, follow these steps below:

  1. Uninstall the existing installation of CADconform via the Control Panel "Add / Remove Programs" in Windows XP or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista and above.

  2. Delete everything left in the "$(ProgramData)\Altiva Software\CADconform" directory.

  3. Ensure there are no CADconform files in the local Bentley program path "...\MicroStation\config\appl\CADconform*.cfg".

  4. Delete everything in "$(APPDATA)\Altiva Software\CADconform Client\".

The path defined by the "ProgramData" will vary according to the language of the system. It is usually set by default to "C:\ProgramData\" on English installations of Windows 7 and higher.
The value of the "APPDATA" variable will vary depending on the Windows version, language and current user. For example on an English Windows XP computer the full path might be:
    "C:\Documents and Settings\Piers Porter\Application Data\Altiva Software\CADconform Client\",
whereas on Vista it might be:
    "C:\Users\Piers Porter\AppData\Roaming\Altiva Software\CADconform Client\" .
You can verify the current expansion of "APPDATA" by opening a command window and typing "SET". This will list all environment variables and their current values.

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