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Installation takes only a few minutes. Use the links below to download the Microsoft Visio 2013 and Avontus Designer installers:

Note: We recommend to use the 64 bit version of Microsoft Visio and Scaffold Designer if possible. To determine which bit version you should get please see our article here.

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Installing Microsoft Visio

First install Microsoft Visio 2013:

  1. Once the Microsoft Visio 2013 installer has downloaded, navigate to the Downloads folder, right-click the file name and select Extract All from the menu that appears.

2. Once all files have been extracted, double-click the new folder that contains the extracted files and then double-click the Microsoft Visio installer file, named setup.exe.

The Visio installer dialog appears.

3. Click Install Now.

The installer installs Visio 2013.

The installer informs you when installation is complete.

4. Click Close.

Installing Avontus Designer

To install Avontus Designer:

1. Double-click the installer icon that was previously downloaded.

The Avontus Scaffold Designer Setup Wizard installer launches.

2. Click Next.

Installation Prerequisites

If prerequisite programs or tools are missing on your computer, the Prerequisites Setup Wizard appears. Common prerequisites include Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Visual Studio Tools and Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010. Follow the instructions to install each of the required programs.

The Prerequisites interface appears.

3. Click the checkbox for each prerequisite to install (to put a check in them) and click Next.

The Product Installation interface appears.

The End User License Agreement interface appears. 

4. Click the I accept the terms in the license agreement checkbox and click Next.

The Ready to Install dialog appears.

5. Click Install.

The installer installs the prerequisites.

When installation is done, the the Prerequisites Setup Wizard informs you as such.

6. Click Finish.

7. Restart your computer.

Completing Avontus Designer Installation

After your computer restarts, the End User License Agreement dialog appears. 

8. Review the License Agreement carefully, click the I agree to the License terms and conditions checkbox (to put a check in it) and click Install

The Ready to Install dialog appears. 

9. Click Install

The default install location for the 32 bit version of Avontus Designer is C:\Program Files\Avontus or C:\Program Files (x86)\Avontus.

The installation begins and may take a few minutes. 

Along with installing the program, the installer creates project folders in your computer’s Public Shared Documents folder and adds a Desktop shortcut. When installation completes, the installer informs you as such.

10. If you want to start Avontus Designer, click Run.

Note: If you don’t wish to launch Avontus Designer, click Finish.

Avontus Designer launches.

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