Installing the FileMaker Client (FM 18)


For successfully working with this guide:

  • Have at least the minimum FM18 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 (noting the location on your computer where they get placed):
    • A FileMaker (FM) installer
    • A license certificate file (i.e. fmcert)

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 and double-click your FileMaker Installer.
  2. Double-click the installation package.
  3. At the installation dialog, click Continue until you reach the Personalization step.
  4. Click the License Certificate radial button.
  5. Locate and double-click your license certificate.
  6. At the Personalization dialog again, with your license key entered, click Continue.
  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 installation Summary screen, click Close.

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