Before you install NemaStudio, please make sure you have:
Windows 2000, XP, Windows7 or Vista
At least 512 MB RAM, the more the better
100 MB free disk space
At least 800*600 screen solution, larger is better
One or more serial ports, either physical, virtual or via USB to serial adapter
If you have no serial ports at all you can use the UDP option
If you use the UDP option, you probably need a remote UDP client as well (Check out IpaNema from Sailsoft)
NemaStudio is currently written based on the Microsoft .Net 2.0 Framework*. The .Net Framework comes standard with XP SP2, Vista and Windows 7, and is probably already installed on your computer if you have regularly installed the Microsoft updates. Chances are that you will have a higher version than 2.0 on your Windows computer. This is OK since higher versions will always be downwards compatible with 2.0. If the installer can not find the .Net Framework 2.0 or higher on your system, the installation program will install the .Net 2.0 Framework automatically before NemaStudio is installed. The installation time will be considerabel longer in this case.
You are of course free to install the .Net 2.0 Framework (or a higher version) yourself before you install NemaStudio. The Microsoft .Net 2.0 Framework can be downloaded directly from Microsoft here.
It is recommended that you play a little around with the program after the installation so you become familiar with the different functions. Sometimes the management of the panels like hiding, docking and floating can be a bit confusing in the beginning if you are unfamiliar with this type of user interface. Once used to it you will appreciate the flexibility in customizing the interface to your personal taste.
If you are not familiar with the type of user interface that NemaStudio uses, please consult the "User Interface" chapter in this help file.
It is also recommended that you have a look at the settings page and update the default settings as required, before you open an instrument or target. You will find the settings (not surprisingly...) under the settings menu.
*) Sailsoft may change the version of the .Net Framework to a higher version without explicit notice.
NB: IT IS HIGLY RECOMMENDED TO INITIALIZE THE SERIAL PORTS OF YOUR SYSTEM IN THE