Install the Patchworks software

The Patchworks software installer is provided as a single executable EXE file. The EXE file is located on the CD-ROM in the top folder or is provided in the download link, and is named patchworks-setup.exe. This program will install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Patchworks system as is appropriate for the operating system platform.

Double-click on the file to start the installation wizard. The wizard will take you through all the necessary steps and provide an opportunity to install the sample dataset by checking the optional box, as well as an opportunity to create shortcuts in the start menu.

It is not necessary to install the sample data set. The sample dataset is used in the Quick Tour chapter, and having the dataset available will allow you to follow along with the examples.

When the installation process has completed successfully, click Finish to exit out of the installation wizard.