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System Requirements

This document explains how to install MOHID Studio 2016 step-by-step. Before start with the installation the user should ensure that all the system requires are fulfilled (check requirements on the Table 1).

Component Requirements
Operating System Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or later (64 bits)
Processor 1.8 GHz or faster processor
Memory 2GB of RAM
Disk Space[1] 500 MB
Display Resolution 1280x1024 or higher resolution
Display Colour Depth 32 bits
Additional Software Micrososf.NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual C++ 2015 Runtime (installed automatically)
Microsoft Excel 2007 or later [Optional]
Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 or later [Optional]

Table 1 : System Minimum Requirements.

MOHID Studio 2016 requires the full version of .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual C++ 2015 Runtime Libraries, that are installed automatically if not already installed on your computer. To import values from a XLS files to MOHID Studio 2016 a version of Microsoft Excel is required (2007 or later). To display the values from database as a report (on screen or to print) your system will also need the Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 or later. We recommend the use of Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 (download it from

Upgrading from previous versions

MOHID Studio 2016 can be installed in parallel with version MOHID Studio 1.2.7 and MOHID Studio 2015. All workspaces and solution created with previous versions of MOHID Studio will be available in MOHID Studio 2016.

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Install MOHID Studio 2016

The MOHID Studio 2016 installation package can be downloaded from the following link:

MOHID Studio 2016 Download

After the download is complete, you have to extract the package to a temporary folder. In this folder you will find a file called “setup.exe”, which has to be executed to start the installation process.

During this step, the setup will verify if all the pre-requisites (.NET Framework 4.5.1, Visual C++ 2015 Runtime, etc.) are fulfilled. If necessary, the system notify the user and will download the necessary packages. The MOHID Studio 2016 installation will start after the verification/installation of all necessary packages.


Visual C++ Runtime libraries do not have a install check and in some systems MOHID Studio installation may be unable to verify if they are already installed. In these cases, Visual C++ 2015 Runtime installation will be fired even if it is already installed in your computer.

If Visual C++ 2015 Runtime is not detected in the computer, the window with Visual C++ 2015 Runtime installation appears (Figure 1). Press the “Install” button to continue.

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Figure 1: Visual C++ Runtime Installation Window.

If Visual C++ 2015 Runtime is already installed in the computer, the next window appears (Figure 2), choose "Repair" so that the installation process continues.

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Figure 2: Visual C++ Runtime Installation Repair Window.

At the end of Visual C++ 2015 Runtime install, the next window appears (Figure 3), choose "Close" so that the installation process continues.

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Figure 3: Visual C++ Runtime Installation Finished Window.

With the pre-requisites installed, the MOHID Studio 2016 installation can start.

The first step of MOHID Studio 2016 installation is a welcome window (Figure 4).Press the “Next” button to continue.

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Figure 4: Welcome Window.

The second step is the License Agreement window (Figure 5). After the user read and accepted the MOHID Studio’s License Agreement press the “Next” button.

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Figure 5: License Agreement Window.

In the next window, the user can choose the installation folder. This window is represented on (Figure 6). By default, the installation path is:

C:\Program Files\Action Modulers\MOHID Studio 2016\
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Figure 6: Select Installation Folder Window.

The next window of the installation process is the confirmation window (Figure 7). In this window you have to confirm to start the installation process of MOHID Studio.

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Figure 7: Confirmation Window.

After the user press the “Next” button, on the confirmation window, the installation will start (Figure 8).

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Figure 8: Installation Window.

MOHID Studio 2016 is now successfully installed on your machine (Figure 9).

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Figure 9: Installation Complete Window.

Running MOHID Studio 2016 for the First Time

To execute MOHID Studio 2016 in win 10, click on Start -> bottom left icon for "All Apps" -> “Action Modulers” -> “MOHID Studio 2016” (Figure 10) or press the icon just created in the desktop "MOHID Studio 2016".

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Figure 10: Starting MOHID Studio in win 10.

To execute MOHID Studio 2016 in win 8 or 8.1, click on Start -> press down to "Apps", -> “Action Modulers” -> “MOHID Studio 2016” (Figure 11) or press the icon just created in the desktop "MOHID Studio 2016".

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Figure 11: Starting MOHID Studio in win 8.1.

To add MOHID Studio to Start Screen, on the previous step, instead of double click to open MOHID Studio, right-click on the "MOHID Studio 2016" icon and select "Pin to start".

After starting MOHID Studio 2016, the splash screen is shown (Figure 12) and the software will start.

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Figure 12: MOHID Studio splash screen.

When MOHID Studio 2016 is completely loaded, the License Management window will be presented (see next section).

If you are upgrading from a previous version, a popup window will ask if you would like to update the default executables files (the 2016 version deploys with updated MOHID executables). If the user chooses "yes" the new executables will be used as the default (when no specific executable exists within MOHID projects). If the user chooses "no", no change will be made to default executables. If the user cancels, the same question will be prompted next time studio starts (Figure 13).

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Figure 13: MOHID Studio update executables.


If installing MOHID Studio for the first time explore License Management on how to get a MOHID Studio License.

  1. – Disk Space required by MOHID Studio only. The disk space requited for additional software and projects is not included.


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