Downloading the Simdrive Installer

In order to use Simdrive, you must first have Simsol Installed. If you haven't installed Simsol yet, follow the Simsol Installation Guide.  Once Simsol is installed, you can download the Simdrive installer here:

Running the Simdrive Installer

Depending on your web browser, you may be prompted to 'Run' the Simdrive Installer. If you see this prompt, go ahead and run the installer.

Tip: If you are using Google Chrome, you will see the download on Chrome's taskbar in the bottom left corner of the Chrome window, just click this link to begin the install.

Some browsers require you to save the installer to your computer first, in this case, the file should appear in your selected downloads folder. Navigate to this folder, and run SimsolSimdriveInstall.exe.

Navigating the Installation Process

Once you have clicked to run the Installer, you will see a Simdrive window with an 'Install Now' button.


Click on this button, then click on 'Continue to Install' on the subsequent prompt. 

After a moment, a License Agreement window will be shown on screen. Read and Accept the agreement, then click Next at the bottom right of the window. Then click 'Ok' on the subsequent prompt. 

The installer will begin to prepare the installation.

It will then search your computer for the Simsol Installation Directory 

*NOTE: You cannot use the automatic installer if you run multiple copies of Simsol on one device, please give us a call if this is the case (800) 447-4676 M-F 9 AM-5:30 PM EST.

You may be prompted to accept the installation directory - if so, click Next/OK at the bottom of the window. The installation should now begin. Once it is complete, click 'Finish' and a prompt for linking your Google Drive will appear.

Linking Simdrive to Google Drive

Click the 'Set Up Now' button on the aforementioned prompt. 

Another window will populate showing your Simsol installation directory, click on the 'Continue' button.

Next, you'll be prompted to connect your Google Drive account. Choose an account listed, you may need to add your account if this is your first time setting up Simdrive. 

*NOTE: Due to varying security on individual devices, you may get a prompt warning you about the safety of the app. Simdrive is safe, secure, and there is no need to worry. Simply, click 'Show Advanced' and then click 'Go to Simdrive (unsafe)'.

Next, a prompt will appear asking to allow Simdrive to access your Google Drive, click 'Allow' in the bottom right. 

Choose your settings for Simdrive. Don't worry about these too much, as you can change them anytime. 

Simdrive is now successfully installed and linked to Google Drive. As a final step, you will need to register Simdrive with us. To complete this step please give our Registration Department a call at (800)447-4676 x 300 M-F 9 AM-5:30 PM EST