Architectural Graphic Standards (AGS)
Client Download and Installation

To use or install the Architectural Graphic Standards 4.0 Client, you must be on the Texas Tech Network, either connected directly or via the Texas Tech VPN connection (follow this link to the VPN setup instructions).


Quick Install Instructions:
  1. You must use the Internet Explorer browser on a Windows operating system to install the AGS client.
  2. Click here to install: AGS client setup. This will execute the client installation on the local machine. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  3. To run the program after installation:
    Select "Architectural Graphics Standards" from the Start | Programs menu on the client PC to launch the application, or double click the desktop icon.

    NOTE: You will need to install the Mozilla Firefox browser to run the AGS application. You can choose your preferred browser to use the AGS application. To select a browser, click "File" in the upper left corner of the AGS window, and choose "Select Browser" and choose "Firefox".

  4. Select "Yes" if prompted to change the temporary internet settings for the browser.
  5. Architectural Graphic Standards should now open in a browser and is available to use.
Installation Notes:

The Architectural Graphic Standards application operates as a mini web server on your computer. This is very efficient and flexible but may require some adjustments to your browser settings if you have problems at any time. It is unlikely you will have problems unless you have altered settings on your browser, but the following notes explain the main points where a problem may arise.

NOTE 1: DO NOT Choose "Work Offline"

You do NOT need an active Internet connection to run the AGS Client, however you must have network access to the AGS Server. When you run the AGS application, you may get a message suggesting that an Internet connection is not available. If you select "Work offline", this setting will prevent communication with the program server, and the program will not function properly. Please choose "Try Again" (or "Connect"), and the application should launch without a problem.

NOTE 2: If you use a local network with proxy server, you should select the check box "Bypass proxy server for local addresses" in your Internet settings. Please check: Internet Options > Connections > Local Area Network (LAN) Settings > Proxy server.

NOTE 3: If you have a pop-up blocker installed in your Web browser, it may interfere with the functioning of the AGS application, which does use pop-ups. Please disable your pop-up blocker while you are using this software.

NOTE 4: Windows Vista Users - UAC (User Account Control) should be disabled during the installation of the client software. The install makes two important updates to the launcher.ini file that is installed at C:Program FilesArchitecture Graphics Standards Client. If UAC is enabled, and this file is set with read-only permissions, the installer will not be able to update these values. If this occurs, please update the properties section of the launcher.ini file with the following information:

Brief Instructions to Begin Using Architectural Graphic Standards:

Home Page

The Home screen provides access to all sections of the application's content.

Browse CD Content

To find information by drilling down through the application's content, you can browse content in three ways:

Search CD Content

You can search the AGS content in four ways:

Navigation Toolbar

Click on the 'Home' button (in the upper right corner) or the Wiley Architectural Graphic Standards logo (in the upper left corner) to go to the Home page.

Click here to find out information about the CD, the Publisher, the Authors,and how to purchase.

Planning and Design, Components, Typologies, Appendix
Click here to find content from the book, broken into four sections.

Click here to find information on how to use the product, system requirements, and who to contact for help with use of the product.

Content Area

Printer Friendly Page
Click here to open new window with the page formated for printing with browser Print option.

'Previous and 'Next' buttons
The 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons help you to move through all sub-topics pages continually.

Flash images
You can use hot keys to navigate within images, or you can use zoom buttons at the top of each image to access the view.