CADET requires two components to be downloaded and installed:

Download and install NodeJS [Required]

  1. Download and install Node.js.
    • Download the most recent LTS (Long-Term Support) release for your computer.
    • Make sure to match your operating system (Windows or Mac) and architecture (32-/64-bit).
  2. After running the Node installer, you can verify that the installation was successful:
    • Open a Command/DOS window (if running on Windows) or a terminal window (if running on Mac) and type "node --version" (no quotes). A message should appear with a version number (e.g., v6.10.3).

Download and install CADET [Required]

Note: If you are installing a CADET update, please be sure to QUIT all previous instances of CADET before installing and running the update: from within CADET, open CADET's File menu and choose Quit.


On Mac

Use the double-clickable application you installed above.

On Windows

Use the double-clickable application you installed above.

On Linux

Launch from a terminal window.

When you open CADET on Windows or Mac OS, a launcher will briefly appear on the screen and then will run in the background, with output similar to that shown below:

Under most circumstances, you will not need to interact with the launcher.

When you are finished using CADET, quit the application by choosing CADET's File menu and selecting Quit. Do not quit CADET by closing the launcher. Doing so will display a dialog that warns you that all unsaved changes will be lost.

When you quit CADET, the launcher will automatically close. To open CADET again, simply double-click on the desktop shortcut.