Detailed installation instructions

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ADVANCED USERS: If you have a customized PhotochemCAD™ database, please read our Notes for Advanced Users before installing Version 2.1 (03/06/2009).

There are three different ways to install PhotochemCAD™ Version 2.1 (03/06/2009) on your computer:

Option 1: Run the installer from your Web browser

With this option, you run the PhotochemCAD™ installer from your Web browser, then start the program.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Click this link to run the PhotochemCAD™ Installer in your Web browser

  2. Not all Web browsers allow you to run executable files. If you cannot run the installer from your Web browser, try Option 2: Download the installer.

  3. If you see a Windows security warning telling you that the security certificate is unknown or expired, you can ignore the warning and click "Continue."

  4. When the installer is finished, PhotochemCAD™ will be installed on your hard drive and can be started from the Windows Start/All Programs menu, or from a desktop icon if you chose to create the desktop icon during the installation process, or by locating the file named PhotochemCAD.exe on your hard drive and double-clicking it. [top of page]

Option 2: Download the installer

With this option, you save the PhotochemCAD™ installer on your hard drive, run the installer from your computer, then start the program.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. To save the installer to your hard drive, right-click this link and choose "Save Link As"

  2. Locate the file named photochemcad_installer.exe on your hard drive and double-click it. Follow the instructions on the installer screen.

  3. If you see a Windows security warning telling you that the security certificate is unknown or expired, you can ignore the warning and click "Continue."

  4. When the installer is finished, PhotochemCAD™ will be installed on your hard drive and can be started from the Windows Start/All Programs menu, or from a desktop icon if you chose to create the desktop icon during the installation process, or by locating the file named PhotochemCAD.exe on your hard drive and double-clicking it. [top of page]

Option 3: Download the ZIP archive

With this option, there is no installer. You save the PhotochemCAD™ program and its related files as a ZIP archive on your hard drive, extract all the files to a folder on your hard drive, and then start the program.

In order to extract the files from the ZIP archive, you will need an un-ZIP utility. Two popular utilities are:

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. To save the ZIP archive to your hard drive, right-click this link and choose "Save Link As."

  2. Locate the file named photochemcad.zip on your hard drive. That file is the ZIP archive.

  3. Extract all the files from the ZIP archive using an un-ZIP utility.

  4. To run the PhotochemCAD™ program, locate the file named photochemcad.exe on your hard drive, and double-click it. With this option, PhotochemCAD™ is not added to the Windows Start/All Programs menu. [top of page]

Help files

The following files provide help files in PDF and avi formats. Additional help is available in the PhotochemCAD™ program by clicking the Help icon on the PhotochemCAD™ toolbar.

This page was last updated January 25, 2017