'Patch only' installer has been introduced to allow a quick and easy way to update DesignSpark PCB software when minor, bug fixing changes are applied to the software.
The following illustrates the process with images from v8.1, but the process is similar for all future versions. The patch installer is specific from a particular version and brings your installation up to the version level of the patch.
In this example the patch installer installs only the files that have changed since the original 8.1.0 release without the need to go through uninstall process first and brings the installation up to v8.1.2
It is not possible to use this installer to update versions older than 8.1
It is made up of one simple window user dialog:
Please check that the "Placing files in" option is pointing to the most recent install folder where DSPCB version 8.1 has been installed. If for any reason this is not the folder where version 8.1 is installed then please select the correct folder using "Change" button.
Button "List" allows you to see a list of the updated files contained in the update:
"Install Now" button quickly copies the new files to your installation folder and you will receive a pop up window showing that process has been completed:
You can verify if your installation has been upgraded using option About DesignSpark PCB... from Help menu:
You will also be able to see information about updated software revision while opening the software in its opening splash screen: