Posted by Bill Parker-Jervis, Last modified by Bill Parker-Jervis on 15 May 2018 10:24:05

The VisualSoft Suite uses some features which are not automatically installed as part of Microsoft Windows.  These are required and must be installed on your computer before you can you run the applications of the VisualSoft Suite.  There are three different ways to do this:

Method 1: The prerequisites can be downloaded using the links below. After they have been downloaded install them yourself, one by one, by double-clicking on each one in Explorer.

Method 2: Download the files using the links below and place them all in the same folder as the main VisualSoft Suite installation program before you run it. The VisualSoft installer will automatically find and install the prerequisites.

Method 3: Make sure that your computer has internet access while you run the VisualSoft installer. The prerequisite files will be automatically downloaded an installed as needed.

Required Files

Name File download links
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 for Windows Desktop SSCERuntime-ENU.exe
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x86) vcredist_x86_14.0.24215.1.exe
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) vcredist_x86_9.0.30729.6161.exe
DirectX End-User Runtimes (February 2010) directx_feb2010_redist.exe
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (or newer) NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe

If using Visual3D-Inspector, or the 3D Structure View in VisualEdit / VisualReview then you also need the files below.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) vcredist_10.0.40219.exe
Autodesk Design Review 2013