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MPC Configurator FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Swagelok MPC Configurator

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the locally installed Swagelok MPC Configurator application and web application. This FAQ covers the system requirements and technical issues for the configurator. Any questions on general use of the software are covered in the help file included with the software.


Question: What is the Swagelok MPC Configurator?

Answer: The Swagelok MPC Configurator is a software application with an easy-to-use interface for designing sampling systems in the modular format. The output is a complete bill of materials and an assembly schematic that details the exact placement of each individual component in the system construction. In addition, the configurator can provide basic engineering calculation functions along with AutoCAD & SolidWorks outputs.

Question: What is the Swagelok MPC Configurator Web Application?

Answer: The Swagelok MPC Configurator Web Application is web based application version of the MPC Configurator with an easy-to-use interface for designing sample systems in the modular format.

The only output available in the MPC Configurator Web Application is a complete bill of material and an assembly schematic that details the exact placement of each individual component in the system construction. All other output formats and integrations are disabled in the Web Application.

Question: What are the base software requirements for the Swagelok MPC Configurator?

Answer: To use the basic configurator functions, excluding CAD outputs, the software requirements are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (any version), Microsoft Windows Vista (any version), or Microsoft Windows 7 (any version)
  • Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework

Question: What are the base software requirements for the Swagelok MPC Configurator Web Application?

Answer: To use the basic configurator functions, excluding CAD outputs, the software requirements are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (any version), Microsoft Windows Vista (any version), or Microsoft Windows 7 (any version)
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5.1 Framework
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Question: What are the software requirements for the CAD outputs of the Swagelok MPC Configurator?

Answer: In addition to the base software requirements, CAD outputs from the MPC Configurator require:

  • For AutoCAD output: AutoCAD 2010 (Lite version will NOT work)
  • For SolidWorks output: SolidWorks 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012

Question: What are the hardware requirements for the Swagelok MPC Configurator and the Swagelok MPC Configurator Web Application?

Answer: There are no specific hardware requirements for the MPC Configurator and MPC Configurator Web Application.

Question: What technology is the MPC Configurator Web Application based on?

Answer: The MPC Configurator Web Application is based on the Microsoft XBAP technology.

Question: What user account permissions are needed to install the MPC Configurator?

Answer: The MPC Configurator must be installed with an account with Administrator privileges.

Question: What user account permissions are needed to run the MPC Configurator?

Answer: The MPC Configurator can be run by a user with a limited account.

Question: What user account permissions are needed to run the MPC Configurator Web Application?

Answer: There are no specific account permissions need to run the MPC Configurator Web Application.

Question: I am having an issue installing a newer version of the MPC Configurator or completing an update of the Configurator from swagelok.com.

Answer: Completely remove the old version of the MPC Configurator from your system, and then complete a new installation using the latest version of the MPC Configurator (available on swagelok.com).

Question: Where can support for the MPC Configurator and MPC Configurator Web Application be obtained?

Answer: Support for the MPC Configurator is available through your local authorized Swagelok sales and service center.

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