Absorb

Absorb viewer on a stand-alone Windows computer

Installation

  1. Download the relevant plug-in from our downloads page.
  2. Double click on the MSI file that you have downloaded and follow the install prompts.
  • Note: The installer does not provide shortcuts or a start menu folder. It will open as the default application when you click on a simulation in Absorb.

Uninstallation

  1. From the Windows start menu, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Find the Absorb Viewer entry in the Add/Remove Programs and click on the "uninstall" button. A dialog will appear to guide you through uninstallation.

Absorb viewers on a Windows network

Our Windows Installers are full client Windows Installer (MSI) installation packages (built with Windows Installer v2.0). These instructions assume that the user has some working knowledge of Windows Installer, in particular, the deployment of MSI files.

System Requirements

This package may be applied to any Windows operating system that supports Windows Installer v2.0.

Installation

  1. Download the installer from our downloads page.
  2. Copy the MSI into a network shared folder on the server

To deploy a package using the command line

  1. Open a Command Prompt.
  2. From the command window, type:

    msiexec /i "<path to msi file>\<product>.msi"

    where: <path to msi file> is the path to the Windows Installer package file and <product> refers to the viewer that you are installing (i.e. AE4 Viewer for electronics, AC4 Viewer for chemistry, etc). For example, you might need to type: msiexec /i "C:\Crocodile Clips\AE4 Viewer.msi".

  3. Press Enter.

Note: The Windows Installer service does allow installation package to be installed silently, using the '/q' switch. For example: msiexec /i "C:\Crocodile Clips\AE4 Viewer.msi" /q. Alternatively, the switch '/qb' will give an installation complete with progress indicator.

To uninstall a package using the command line

  1. Open a Command Prompt.
  2. From the command window, type:

    msiexec /x "<path to msi file>\<3 digit code> Viewer.msi"

    where: <path to msi file> is the path to the Windows Installer package file and <3 digit code> refers to the viewer that you are installing (i.e. AE4 for electronics, AC4 for chemistry, etc). For example, you might need to type: msiexec /x "C:\Crocodile Clips\AE4 Viewer.msi".

  3. Press Enter.

For information about using Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI), consult the documentation provided by Microsoft.