'Patch only' installer has been introduced to allow a quick and easy way to update DesignSpark PCB software when minor bug fixing changes can be applied to the software.
You MUST only apply a patch update to the same major version number.
If you apply to an earlier version you will corrupt your installed application.
First close the application.
Launch the patch update which consists of one simple window and you select "Install Now" if all is correct, so first please perform these checks listed below:
Checks required BEFORE installing.
Check the patch is for your Application as there are separate patches for DSPCB and DSPCB Pro.
Check your currently installed version is included in the "From Version"
Check you want to update to the "To Version"
The "Placing files in" option should automatically be pointing to your installed folder.
If you believe this to be incorrect, first check using the Windows File Explorer to confirm.
ONLY use the "Change" button if this path is required to be changed.
"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 when launching the application as you will see information about the software version in the splash screen.
This is also available from Help - About DesignSpark PCB...
There is also a "List" button that allows you to see a list of the updated files contained in the update, but this is for information and you do not have to use this.