Bizagi Studio Portable edition

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Bizagi Studio Portable edition


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 portable edition which lets users run Bizagi Studio without the need of having administrative rights.


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


Before you start

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





6 GB minimum.

Recommended: 8 GB.

Hard Disk

2 GB of free space



2 cores or more

2.4GHz recommended, or higher

Screen resolution

1024 x 768 or higher

Display set to use 100% (DPI)


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.


.NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher


C++ Redistributable 2013 x86

C++ Redistributable 2013 x64


Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Chrome 24 or higher

Firefox 19 or higher


You need to have the following permissions on the folder that you are going to execute the portable edition:





Read and execute

List folder contents




Extracting Bizagi Studio portable edition

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


1. Run the executable file.




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

Click OK.




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




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.




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







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.



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.

Create projects: Creating on premises projects is not available using the Bizagi Studio portable. However, you can create a Cloud project.

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

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

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

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



Bizagi Studio full installation vs Bizagi Studio Portable edition

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



Bizagi Studio Edition

Bizagi Studio portable 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 portable edition, you can copy the extracted folder in another location to use the portable wherever you need.

Connect to an existing project: you can connect to a project to start working collaboratively in Bizagi as described at Opening a project.

Start a Trial: You can start a Studio Collaboration Trial to test the platform.



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