Installation of NavView

This article goes over a fresh NavView installation, installation of supporting software as well as performing a NavView upgrade. 

NavView Fresh Installation

Preparing for the Installation

You will need your installation .EXE file, .MSI and Packages Folder. Should look similar to the below, versions and packages will vary. 



Install NavView (This is for Online PC or Remotes)

Double click on the Application, in this example NavView_3.3.0-Redis.1+15.exe to launch the installer

BE SURE it is the .EXE and not the.MSI, the .EXE is ~580kb where the MSI is much larger.

When installing NavView, if presented with a message stating that Windows protected your PC (see below), click on More Info and select Run Anyway.



The first page of the install wizard presents the Terms and Conditions under which the supporting software can be installed and used

To continue with the installation:

    • Check the I agree to the license terms and conditions box
    • Click Install

When asked by Windows if you wish to allow the software to be installed click Ok; or

To exit the installation, click Close



The installer will then install the 3rd party software included in the Packages folder, accept any defaults if presented with options

Note:    The NavView installer will not overwrite newer versions of any of the 3rd party software if found on the computer.

The second page of the install wizard presents the End-User License Agreement under which the software can be installed and used


To continue with the installation

  • Check the I accept the terms in the License Agreement box
  • Click Next; or to exit click cancel

On the third page of the wizard (License Settings), if you are not installing NavView on a network and using the KEYLOK network dongle, if you are not using KEYLOK network server (you would know if you are) just click next. If you are than check the box for "Use KEYLOK network server" and enter the IP address of the PC the dongle is plugged into. (Leave the default port of 4242) and click next


At the Ready to install NavView page, click Install to proceed with installation or Back to return to check your previous wizard settings or Cancel to exit the installation


Once the NavView installation has completed, you can either launch NavView upon closing the wizard by checking the Launch NavView box and then clicking Finish, or just click Finish to exit the installer


If at any time during the installation, you are presented with a page that reports the failure of the installation

    1. Click on the hypertext link in the page to open the installation log file
    2. Save this log file and send it to 4D Nav at

Updating an installation of NavView

Going from Nav View v3.3 to 3.4 is considered a minor upgrade. Going from v3 to v4 is considered a major upgrade which will require full installation, not just upgrade. 

To perform an update to an existing build that is a Minor Upgrade, you will just need to download and run the .MSI file, no need for the .EXE or the Packages folder. 


Installing NavView Supporting Software (This is for Online PC)

Installing MongoDB and Redis

MongoDB and Redis are two separate software packages. When installed, they create services that are automatically started when Windows launches. To simplify the installation, a batch file has been created. This installs both packages, updates their configuration and restarts the services to force them to apply the configuration changes.

Note that MongoDB and Redis are only to be installed on the computer being used as the server for the NavView network.

MongoDB and Redis Installation Package

The MongoDB_And_Redis_Auto_Installation folder contains the following files:

  • mongod.cfg: MongoDB configuration file to be applied during installation
  • mongodb-win32-x86_64-2008plus-ssl-4.0.10-signed.msi: MongoDB installer
  • windows-service.conf: Redis configuration file to be applied during the installation
  • Redis-x64-3.2.100.msi: Redis installer
  • bat: Installation batch file

Installing MongoDB and Redis

Copy the MongoDB_And_Redis_Auto_Installation folder to the PC


Double click on bat to launch the batch installer

A Console Application window will open and the steps being executed will display

When prompted to allow the respective msi to make changes to the PC, click Yes

Upon completion, the Console Application window will close

Installation log files log and redisinstall.log are created in this folder, these can be reviewed if issues are encountered during the installation

  • To confirm MongoDB and Redis are installed, you will need to run Task Manager and click the tab for services.


    • Scroll down the list and confirm both MongoDB Server and Redis are listed and shown to Running and set to Automatic start up.


Manual Installation and Configuration of Mongo and Redis

In the event you do not have the "Auto Installation BAT file" and you need to perform manual installations of both Mongo and Redis, follow the below.

Run the installation files provided for both Mongo and Redis, just run through the normal installation and don't change anything. 

MongoDB Setup


Go to the following folder in File Explorer:

C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\4.0\bin

Open "mongod.cfg" with a program like Notepad++

Change the BindIp from to (Should be ~Line 24)


Once completed, save the .CFG file and start the MongoDB Service


Redis Setup

Once installation is completed you will need to run Task Manager and click the tab for services.


Stop the service for Redis


Go to the following folder in File Explorer:

C:\Program Files\Redis

Open "" with a program like Notepad++

Change the BindIp from to (Should be ~line 56)


Re-Start the Redis Service and you are done. 


If you require support reach out to 4D Nav at or call the support number.







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