Note: In order to use Avontus Designer, you need an active license for the software. You can purchase a Avontus Designer license on our website, here: https://www.avontus.com/scaffold-designer-features-and-pricing.

Installation Notes

Permissions

Installation requires administrator rights.

User Account Control (UAC)

When UAC is turned off, installation must be completed using Administrator login, or right-click the installer and select Run as Administrator.

Remote Desktop/Virtual Machines

Due to graphics limitations, Avontus Designer does not support remote desktop and virtual machine environments.

Multi-User Computers

When multiple users share a single computer, user accounts may require administrator privileges for Avontus Designer and Microsoft Visio®. Additionally, in certain scenarios on shared computers, you may need to start Visio before you can open Avontus Designer. If necessary, contact your system administrator for installation. 

Quantify Integration Warnings

ClickOnce

You can use ClickOnce technologies to install Scaffold Viewer and other products that depend on Avontus Designer. Ensure that your firewall is enabled to allow ClickOnce to install and update properly.

Installation Procedures

Avontus Designer requires Microsoft Visio 2013 or later to operate. Therefore, you must install Visio before installing Avontus Designer. A single license of Microsoft Visio 2013 is included with each license of Avontus Designer.

Installation is completed in three steps:

1. Determine the bit version to install.

Avontus Designer is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions. The bit version of Avontus Designer must match the bit version of Visio. To determine which bit version of Visio you need, see our guide here. Please note that the bit version of Visio does not always match the bit version of the computer.

2. Install Microsoft Visio.

If this program is already installed on your computer, skip this step. If Visio is not already installed, download and install the appropriate bit version.

Microsoft Visio 2013 32 bitMicrosoft Visio 2013 64 bit

3. Install Avontus Designer.

Download and install the bit version of Avontus Designer that matches the bit version of installed Visio:

Avontus Designer 32 bitAvontus Designer 64 bit

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact support@avontus.com


For complete installation instructions, select an article below.

Software & Hardware Requirements

Determining Which Version of MS Visio You Need/Have

Installing and Launching Avontus Designer

Activating Avontus Designer