Primavera P6 Professional is likely the most-used construction project management software package around today. Now at version 18.8, project controls planners & schedulers use Primavera P6 Professional to manage construction projects big and small around the globe. The Primavera P6 download process will let you download a free trial of Primavera P6 Project Management. And we’ll take you through the Primavera P6 download and install process step-by-step.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started with downloading a free trial of Primavera P6:
- A working copy of Windows 7 / 8 / 10. Primavera P6 does not run on Macs.
- Enough free disk space. You’ll need around 700 megabytes for the downloads and the install files.
- About 20 minutes. It’ll probably take that long to get everything up and running.
Primavera P6 installs with a database in the backend. But don’t worry.
We’ll be installing the SQLite version which is very straightforward to install. No fancy database engines needed.
Primavera P6 Download a Free Trial: How To Get & Install Primavera P6 Pro
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1) Create an Oracle Account
To get started with the download & install, you’ll need to register for an account over at this url: http://edelivery.oracle.com.
This the url for Oracle’s eDelivery portal when you can download the current version of Primavera P6.
Go through the registration process and eventually you’ll get an email confirming your account.
Click Continue. Then, go ahead an get logged in to the eDelivery portal.
2) Search for the Primavera P6 Download package
On the main page, use the search bar to search for “Primavera P6”.
In the results list, look for “Primavera P6 Professional Project Management“. That is the window-based version of Primavera P6 that everyone uses.
Now you’ll be presented with a long list of packages.
“DLP” stands for “Download Package”. Find the DLP package called “DLP: Primavera P6 Professional Project Management vx.xx.xx”.
At the time, the latest version of Primavera P6 was 18.8.
Primavera P6 Version Guide
Click Add to Cart.
Now click Checkout in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
3) Downloading Primavera P6
Next, on the checkout screen, you’ll see a list of items.
Confirm your platform (the only option is likely Microsoft Windows x64).
Now click Continue.
Take a minute to read and accept Oracle’s Terms & Conditions.
NOTE: this is where you are agreeing to use the software for evaluation on a trial basis.
I highly recommend you read through Oracle’s Terms so you know what you are agreeing to.
On the next screen, right-click the links and save the Primavera P6 download files to your PC.
Save the zip files to your computer.
Ok. That completes the Primavera P6 Download process. Congratulations! Now you can move on to the installation.
Install Primavera P6 Standalone Step-by-Step Instructions
Let’s get Primavera P6 Professional installed on your PC now. I’ll take you through the steps.
Remember, I mentioned earlier that we’ll be installing Primavera P6 standalone which uses an SQLite database. Well, just a reminder. Ok let’s go.
1) Extract the Application Zip Files
Extract the downloaded zip file that has the Primavera P6 application files in it.
I extracted mine using 7zip tools, which I really like for helping to create & extract zip files.
I extracted the Primavera P6 application install zip files their own folder on my desktop.
Navigate to the \P6_Pro_R188 directory and find the file setup.exe.
2) Run the setup
Choose ther Typical Install option.
You’ll see the install progress bars flash quickly.
Once that’s done, you’ll see the following options.
Make sure to check only “Run Database Configuration“.
3) Configure the SQLite database for Primavera P6
Now the database configuration screen pops-up.
Make sure you choose “P6 Pro standalone (SQLite)” from the dropdown list.
Primavera P6 can connect to other databases, but they require that you install the database engine on your PC first.
But SQLite is a database in a file. So only a single file is installed….cool eh.
On the following screen, choose the option to “Add a new standalone database & connection.”
On the following screen, you get to set your administrative username and password.
I like to stick with admin / admin, but you are welcome to alter to for better security. It is 2019 and cybercrime is always peaking.
I also suggest that you set the base currency of your database now, as it can’t be changed later. Simply enter in the currency name, the symbol and the country.
We’re almost done.
Now, you can accept the default location of the SQList database file, or you can rename it and choose a better file location.
Also, if you’d like your database to setup with some sample projects, check “Load Sample Data“. Else, you’ll get a completely empty database with your trial version of Primavera P6.
That’s it! You’ve downloaded Primavera P6, installed it and got the full version ready to go!
Go ahead and launch your new Primavera P6 Project Management application, and then login.
Those are the steps to download Primavera P6 and to get you up and running with a full version free trial copy of the tool. I know it’s a bit tricky at times, but hopefully you can get through it without problems.
In case you’re ready to take your Primavera P6 skills to a whole new level, why not checkout one of our Primavera P6 Training courses?