You can use Daz Central and Daz Install Manager together! Daz Central can detect what content is installed through Install Manager. It will also detect that path Install Manager is installing content to and will automatically read and install to this path. Basically, they work in tandem with each other!
Changing paths in Daz Central when Central is using Install Manager paths will affect the database. We recommend users NOT edit any paths in Daz Central without first submitting a Technical Support Ticket.