Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition - Portable/Standalone

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Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition - Portable/Standalone

Overview

In some high security environments, software installation is not permitted due to internal policies; for example, some large enterprises do not allow employees to install software on their computers, thus employees do not have administrative rights. Bizagi offers a pen drive edition which lets users run Bizagi Studio from a USB drive, file server (such as Dropbox, One Drive, etc.) or any external storage device, without the need of having administrative rights.

 

Bizagi Studio Pen Drive enables working in a collaborative project without having to install Bizagi Studio in the each Workstation. With the Pen Drive users can log to a central server repository and work on the development of an automation project. It also allows users to create projects on the server repository.

 

Bizagi Studio Pen Drive avoids the installation of Bizagi components such as the Standard Server Operation Service, Connector Service, IIS, Scheduler and a Database.

 

Before you start

Make sure your drive has at least 2 GB available space.

Have the Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition file at hand (click here to download it).

Bizagi Studio full edition must be installed at the central server along with all its components.

Your account must be included in the Bizagi and Administrator group in the central server.

The Server Operations Service must be running at the central server.

The version installed at the central server must match the version of the Pen Drive.

The computer where you will run Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition, must meet with the following requisites:

 

BIZAGI STUDIO WORKSTATIONS WITH THE PEN DRIVE EDITION

HARDWARE

RAM

6 GB minimum.

Recommended: 8 GB.

Processor

64-bit

2 cores or more

2.4GHz recommended, or higher

Screen resolution

1024 x 768 or higher

Display set to use 100% (DPI)

SOFTWARE

Operating System

Windows 10 (all editions supported except  Windows 10 SL).

Windows 8.1

Windows 7 SP1 (Ultimate, Enterprise or Professional editions supported).

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

All these versions must have their Service Packs up to date.

Framework

.NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher

Packages

C++ Redistributable 2013 x86

C++ Redistributable 2013 x64

Browser

Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Chrome 24 or higher

Firefox 19 or higher

 

Feature restrictions

The following features are not available when using Bizagi Studio portable version.

 

Licenses: there is not an option to open the licenses on the server.

Update projects: Updating projects is not available using the Bizagi Studio portable.

Delete projects: Deleting projects is not available using Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition.

Web Server: Changing the Web server is not available using Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition.

One click deployment: Bizagi Studio portable does not allow using one click deployment.

 

Considerations

Take into account the following considerations when using Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition

The projects created with Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition are stored in the default project's path of the central server.

The scheduler of the projects created with Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition is created and handled in the central server.

The Connector Server of the projects created with Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition is created and handled in the central server.

The projects created with Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition can only be deleted in the central server. Nevertheless, you can use the disjoin option to remove it form the recent projects.

 

Extracting Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition

To extract Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition, follow the steps presented above.

 

1. Run the executable file.

 

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2. Select the destination path where you want to have the Pen Drive extracted. In this example, we use a USB Drive.

Click OK.

 

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3. Click Extract to unzip Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition. This may take several minutes.

 

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4. Once the extraction process is completed, you will find the Studio Client folder in the selected path. There, you will find the following folder structure.

 

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5. Open the Studio folder and run the BizAgiStudio.exe file to open Bizagi Studio.

 

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You can create a shortcut to make this file more accessible. To do so, simply right click it and select the option Create shortcut. Then, copy this shortcut in the desired location.

 

Bizagi Studio full installation vs Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition

The following table describes the components installed when using any of the available editions

 

Component

Bizagi Studio Edition

Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition

Server Operations Service (Windows Service)

Connector Service (Windows Service)

Scheduler Service

SQL Server Express Engine

IIS Express

Process Modeler

 

What is next?

Once you have extracted Bizagi Studio Pen Drive edition, you can copy the extracted folder in another location to use the Pen Drive wherever you need.

You can connect to a project to start working collaboratively in Bizagi as described at Opening a project or create a new project as described in Creating a new project.

 

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Take into account that the destination folder where the project is created is a path inside the central server.