General Download Notes

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DWB Software packages are distributed as .zip archives, including the binaries and a help file.

  • To run the Diversity Workbench software, the .Net Framework must be available on your PC.

After download unpack the .zip archive to a local working directory. Please use a generally accessible working diretory, e.g. in the "Documents" folder or at the desktop. Do NOT use the "Program files" folder, because this directory usually does not grant write permissions to the application and therefore several features will not work.

Before the first application start open the manual file, e.g. "DiversityCollection.chm". You might get a warning that the file could be harmful because it was loaded from the internet. Before you click "open", deactivate the option to do this check every time when the file is opened. Otherwise the help file content will not be displayed and you will not be able to use the function key F1 to open the context specific help.

Alternatively you may right-click the help file to unblock it (see image below).

In order to minimize the potential misuse of help pages, Microsoft has disabled the presentation of chm-embedded HTML pages residing on non-local drives. This has taken place in 2005 with Win XP security update KB896358. Thus, the help file content will not be displayed on network drives!

If you use different applications of the Diversity Workbench, please extract the files of each application to an own local directory. Do not place the application directory in the "Program files" path of the windows system, otherwise you might get problems due to missing access rights.

For tablet users: F Tasten in Windows 8.1


see also Technical documentation at a glance

see also Recommendations for users with Non-Windows OS

see also How to create a personal local DWB environment