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How to install Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre for Mac

This guide explains how to install Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

This guide explains how to install Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

The following needs to be downloaded from UCL Software Database.

  • The correct Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre version
  • Take note of the Site Number and Confirm Code contained on the download page of SWDB
  • Read and understood the UCL Information security policy in particular the UCL Computing Regulations (Acceptable Use Policy)

Instructions

1. Download the appropriate Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre version

2. Open the downloaded Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre .tar file

Fig 1 - Open tar File

Fig 2 - Open CSDS Installer File

Open CSDS Installer File…

3. If you don't have XQuartz installed, you will see the following dialogue box

Fig 3 - XQuartz Not Found Dialogue Box

XQuartz Not Found Dialogue Box…


4. Quit current installation
5. Navigate to XQuartz website
6. Download and install XQuartz following the installation guide found on that website
7. Once complete, restart CSDS installation
Fig 4 - Select Installation Language

Select Installation Language…

Fig 5 - Click Next to Continue

Click Next to Continue…

Fig 6 - Click Next to Accept Licence Agreement

Click Next to Accept Licence Agreement…

Fig 7 - Select Installation Directory

Select Installation Directory…

Fig 8 - Select Components to be Installed

Select Components to be Installed…

Fig 9 - Select to Register After Installation

Select to Register After Installation…

Fig 10 - Click Next to Install

Click Next to Install…

Click Finish to Exit…

Fig 11 - Click Finish to Exit

8. When starting the program for the first time, you will be asked to set your Search Data directory

Fig 12 -Select Search Data Directory

Select Search Data Directory…


9. Enter the Site Number and Confirm Code.  These can be found on the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre download page of SWDB
Fig 10 - Enter site number and confirm code

Enter Site Number and Confirm Code…

Fig 11 - Click OK to Exit Registration

Click OK to Exit Registration…

9. Delete setup files from your download directory

10. Finish

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