In order to work offline away from the network you need to install Nova-T as a Satellite installation.
-The Nova Licence is required during the installation process.
-You will need Local Administrator rights to the satellite machine.
-Please ensure that you have matching versions of Nova-T6 on your satellite and SIMS system. Non matching versions may cause corruption if directories or files are copied back.
Extract the Nova-T installation files
The Nova Satellite installer (NovaSatelliteSetup.exe).
This file can be found on the SIMS Server (e.g. S:\SIMS\Setups).
Make a copy of NovaSatelliteSetup.exe onto any media that can be read by the satellite machine. Alternatively, path a drive to the network. (Where X: is the drive of your server.)
Make a copy of the licence file - MLICENCE.DAT - which can be found in either the network \SIMS\SNOVA\NOVAT folder or in local \PROGRAM FILES\SIMS\SIMS .net folders on network workstations where Nova is run. Paste this onto the hard drive of the satellite before running the setup.
1) Double-click the NovaSatelliteSetup.exe to run the Nova Satellite wizard. This will create files, usually in the path: C:\Program Files\SIMS\SATS
2) Click the Next button on each page of the wizard. The final page will indicate that the installation has completed successfully.
Click Start then Run, enter the following file structure, then click OK:
C:\Program Files \SIMS\SATS\ NOVA\NovaT6Setup.exe
Alternatively, navigate to this file using Windows Explorer and double click the NovaT6Setup.exe file to run it.
Click Next until the installation is complete.
Once the installation has completed, you are prompted to enter the licence file (MLICENCE.DAT).
Click the OK button. (Alternatively, you can apply this licence when you first run Nova-T6. )
If the licence file is present, the licence is applied and a message dialogue appears indicating that the installation has completed successfully.
Upgrade only: When upgrading, for Nova-T6 there is no need to run the installation setup; the NT6.EXE file can simply be copied from an upgraded network computer onto the satellite computer.
You will need to take a copy of the network plan file and copy it onto the laptop. Browse to where the plan file is stored on the network e.g. S:\SIMS\SNOVA\NT6\2020 Copy the current timetable SPL file. Copy this file onto the laptop into the C:\SNOVA\NT6\2020 folder. Once you are ready to load the data back onto the network you will need to copy this plan file from the laptop back to the network folder.