Installing AFP Visual Environment

Install AFP Visual Environment to display and define enhancements for sample AFP files that represent your production AFP files.
Examples of enhancements include creating page groups, indexes, barcodes, and text; assigning values to document properties; and adding content to white-space areas.

RICOH ProcessDirector applies those enhancements to print jobs during processing.

You can install AFP Visual Environment on systems running Java 1.8 or higher and any of these operating systems:

  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise 64-bit
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2022 64-bit
  • CentOS Linux 7.7 through latest 7.X for x86_64
  • Red Hat 7.6 through latest 7.X
  • Red Hat 8.1 through latest 8.X
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.0 with Service Pack 4 or above for x86_64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15.0 with Service Pack 1 or above for x86_64

To install AFP Visual Environment:

  1. Log in to RICOH ProcessDirector.
  2. Open Administration Utilities Visual Workbench
  3. Click AFP Visual Environment to download the file.
  4. Find the ZIP file on your system and unzip it into the location where you want to install AFP Visual Environment.
    A collection of folders and files are stored in the location you specify. The installation is complete.
  5. To start AFP Visual Environment:
    • On a Windows system, double-click AVE.bat.
    • On a Linux system, double-click AVE.jar.
  • If you add features or extensions to your system, delete the file and all of the unzipped files, then download the file again.