CADET requires two components to be downloaded and installed:
- Node.js, which provides a local Web server on your computer
- CADET itself
- 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).
- 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 CADET
- Unpack the CADET zip archive. CADET will unzip to a directory with CADET resource files inside.
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.
To run CADET, navigate to the CADET folder/directory and:
- Double-click CADET Windows.bat. CADET will launch in your default browser.
- Be patient: it can take a few seconds for CADET to launch your browser
- Special note for Windows users only: On all Windows installations, when in the Open or Save dialog boxes (e.g., functions such as CADET's , , , or ) you will not be able to navigate into the “My Documents” folder on your computer. Instead, navigate into the “Documents” folder which is also displayed in the dialog boxes ("Documents" goes to the same place). Similarly, don't try to navigate into the "My Movies" folder. Instead, navigate into the "Movies" folder.
- Double-click CADET Mac.command. CADET will launch in your default browser.
- Be patient; it can take a few seconds for CADET to launch your browser
You can create aliases for the Windows or Mac launchers and put them anywhere that's convenient, like on your desktop. Just be sure that the launchers themselves remain in the CADET folder.