Requirements to launch


To start using BIMCO’s IDEA, you will need to do the following.

1. Sign-up for a 30 day, free of charge, IDEA trial account to get started.

2. You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe. Adobe Reader is needed to be able to read the PDF file produced when you print within BIMCO’s IDEA.

3. Download and install the Citrix Workspace app to all computers that are using IDEA. The client can be downloaded free of charge from Please note this is only required the first time you use BIMCO’s IDEA. After installation just close it, you don’t need to add an account.

4. If your computer has a firewall, please note the following (you might need assistance from your IT administrator).

By default, BIMCO’s IDEA is using port 443 (Default) so you should not experience any connection problem. However, if you still can’t connect, ask your IT administrator to allow traffic on port 1494 (Legacy) in the following IP-range: -
You can change Citrix port, from My Account, under BIMCO’s IDEA, under User settings.

5. If the Citrix Workspace app is installed, but won’t open automatically when you select launch/Create a contract using IDEA. It means your computer doesn’t recognise the launch.ica file. It can set in the Control Panel and Set Associations or through this guide:

  • click the down arrow next to “Save” and select “Save as”
  • save “launch.ica” on the Desktop
  • find and right click the “launch.ica” file, and press open with
  • choose default program or more apps
  • select “Always use the selected program/app to open this kind of file”, and then browse the computer
  • go to “C:\program files\Citrix\ICA client” (or “C:\program files (x86)\Citrix\ICA client” for 64 bit OS) and select “wfcrun32.exe”
  • click “Open” and “Ok” and you should be ready after a restart of your browser.

    Be aware of potential issues:
  • BIMCO's IDEA does not support connections through proxy servers. Connection through a proxy server may be possible but it is neither guaranteed nor supported by BIMCO
  • BIMCO’s IDEA has been tested on Mac OS, but this type of installation is not supported by BIMCO.

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