The PC*MILER Rail-Connect product is intended to allow language-independent Windows application development. You need to have:

  • PC/LAN Windows 10, Citrix Metaframe and Windows Terminal Services, TCP/IP functionality for use with other programs.
  • PC with a 1.5-2 GHz processor or networked personal computers
  • 10 MB free on your hard disk (in addition to 700 MB required for the PC*MILER Rail database)
  • 512 MB RAM required, 1 GB recommended for standard desktop.
  • A development system. Interface definitions for Borland C++ 5.0, Visual C++, and Visual Basic 3.0 are currently supported, although many other systems can also utilize the DLL.
  • A copy of Microsoft Excel to use PC*MILER Rail spreadsheet functions.
  • An installation of PC*MILER Rail. PC*MILER Rail-Connect does not include the PC*MILER Rail rail database which must be purchased separately.  Note that PC*MILER Rail-Connect will not work with versions of PC*RAIL for DOS.


PC*MILER Rail-Connect is an add-on product that can be installed when you install PC*MILER Rail or at a later time. To install PC*MILER Rail including the Connect add-on, go here. 

Adding Connect to a PC*MILER Rail Installation

If you are purchasing and installing the Connect module after PC*MILER Rail has already been installed, follow the steps below.

First, call PC*MILER Sales at 800.377.6453 (or 1.609.683.0220 outside of the U.S.), 9:00am-5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday to purchase the product and obtain a new Product Key Code to license and install the new solution(s).

Once you receive the new product key code, follow the instructions below for a single user or multi-user workstation.

Single User and multi-user server Installation

  1. Go to the Windows Start menu > Programs (or All Programs) > PCMILER Rail (Version Number)  > License Status.
  2. In the PC*MILER License Tool window, click Add License.
  3. In the PC*MILER Product Activation window, enter the product key for the purchased component(s) and click Add License.
  4. When prompted, enter your Email Address
  5. Click Activate.
  6. When the activation process is complete, you will see the message “License Activation Complete!”.  Close the Product Activation window.
  7. Back in the License Tool window, make sure all new and existing components are listed under Licensed Components, then close the window.
  8. To install newly added components, go to the Windows Start menu > Control Panel > Programs and Features (or the equivalent on your system).
  9. In the list of installed programs, right click “PC*MILER Rail XX” and choose Change.
  10. In the InstallShield Wizard, choose Modify and click Next.
  11. In the next screen, you will see the list of Licensed Features. All activated features will be listed.  Check that the component you are installing is included in the list, then click Next to continue.
  12. In the next screen you’ll see the Destination Folder for the installation.  Click Next to start copying files.
  13. When the installation is complete, click Finish.


Multi-User Installation, from a workstation

  1. Go to the workstation.
  2. Browse to the shared …\PCRWINXX\network folder on the server.
  3. Run the setup.exe and choose Modify.
  4. Follow through with the rest of the installation (steps 10-13 above).