How to install Primavera P6 Professional 16.1 Stand-alone

After downloading the installation file from Oracle, unzip it.


Click on Setup


Select “Typical” and click OK


Click Install


After installation complete, click OK.


In Driver type drop-down list, select “P6 Pro Stand-alone (SQLite)”, then click Next


Select “Add a new standalone database and connection”. Click Next


Enter new password. For example “admin”. Click Next


You can change destination of database file, otherwise it will be stored in My Document folder.

Check on “Load Sample Data” if you want some sample project appear in your database. Uncheck it if you want your database is blank. To create database for working, we usually uncheck it.

Click Next


Click Finish


You have finished the installation.

Now we open the application.

In Start menu click on P6 Professional R16.1

Enter password. For example “admin”. Click OK


Click OK again. We will turn that notification off when we’re inside program.


Go to Admin -> Admin Preferences


Go to Industry tab and select your industry. For example “Engineering and Construction”. Then click on Close.


Congratulation. Now you can plan with Primavera P6.


Happy Planning 🙂


23 thoughts on “How to install Primavera P6 Professional 16.1 Stand-alone

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  1. I have a problem when opening visualizer in p6 16.1:

    Failed to load type for module CommandLineModule.
    Error was: An exception occurred while initializing module ‘CommandLineModule’.
    – The exception message was: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    – The Assembly that the module was trying to be loaded from was:Primavera.Venus.CommandLineModule, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
    Check the InnerException property of the exception for more information. If the exception occurred while creating an object in a DI container, you can exception.GetRootException() to help locate the root cause of the problem.

    at Prism.Modularity.ModuleManager.HandleModuleTypeLoadingError(ModuleInfo moduleInfo, Exception exception)
    at Prism.Mef.Modularity.MefFileModuleTypeLoader.LoadModuleType(ModuleInfo moduleInfo)
    at Prism.Modularity.ModuleManager.LoadModuleTypes(IEnumerable`1 moduleInfos)
    at Primavera.Venus.Infrastructure.VenusBootstrapper.InitializeModules()
    at Prism.Mef.MefBootstrapper.Run(Boolean runWithDefaultConfiguration)
    at Primavera.Venus.App.OnStartup(StartupEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Application.b__1(Object unused)
    at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
    at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)

    OS Name: Win32NT
    Service Pack:
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0

    Computer Name: AMRO-LAP
    User Name: Amro
    User Domain Name: Amro-Lap

    Assembly Name : Primavera.Visualizer, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
    Assembly Information :

    Could you please advise.


  2. From my experience, Visualizer is not stable to work yet. I also have some error from it. Oracle will need some time to improve it. It’s a new module.
    And for this kind of technical error, you have to contact Oracle support to fix it.
    I have no idea about this 🙂


  3. Hi Doduy —
    Thanks Very Much for you article on PMDB Installation using SQLite.
    Question is — What does Installation of MS SQL 2012 Express Database offer
    that you cannot get with SQLite Database? What are the limitations of SQLite Database? Would appreciate your letting me know.
    Thanks Very Much & Best —


    1. Hi,
      From my experience, SQLite can not handle big project (over 50000 activities). It’s sometimes crash. It’s only suitable for learning or trial use.
      SQL Database is more stable. Recommend for working environment.


  4. Is it really free for full features access?
    If it can legally downloaded, then what is different with paid version? is it has diferent features with paid version?
    I had download it.


  5. Buen dia, he instalado la version 16.2 sobre un Windows7 a 32bits. La aplicacion se instala sin problemas pero al momento de iniciar la aplicacion en la pantalla del login no me aparecen textos y esta inhabilitado para teclaear el login del usuario. Tendra algun correo donde enviarle la imagen, saludos.


  6. Thanaks alot, But all new version of P6 install SQL lite how can we install Orcal for this new versions
    Thanks in advance


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