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erwin Evolve Web 2023.1.0 Installation Guide

erwin Evolve Web

Installation Guide

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erwin Evolve Web Installation Guide

Updated - March 2024

Version - 2023.1.0


Requirements and Preparation

Installation Overview

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A typical installation of Evolve requires the following components:

  • A Web Server - used to host the Evolve Web Application.

  • A Database Server - used to host the Evolve Repository.

  • An Evolve Suite Client – used to create and manage models in the repository.

  • Evolve Clients – used to connect to web sites running on Evolve web sites.

The instructions in this document relate only to the setup and configuration of the Evolve Web Application on the web server machine.

System Requirements

Web Server Requirements

The web server you plan to run Evolve from must meet the following requirements.





Min. 8GB (Quad Core)

Min. 12GB (6 Cores)

Memory usage increases along with the number of people accessing an evolve site. you may therefore require additional memory with higher numbers of users.


a modern server-class processor such as quad core i7


Available Disk SPace



Operating System

Only the following are supported:

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2022

The server should have the Role of Web Server enabled.

See Appendix A – Pre Install Components: Web Server (IIS) Features for more detail.

.NET Frameworks

  • 4.8.0 (provided)

All necessary lower versions of .NET are included in this package. NB: 3.5 should also be selected.


  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 10.0

  • IIS Manager

The following MIME Type extensions are required in IIS:

  • .eot /.json /.ttf /.woff /.woff2

See Appendix C – IIS MIME Type Support.


  • The user who installs Evolve Web Platform needs Administrator rights on the web server machine.

  • The Evolve Designer user must be able to run the application as Administrator for some functions.

  • So Evolve Web Platform can connect to the Evolve Repository, you need the login details of a Evolve System Manager.


If any user accessing the Evolve Web Platform sites using Internet Explorer, you must ensure that the name of the server you installed Evolve on must not include any underscores.


Any issue with Internet Explorer, that mean there is an underscore in the name and thus user faces issue while logging.

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