Installing the FileMaker Client (FM 17)


For successfully working with this guide:

  • Have at least the minimum FM 17 certified operating system installed on your computer.
  • Have administrator privileges on your computer.
    Note: You may need to adjust preferences on your Mac to install apps that aren't from the Mac App Store.
  • Obtain these resources from your system administrator:
    • A FileMaker (FM) installer - Take note of the location on your computer where your system admin places the FM installer
    • The exact Organization name for your FM license
    • The License Key for your FM license

Installation Process

aACE is built using FileMaker Pro Advanced. This allows developers to leverage the FileMaker platform to customize aACE as necessary, providing a perfect fit at a lower cost and higher quality than expensive alternatives. To use aACE, you must first install FileMaker:

  1. Locate your FileMaker Installer and double-click it.
  2. Double-click the installation package.
  3. At the installation dialog, click Continue until you reach the Personalization step.
  4. Enter your personalization details, then click Continue:
    1. Mark the flag for Full Version.
    2. Enter your first and last name for your User Name.
    3. Enter the exact Organization name for your FM license.
      Note: We recommend copying and pasting the Organization name.
    4. Enter the License Key for your FM license.
  5. At the License step, review the FileMaker license agreement, then click Continue.
  6. At the license confirmation dialog, click Agree.
  7. At the Installation Type step, click Install.
    Note: If any changes are needed, your system administrator will help you customize the installation.
  8. At the install confirmation dialog, enter the password for your workstation, then click Install Software.
  9. At the FileMaker registration window, click Register Later, then click OK.
  10. At the installation Summary screen, click Close.

After installing FileMaker, you are ready to access aACE on your computer.