What is Lechler MAP?

LECHLER MAP is a software that allows you to rationally and efficiently manage the colour production and the realizsation of all associated documentation, for example Toxicological Sheets, required for the transportation, or to keep track of the product used in a given period.

For more, consult our «Leaflet Lechler MAP - Paint Color Management Software»




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Are there different versions of Lechler MAP?

YES, we created a specific version of LECHLER MAP for each of five businesses in which we operate (Decorative, Habitat, Industry, Yachting and Refinish), but, if necessary, you can get a version of LECHLER MAP that includes two or more businesses, for example Refinish & Industry.

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What can I do with Lechler MAP?

The simplest thing you can do with LECHLER MAP is to look for a colour from numerous collections that we put at your disposal and realise it with one of our products, the best suitable to your finishes requests: gloss, matt, resistant to external conditions…

Furthermore, you can print labels and safety data sheets, personalised for the colour formulation you are working on, including your personalised colours! Consult products technical data sheets to know how to make the best use of them, send your colour to an automatic dispenser or read the colour you liked the most with a spectrophotometer and reproduce it any time you want, always correctly.  

To learn more about it, consult our «Leaflet Lechler MAP - Paint Color Mangement Software».         



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How can I get Lechler MAP?

If you want to install LECHLER MAP on a Personal Computer, you can request an INSTALLATION CD from our Customer Service, or, alternatively, download its INSTALLATION FILE from Lechler Portal.
In this case, to use all functions of Lechler MAP, you need a licence for every computer, which you could use only once.

If you want your tool for colour research always with you, you can install M-APP for mobile devices from the main online stores.


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Where can I install Lechler MAP?

On Windows personal computers, tablets and smartphones, as well as on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The most complete version is for personal computers, but also using mobile APPS you can easily find your favourite colour in LECHLER databases, obtain a formulation for the exact quantity of paint you need (in grams or litres) and download the technical data sheet containing our indications to know how to make the best use of product you chose.

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What requirements does my PC need to run Lechler MAP?

As for any other software, also in this case you need an appropriate Personal Computer to use properly LECHLER MAP. However, its features can change based on how you want to use Lechler MAP...

If you want to use Lechler MAP only to search for colours and dose them in our database of formulas or your personal formulas, these are the minimum requirements your computer has to meet:

  • Operating system : Windows 7 or newer
  • MONITOR resolution: 1366x768 pixel
  • CPU / Processor: Intel N3450 @ 2.2GHz
  • RAM memory: 4GB
  • Free disk space: 5GB
  • I/O to connect a scale: 1-2 2.0 USB ports or 1-2 rs232c serial ports depending on model and quantity of scales to connect

On the other hand, if you plan to connect a Spectrophotometer to Lechler MAP, you will need a computer that is a little more powerful, with the following features:

  • Operating system : Windows 7 Professional or newer
  • MONITOR resolution: 1366x768 pixel
  • CPU / Processor: Intel i3 core @ 2GHz
  • RAM memory: 4GB
  • Free disk space: 10 GB
  • I/O to connect a spectrophotometer: 2 2.0 USB ports to connect the tool and hardware key containing user licence.
  • I/O to connect a scale: 1-2 2.0 USB ports or 1-2 rs232c serial ports depending on model and quantity of scales to connect.


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I have already installed Lechler MAP. Do I need something else?

YES, you need a definitive licence that allows you to use LECHLER MAP version that is best suited to your business.

You have 15 days to evaluate all functions of LECHLER MAP without restriction, but at the end of the trial period, you will have to buy a licence; otherwise, LECHLER MAP will stop working.

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How can I activate Lechler MAP licence?

There are two ways to activate Lechler MAP licence: ONLINE and OFFLINE

The ONLINE method is simpler, but it is important that your computer, where Lechler MAP is installed, is connected to the Internet, at least when you activate the licence.

Also OFFLINE method, a little more difficult but equally effective, requires a computer connected to the internet, but not necessarily the same where Lechler MAP is installed.  

In both cases, the final user of Lechler MAP must have an account created on Lechler Portal, because he has to enter his data (e-mail and password) to complete the licence activation process.

If you are still not registered on Lechler Portal, we suggest you to do it before inserting the licence or you may not be able to use Lechler MAP until you have completed all required steps.

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How to update Lechler MAP database to the new data structure

The modification of database structure has been introduced "silently" in 3.2 version of Lechler MAP to improve global performances of program and distributed with a new installation CD in June 2015

There is no instrument that enables you to replace automatically the database; therefore, you need to proceed 'manually' as described below (it requires a good familiarity with 'copy, paste and modify' of files in the computer hard disk).

  1. Download from Lechler Portal the last available database version in the new format (SQL), if possible, in the PC where you installed LECHLER MAP or on a USB disk. 
  2. Copy the file downloaded in the folder C:\ProgramData\Lechler of the computer you want to update and extract its content (double click). PLEASE NOTE: according to the default settings, the folder C:\ProgramData\Lechler is hidden: to show it, please follow these instructions.
  3. Select the file LechlerMap.ini and open it for editing using Notepad or Wordpad. On line DbFormat and DefaultDbFormat replace value “Mdb” with “SqlLite”. Close the file and save changes.
  4. Run LECHLER MAP and on the homepage click on IMPORT DATA.
  5. Select the option MAP PERSONAL FORMULAS. Highlight the file Lechler_MAP­_pers.mdb in the open window and click on OPEN in the lower right.
  6. Click on IMPORT and wait for the operation to complete.
  7. Restart LECHLER MAP for import of personal formulas and list of jobs done before its database update (job registry) to take effect.

If you have any doubts or need help to verify what kind of Lechler MAP database you installed, our Software & Instruments Assistance (asstec.attrezzature@lechler.eu) will be glad to give you a hand.

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I have to create an account on Lechler Portal. What do I need?

You need very few data: a correct and active email address, a password created by yourself, your personal data. Once you enter all information requested, you will receive a verification email containing a link. Clicking on that link, you will activate your account.


If about 30 minutes after the registration you did not receive the verification email, check your Spam folder, because maybe it has been classified erroneously as spam by your email program. If you cannot find it even in your spam folder, please contact us.

ATTENTION: we noticed that with some internet providers delivery of verification e-mail can be seriously delayed, but it does not depend on LECHLER.

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I completed my registration on Lechler Portal, but I still have not received a verification email

If after you filled up the registration form and clicked on the button “REGISTER”, you still have not received a verification email, maybe it could simply ‘be on its way’.

The Server that handles the registrations on Lechler Portal works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (366 days in leap years...) and responds to your requests in real time, but we noticed that with some internet providers delivery of the verification email can be seriously delayed, but it does not depend on LECHLER.

If about 30 minutes after the registration you did not receive anything, check your SPAM folder, because maybe it has been classified erroneously as spam by your email program.

If you cannot find it even in your SPAM folder, please contact us.

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What is Color Match Explorer?

Color Match Explorer is a system of colour retrieval based on the Spectrophotometer with multi-corner reading and special Software.

This combination, if constantly updated, allows a precise and effective colour identification even for new colours.  

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What is in the box of Color Match Explorer?

In the case with the spectrophotometer you can find everything you need to install and use Color Match Explorer :

Kit Color Match Explorer

> The spectrophotometer
> two standards (BLACK and WHITE) to calibrate the tool
> a CD-ROM with the colour retrieval program (Lechler Color Match Explorer®)
> a printed user manual; you can find its electronic version in installation CD-ROM                                          
> an USB cable to connect the tool to your Personal Computer
> 4 AA batteries of 1,5 V (not recheargable) to power the tool
> a hardware key: it seems a common USB key, but this one contains the licence to use the software and you cannot use it to save files.

To use Color Match Explorer it is necessary that the hardware key is connected to the computer where the program is installed.


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Where can I install the Color Match Explorer software?

On every computer with WINDOWS as operating system that meets the characteristics required by the system.

Once you receive the tool, you just have to insert the CD-ROM into the driver of your Personal Computer and follow instructions on the screen: installation process is completely guided and automated.


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What requirements does my PC need to run Color Match Explorer?

As for any other software, also in this case you need an appropriate Personal Computer to use properly Color Match Explorer, the spectrophotometer dedicated to coating systems of CAR REFINISHING.

This is the minimal configuration suggested:  

  • Operating system : Windows 7 Professional or newer
  • MONITOR resolution: 1366x768 pixel
  • CPU / Processor: Intel i3 core @ 2GHz
  • RAM memory: 4GB
  • Free disk space: 10GB
  • 2 2.0 USB ports to connect the tool and the hardware key that contains user licence. 
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Can I use Color Match Explorer on two computers?

Yes, the Color Match Explorer Software can be installed on an unlimited number of computers, but to use it, it is necessary that the hardware key containing the licence is connected to the computer you want to use: it means that you can install the software on multiple workstations, but you can use only one at a time.  

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How many readings can I save in Color Match Explorer?


This is the maximum number of readings you can save in tool internal memory, while there is no limit for readings you can save in Lechler MAP, the Paint Management Software of Lechler. When there is no space left on device, you have to delete some readings you saved to keep on working.

Don’t be unprepared! Get used to transferring your readings to Lechler MAP: it will be easier for you to find them when necessary and dose them using options “recalculation in case of mistake” and “preselection of ready-to-use quantity” of Lechler MAP.


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How can I transfer readings from Color Match Explorer to Lechler MAP?

At the moment there is no direct connection SPECTROPHOTOMETER <> LECHLER MAP; so, to transfer a reading you have to use the Color Match Explorer Software.

Once you obtain - and if necessary, correct - the best possible formulation for your colour with the Color Match Explorer Software, you just have to click on the button <SAVE FORMULATION> that you find in the lower left of the main program window and it will be automatically sent to Lechler MAP and registered in the archive of Personal Formulas.
At this point, you can dose it, calculate its Safety Data Sheet or print label with risk phrases, and use all functions already available for Lechler standard formulas.  

In order for this all to work as described above, you have to communicate to Lechler MAP that you have a spectrophotometer connected to your computer.
Have a look at the following TUTORIAL to see how to do it.


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Can I connect a spectrophotometer to Lechler MAP?

Even if not all models available on the market are compatible with Lechler MAP.
Before buying a spectrophotometer, contact us: we could suggest you the model that is best suited to your needs among those approved by Lechler.

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I am realising a personal formula, but I cannot find all ‘Base colours’ that belong to the system. Why?

It could happen for a purpose, namely, it could be caused by products you are using to create your formula.
LECHLER MAP is able to recognise which Base colours or Binders are not compatible with each other and, consequently, restrict their use.
This function ensures the realisation of mixtures which are always consistent with the product technical data sheet.





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After I updated Lechler MAP to 3.6 version, colour code search does not work anymore

With update to 3.6 version of LECHLER MAP, we introduced some improvements, but they are not compatible with some old versions of databases in Access format. To find all original functions of the program, you need to update to a new format of database.

Update process takes a few minutes and can be carried out also remotely, if the computer where LECHLER MAP is installed is connected to the internet.

For further information, please contact our Software & Instruments Assistance (asstec.attrezzature@lechler.eu).

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Lechler MAP fails to update formulas even if the computer is connected to the Internet

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If you see this message, once you launch the formula update, the problem may be linked to your LECHLER PORTAL account.

We suggest you to check whether e-mail and password you used for activating the licence of Lechler MAP are the same as those of your account…  

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and to have chosen your Areas of Interest (businesses) on the page MY PROFILE correctly .


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If these data are correct, it could depend on ‘safety settings’ of your computer against threats that can reach it from the Internet.  

If you installed a firewall, a proxy-server, or in general a software that protects you from ‘external’ attacks (not an antivirus software, because it generally does other things) you should check whether this software allows an outbound bidirectional communication – but above all inbound – through the PORTS 80, 443, 4443 and 4500.

If you have no clue about what 'internet ports' are and how to verify if they are open, we suggest you to contact who sold you the computer or the technician installed it and configured your internal network (intranet).

In our pre-installed systems (PC-BOX MAP) these ports are already open, but you could have the same problem if there are restrictions on modes of connection to the Internet that do not depend on our equipment.

Should this problem persist, contact our Software & Instruments Assistance (asstec.attrezzature@lechler.eu) to carry out further checks.


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