S T R U C T O R I Z E R - User Guide

Generally there are two possibilities to install Structorizer onto your PC:

  • Manual installation

Please refer to one of the submenu items for any details about how to proceed for a given operating system.

  • Automatic installation

Let Java Web Start handle the installation process. Simply click on the following link.

In fact the categories "manual" and "automatic" reflect only one aspect of the story:

The "manual installation" actually results in a locally resident application, which can also be used without restrictions in an offline environment. It will not be updated automatically, i.e. to replace it by a newer version of Structorizer will always require manual intervention (you simply overwrite the outdated version by the newer downloaded one). But you may automatically be informed about newer versions available for download if you enable the update search option (which of course requires online access to the Structorizer home page).

The Webstart installation, in contrast, will always run the most up-to-date version that is available online. On the other hand, it may prevent you from working with Structorizer while there is no online access.

Several local Structorizer instances may coexist on a device, even with a Webstart installation, but they are likely to compete in the file type association, so which of them would open if you double-click a *.nsd file may look like random.

When you use Structorizer (version 3.27-02 or beyond) the first time on a machine then you are likely to be greeted by the following welcome message offering you a beginner's mode:

Welcome message 3.27-02

Which way ever you decide, you can always alter the mode via menu Preferences => Beginner symbol Simplified toolbars later on:

Preferences menu 3.27-02 with Simplified toolbars selected