Primavera P6 Download & Install

To download and install Primavera P6  was never that easy as nowadays. By following these steps, you can get a free copy legally from the Official Oracle website. I have divided all into simple steps with a pictorial view to making it more comfortable.

In the first part, it’s all about Primavera P6 Downloading & the second part is for its installation.

This is a genuine primavera p6 complete program and no patch or cracks stuff kinda. It’s a free and legal way to download and install primavera p6 professional standalone. Also, Students who cannot afford and trainers can get maximum benefits from this opportunity.

Primavera P6 is the most powerful tool for Project Management globally.

Read More: Project Charter and Project Baseline Plan

Watch the Video & follow along…or you can follow the below screenshots with step by step descriptions.

Download Primavera P6 | Step by Step

Please follow the below steps & if you find any difficulty, then please let me know in comments

Step – 1: Go to Official Site here  Oracle Software Delivery Cloud

First of all, go to Delivery cloud and register you new account at Oracle official website

Step – 2: Sign-in or Sign up if you don’t have an account already. Don’t worry, this is very simple & smooth to go.

Login or Signup to Oracle Software Delivery Cloud

Step – 3: Once you are in then you will see the below windowYou will see a windows like below when you will login at Oracle delivery cloud

Step – 4: Select “Download Package” from the “All Categories” tab. Now search for Primavera P6 Professional Project Management there. Here select the latest product or else as per your requirements.Now find the desired package from Oracle PPMStep – 5: Once you select your required package then hit the Cart.

Click on view cart and check outStep – 6: Select the Platform as per your requirements again and hit continue. Now, Oracle will give the option for Windows only.

Download the files at your computer & select for windowsStep – 7: You need to read & accept the terms & conditions to proceed further carefully.

Read the terms and conditions of oracle deliveryStep – 8: You will be prompted for feedback. Make sure to participate but it’s not mandatory for download.

Oracle Feedback for primavera p6 downloading

Step – 9: Select & save wherever you wanted to in your system.

Save the files at your compute

Congratulation! You have successfully downloaded Primavera P6 Latest Version for a free and legal copy from the official website of Oracle cooperations. It is a complete copy and you can use Primavera P6 professional standalone.


Installation of Primavera P6 | Step by Step

I hope you have successfully downloaded Primavera P6. Now let see simple steps to get its installation

Step-1: Locate the file in your machine and extract it

Unzip the saved file with winzip or winrar

 

Step-2: Open the extracted file and click at Setup

Click on the setup

 

Step-3: You will be prompted to below windows. Choose “Typical” one and hit OK

Choose typical

Step-4: Next, click to “Install”

Click on installStep-5: Check the box “Run Database Configuration” and hit OK

Check data base configurationStep-6: Now from drop-down select  “P6 Pro Standalone (SQLite)” and hit Next

Select Oracle, i prefer to use Oracle. You can choose Microsoft SQL Server

Step-7: Check “Add a new standalone database and connection” and hit Next

Click at add a new database

Step-8: Here, you can put login name, Personal name, and passwords as per will but prefer to put admin in each of these cells. Leave Base Currency section it is. Hit Next

Use admin in all boxes. password also admin for easy use

Step-9: Check “Load Sample Data” if you need to have some sample projects to practice on or else leave uncheck. Hit Next

Let the system choose any appropriate position or choose by yourself. then check Load sample data for practice on.

Step-10: Click “Finish” and it’s all done!Connection Successful!! in Database Configuration. Hit Finish

Step-11: To load Primavera P6, go to your computer Search bar and type P6 and you will see like in the image below.

Search P6 in search bar and open Primavera P6

 

Open the software and you will be promoted to Select appropriate industry. To select it to go to “Admin Preferences” and on the left bottom of it, you will see the Industry tab. Click it and check the desired field.

In this way, you can download the Latest and Genuine primavera p6 professional. Currently, P6 Version 18 is the latest one.

Congratulations! You are now good to go. Play with sample data or make your own plans.

If you face any difficulty then comment. You will get the solution ASAP.

Note: As per Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions you read and accepted a trial period is for 30 days. But if you want to this for beyond this period you need to purchase an appropriate license.

~Happy P6 Journey & Learning~

Before you go, you can get information about What is PMP?

Advantages of the Primavera P6 Software

Here, I have described a few major benefits to have a powerful tool like it. It will act like you’re the most vigilant member in the team.

Reduces Risks for Cost & Schedule Overrun

This planning and scheduling software helps to better control on the project activities. It helps to analyze the key factors for cost and schedule overrun efficiently. Thus, it helps to mitigate such risks.

Optimizes Management of all Resources

Resources are the major constraint in any field. Oracle Primavera P6 helps to solve this issue by clearly notifying the issues related t resources and later helps to solve it easily.

Clear Visibility of Project Scenarios

It is a powerful reporting tool as well. Proper reporting helps the project team to understand what is missed and what is coming. Thus, a team has a vigilant colleague already.

Forecasts Project Needs

This proactive team member always comes up with future predictions according to updates and actual on the project. These forecasts help the team to better plan or revise things to get done in proper manners. The network diagrams connecting all the activities made by Primavera P6 automatically during the planning process will help to understand all this.

Better Stakeholders Communication

It helps to put all the team members on the same page as it generates clear reports. Thus, improves communication among all the players. No matter where the member is located geographically.

Collaborates between all Users

As all the users are clearly communicated already and hence they can collaborate to show better results.

The Most Powerful Planning Tool

As already stated, it can handle 100,000 activities with unlimited resources, this makes Primavera P6 a monster with respect to Microsoft Project, Asta Power Projects, Tilos and others in the market.

Handles Complex Projects

No matter how complex, sophisticated projects are it will never disappoint you.

Oracle Primavera P6 Training

A Planning Engineer should be competent enough to understand the logic to be used in the best planning software we call it usually.

There are a lot of sources available for it but here in my blog, I have covered some the most important and rare topics. These includes

I hope I will add more Primavera P6 Tutorials in the near future. You can also comment below if you need any material related to P6.


FAQ About Primavera

Is Primavera P6 is free?
Yes, it is free. But only Primavera P6 Professional – PPM standalone for a single machine user for one month.
Wha are different Applications of Primavera P6?

Oracle Corporation then keep on improving the system later on and nowadays, we have following the major application

  • Professional Project Management
  • Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
  • Primavera Contractor

Briefly, Professional Project Management – PPM, requires to be installed on the individual machine you need to use one. It can handle up to 100,000 activities. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management – EPPM is a web-based and not require any installation just an internet connection is required. Primavera Contractor is the most economical version to compete for the lower value software like Microsoft Project, it can handle up to 2000 activities.

What is the cost of Primavera P6 Scheduling Software?
Primavera p6 cost is 2500$. You can see more products, primavera p6 license cost and versions at official site https://shop.oracle.com. Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management Software – P6 PRO is also available at other online purchasing platforms. Keep in mind, Primavera P6 professional PPM standalone setup is free of cost for one month to evaluate the product for the customers.
How to get Primavera P6 Free Download?
Yes, it is free. But only Primavera P6 Professional – PPM standalone for a single machine user for one month.
May I download primavera p6 from torrent?
Primavera P6 Torrent is available but if Primavera P6 Download is available free and legally then why to go for that illegal stuff?
Primavera P6 is 32-Bit or 64-Bit?
It is available in both 32 & 64 Bit versions. It is also available for Windows, Macbook, or other operating systems. The standalone free version is available in all above-said scenarios for free.
How to get Primavera Student Version?
Students can get a free copy of Primavera P6 standalone for their personal use.  Or if you are a trainer then you can have it for one month free of charge. It’s a cost-effective method. If you are a student then just download a standalone, do experiments, learn it thoroughly. It is totally free for a month for evaluation from Oracle Cooperations.
Is Primavera (software) is same like MS Project?
Both a scheduling software. You can read my detailed comparison between both here P6 vs MS Project.
How can I update from my old version to a new version?
Yes, you can do it easily like you do for other software but make sure to prepare a backup for your important data from the old version.
What is Primavera P6 price?
As you know Primavera P6 has many versions or you can say types of releases like Primavera P6 Professional, EPPM, Primavera for contractors, etc. If you are looking for primavera p6 training then you can download free version as I have mentioned but if you are looking for your enterprise solution then you can refer my article Primavera P6 Editions.
From where I can get Primavera P6 Training?
There is a number of resources online and offline. But my recommendation is that first, you can roam around youtube to get a proper idea and then you can go to Udemy courses. After, you can get more training if required. There are many providing online and offline. Once you got the idea then you can evaluate any course as per your needs.
What is Primavera P6 XER?
XER is file extension of a Primavera P6 software like we have .doc for word document, .ppt for MS Powerpoint, etc. In the same way, .xer is for Primavera P6 output file. You can also open it with any third party tool available like PrimaveraReader also.
How can I master P6?
Start learning Primavera P6 from YouTube, then go to Udemy.com and try to implement on your project. Learn the basics behind WBS and the logics. More importantly, start learning now. I can help you for free. Just shoot me a message if you need my help in any case.
What is the fee of Primavera P6 Certification?
There are different Construction and Engineering (Primavera P6) Training Categories like;

  • Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
  • Primavera Unifier (Skire)
  • Primavera Contract Management
  • Primavera Risk Analysis

Primavera P6 certification preparations are being offered by the different institutes which can help you to earn a Primavera P6 Certificate and you can also find a certified trainer there but the Primavera Oracle Official fee ranges from 250$ up to 1500$ depending upon the type and training stuff. Before you proceed, you can get official quotations from Oracle Training & Certifications.  You can take online and offline Primavera P6 courses, P6 installation guides, cheat sheets (as they claim) in their courses to earn a certificate.

How can a client view a Primavera P6 XER without software?

Yes, you can still read a primavera plan all you have to do to download ScheduleReader available by any third party with a much lower cost that Primavera P6. Normally they offer to download Free 15-Day Trial‎. It is basically a viewer for Primavera P6 XER files. Project executives view and share project data. Mostly top companies use this kind of tools also.

What are third-party tools for Primavera P6?

Third-party tools are being used to speed up the process and cost-effective as well. Some people use MS Excel in different customizations or by vetting it with P6. Some tools are just to read the plan, to evaluate the health of a program. I have listed is used in the industry.

  • ScheduleReader
  • POBS Cleaner
  • Change Inspector
  • Schedule Analyzer
  • Emerald Associates P6 Loader
  • XER Reader Macro
  • Project Tracker
  • XER Schedule Toolkit
  • ScheduleCleaner
  • XENA Professional
  • Project Reader XER

 

What is Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management (P6 PPM)?

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management is the most powerful tool among others like MS project, Tilos, Asta Power Project. This helps in a great deal to Plan, schedule, optimize and allocate resources, track progress, collaboration among stakeholders, identify & evaluate risk and much more for complex projects.

I am preparing for PMP, is it necessary for me to learn the Primavera P6 program?

There is no relation between to crack PMP exam and to learn Primavera P6. Yes, it is good if you have any extra skill that can add value.

Can we do Project, Program & Portfolio Management at the same time?
Yes, Primavera P6 is the best for Project, Program & Portfolio Management in the market. For more information, you can follow the link Primavera P6
What is the Industry Importance of Primavera P6??

Well, Primavera P6 is arguably the most powerful project management software.

The name P6 was retained after the most significant update of Primavera P6.

Although to date 18th version is released the P6 is retained as the suffix.

Primavera P6 can handle complex, highly supplicated and large-scale projects efficiently.

Primavera P6 can handle 100,000 activities with unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans.

Interesting History of Primavera P6?

Back in 1996, a New York based small firm called Eagle Ray Software Systems was successfully come up with a real enterprise project management software solution. The software made by this firm had a look like Primavera Systems Inc.’s P3 which was launched in 1983 already. And soon after in 1999, Eagle Ray Software Systems was acquired by Primavera Systems Inc. This software was relaunched as P3/e.

Then in 2002, web-based Enterprise software solution was in demand and Primavera Systems Inc. wasted no time and released a web-based enterprise software in 2002.

After that Primavera P6 was released in 2007, version 7 & 8 were released but P6 name was retained.

In 2008, Oracle Corporation acquired Primavera Inc.

XER is the most common Primavera export format and is a tribute to Eagle Ray – eXport Eagle Ray

Primavera name was retained to tribute Primavera Inc.

Why we call it Primavera P6?

Oracle corporations acquired Primavera Inc. but kept the product name as it is. It has released many versions since 1983.

Since 1983 to 2004, Primavera used P3 suffix for all kind of releases like P3 version 1.0, P3 version 3.0, etc. but this suffix changed to P6 to avoid confusion among P3, SureTrak, and the Primavera.

A major release is made in the year 2005 when Oracle released version 5 but the most significant release was done in 2007 after merging Primavera Inc. This release is known as Primavera P6.

Later in 2007,  Primavera P6 version 7 (The suffix P6 remained the same), Version 8 was released in 2011 and in subsequent years 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 were released.

Primavera P6 version 15.1 & 15.2 were released in 2015, 16.1 & 16.2 in 2016, 17.7 & 17.2 in 2017.

The latest version till to date is 18.8 and it was released in August 2018.  I am writing this blog in April 2019 and hence only one version was released in the year 2018.

Expecting a release in 2019 as per the above sequence.

What are different versions of Oracle Primavera P6?

There are two versions of Primavera P6;

  • Professional Project Management – PPM

It’s a stand-alone and not a web-based. The only user can use where it is installed on. It can handle up to 1,00,000 activities. This is also known as traditional Primavera P6.

  • Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM)

This is 100% web-based. This is used to manage large scale projects and can manage multiple projects at once.

You only need the internet to access it from anywhere. You can share data easily to your stakeholders like Charts, charts, tables, etc. and the best part is they need not download this application on their computer.

What are system requirements for Oracle Primavera P6?
It can be installed easily on MacBook, Microsoft Windows, etc without any hassle. But if you are EPPM user then only internet access is required as for EPPM there is no need for any installation. EPPM is a web-based cloud hosted program.
Other Construction Software in the market?
There are a number of scheduling software in the market that claims for their better efficiency but major competitors are Asta Powerproject, Tilos, MS Projects. But every other has its own limitations like MS Project cannot deal with more than 11 baselines & its very slow in use but its visualization is far better than PPM. Tilos is for linear projects only like roads, railways, etc. I have never used Asta Powerproject and hence cannot say anything on it but rear their claims as it is comparable to Primavera P6.
Who Operates Primavera P6?

Oracle Primavera P6 is not that user-friendly as Microsoft Project. But one needs a little training to understand and use it properly and effectively.

The person involves in is called a Planning Engineer, Project Planner or same types of designations.


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Further Reads

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96 thoughts on “Primavera P6 Download & Install”

  1. Thank you very much. Project Management is always fascinating if done practically. This read helped me to learn new stuff. Keep posting nice stuff. Now, I can download Primavera P6 & install easily.

    1. Dear Mamush Kifle
      Please go through the steps to download and install Primavera P6. If you feel any difficulty then please let it to know. we are here to help you.

  2. Thank you so much, had never attempted this installation because I had always thought that it requires expert knowledge. Your instructions were so clear and the procedure was just a walk in the park

      1. Good day sir,
        Your post is highly beneficial nice job you are doing.
        Please my problem is that,
        If a resource who work 8hrs/d earn 20$/hr, the cost for one day will be 20$×8hr= 120$. If this resource work 4days, the cost is suppose to be 120$× 4days= 480$ total cost of working in that activity and this represent normal situations. But it is not so with primavera, please help me out could it be settings? And if you input the above data into your primavera software you will notice that the cost of this resource will be 3840$. My question is, is this normal? If is normal then p6 is not efficient in terms of cost. But if this is not normal, please help out what should i do to correct this problem. Thanks so much.

        1. Thank you Edwin, Can you please check if you have put cost & assigned other resources to that particular activity. Primavera P6 is highly efficient & the most powerful for these things.
          You might be doing something unusual and hence getting this issue. Make sure to analyazie all resouces and assigened cost. If the issue still persist please revert back. I will look at myself in your program. Hopefully, we will get any solution.
          Goodluck

  3. you have mentioned that its not for commercial use kindly explain, i want to use it to plan my projects for the industry does it will help

    1. Yes, you can free to use without any doubt. This is genuine Primavera P6 copy that you have downloaded from Official Oracle website.
      This offers a standalone installation which work on a single machine(computer,laptop) but if your origination needs to add multi-users like server based application then commercial license is required.
      Mostly big firms use commercial primavera p6 license then they give different privilege to different users to make updates in programs. But in standalone only one user/admin can be entertained.
      Hope it helps…..

  4. when I left the P6 program and try to log in again, it remind me all the time “Invalid login name or password. Please try again or choose Cancel to exit the application.” i am quite sure the user name and passwords is “admin”~~

      1. thanks for the share but i cant run the program, it says “You are not authorized to run the application. Please contact your administrator.” any suggestions?

        1. I hope you have Administrative rights to install a program or any software at your computer/laptop. If so then you need to take permission or Right Click to run as an administrator.
          Still, any issue, ping me and I will try to resolve via team viewer or any desk remotely.
          Regards

          1. Thanks for the quick reply.

            I do and it still not working for me. I follow the steps but cant login the app.

    1. Dear Maharaja

      It is a free version, not the trial one. It is for a lifetime. Use it and don’t worry about patch/crack like stuff.

      Regards

  5. Shivakumar Patil

    Hi
    When i goto install Primavera P6 i m getting this error.
    “The operation you requested failed with status code-2147019796”
    Please help me to come out of this issue…..Thank you

    1. Hi Shivakumar Patil, make sure t=you have administrative right to install in your machine. Also please have a check if you have downloaded the version according to your operating systems like 32-Bit, 64-Bit or for Macbook. If the issue still persists then write back to me, I will try to help more. Thanks for visiting.

  6. Goshgar Muradkhanov

    I done all of them that you wrote. But at the final step poped-up this message “Unable to connect to the database” Please help me for this problem. Thanks

    1. Well in this you may not have admin privileges for your machine. You must have admin privileges to start the Oracle database. If you have all this already then Restart your Oracle Database. See where you have installed. Sometimes restarting the machine helps. If the issue still persists, write me back. I am glad to help you.

  7. Hello,
    I have downloaded the installation file and while configuring the data base the system displays and error message as” PPMDBSQlite.db” doesn’t exist and I’m unable to open p6 .

    1. Your database file is missing there.
      Follow the below steps for New SQLite Database in Primavera P6 Professional
      1. At the login page, click on Database
      2. Now click on Add button
      3. From Driver type, scroll down to bottom
      4. Select P6 Pro Standalone (SQLite) & Click Next
      5. Check the second box stating add new standalone database and connection
      6. In File, Name field change the name PPMDBSQLite_New.db
      7. Click Next and open this database

      If still, you face any issue, ping me again. I am glad to help.

  8. Muhammad Atif Khan

    Dear Team Project / Author,
    Thank you very much for the detailed step by step installation guide. You guys have done a good job and I appreciate it highly. It is a relief to have a stand alone P6 on my machine.
    Thanks
    Atif

  9. Just to be clear, Primavera P6 is not free as you state in your tutorial. When user’s download the software, they much check and agree to use the software only for 30 days. As awareness to everyone, please read Oracle’s terms and ensure you know what you are agreeing to.

    1. Hope you have installed it properly. Also, make sure to watch the video that I have referred at the end.

  10. Thank for this write-up and finally, I got Primavera P6 Downloaded & Installed like an expert. Damn easy now

  11. It’s a walk on the park really was not expecting that easy. Video effort is great. Please write more about tricks if you can manage.

  12. this is very helpful
    but i wanted to ask if this is cracked version?
    2nd question is it a trial version?

  13. this is very helpful
    but i wanted to ask if this is a trial version and will expire in 14 days or 1 month?

    1. Thank you, Salman, It is a trial version and according to Oracle terms and conditions that you have accepted while downloading is that you can use it for free and you need to buy after 30 days. Although it will not expire or send you any notification.

  14. It is just a walk in the park. I thought only programmers or the Database experts can do. Thank you for your insight on Primavera P6. Will share with others too.

  15. Fantastic piece on Primavera P6. This site helped me a lot as a project management guy, especially as a planner.

  16. Hai Sir, as per the Instrcution/ Guide line I have downloaded the P6 18.00 But Mine system is 32 bit operation system, shall you guide me to download accordingly

  17. I am still waiting for account validation. It’s been more than 8 hours and my software oracle cloud is delayed. Could you please guide in this regards. I live in Canada so is there any country’s special restrictions?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Hussain, I don’t think there are any restrictions from Oracle Cooperations. Let me know if your problem is resolved or not yet. I will try to find any other way for you hopefully or register an account from my side so that you can download and utilize Primavera P6 for learning purposes.

  18. It’s a walk-in park for me. I always thought that only a programmer can do it. Now I confidently install it on any machine. I will come again if I need to know any concept regarding Primavera P6. Stay blessed.

  19. Brilliant work! How long I may use this Primavera P6 Professional in standalone condition?
    One month as I read in Question Answer section!

  20. Thank you for guiding so nicely. Have done with the installation of P6 on my personal machine. Though I was looking for Primavera p6 standalone for student version – got latest with all feature.

  21. It’s a great help. Oracle Primavera P6 is not that easy to Download & Install but you really make it a walk-in park for me.

  22. I was looking for Primavera P6 setup and came to your blog. Now, I got a piece of handful information about projects and planning engineers. Thank you for making life easier.

  23. Unique idea to explain the downloading and installing the most power planning and controlling tool. Thanks mate for this effort. Video was also good.

  24. Thank you, dear. Primavera P6 standalone is on my machine now. I will contact you for any stuff related to tutorials if you can refer.

  25. Thank you very much this is the one I was looking for since ages. No promotional stuff & straightaway downloading is done. By the PMP and Primavera P6 categories are also cool. You have a very good experience. Thank you, dear.

  26. Thank you for your guidance. Loved your accent though. Keep up the good work brother. we need more individuals like you. Please make more on Primavera P6 usability.

  27. Thank you very much for this original content and for making some effort for the video guide on Primavera P6 especially.

  28. Brilliant stuff. Thank you very much for this guide on the P6 installation. I am also gone through Planning Engineers stuff.

  29. To install Primavera on my own machine is just like a dream come true. It was never that easy back then. But Oracle finally makes it user-friendly. by the thanks for your time and putting an effort to explain it in nice manners.

  30. I have been on MS Project since long and never tried Primavera P6 as I heard it needs an IT background to install it. Really appreciated your effort to make it simple for others.

  31. Thank you dear & it’s really helpful. One question is this student version is free to use as it seems a bit costly. I have downloaded and installed a standalone on my machine.

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