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How to install the package from CD or floppies

  • If you have obtained Amedic-3D Workstation, it comes completely preconfigured. If you have obtained only the software, please follow the instructions below:

If you wish to install Amedic-3D from CD, please start your computer and wait until the operating system (Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 or higher) loads. After the system is loaded and your computer is fully functional, please insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. If your system is properly configured, the Amedic Add/Remove Utility should run automatically and will guide you through the installation procedure. If for some reason this does not happen, please do one of the following:

  • Click on the Start button and select Run... In the dialog box enter D:\Autorun.exe and click OK, where "D:" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.
  • Run Windows Explorer, select the CD-ROM drive from the left panel and double-click the file Autorun in the right panel.

After starting the Add/Remove utility, select Install Amedic-3D. This will launch the Amedic Setup program. You can confirm the default directory and proceed with installation. After copying the necessary files to the specified directory on your hard drive, the setup procedure will add the Amedic-3D icon to your Start button Programs section. You can run Amedic-3D by clicking the Start button, going to Programs section and selecting this icon.

If you install the product from floppies, please insert the first floppy disk in your floppy disk drive and do one of the following:

  • Click on the Start button and select Run... In the dialog box enter A:\Setup.exe and click OK, where "A:" is the drive letter of your floppy disk drive.
  • Run Windows Explorer, select the floppy disk drive from the left panel and double-click the file Setup in the right panel.

This will launch the Amedic Setup program. Please, follow the instructions above for further installation steps.


How to setup different folders

  • If you have obtained Amedic-3D Workstation, it comes completely preconfigured. If you have obtained only the software, please follow the instructions below:

In Amedic Configuration panel you can specify the Temporary, Examination and Work folders.

  • Let your Temp folder point to a folder on your hard drive, where you do not store permanently any important information. By default this is the Temp folder in your Amedic folder. You can change this to whatever you like, but in order for Amedic to function properly and efectively, please make sure, that there is at least 80MB of free space on your temporary drive and that it is a local hard drive (selecting network or removable drive can result in heavy network overload and/or excessive performance loss). Please, note that if several users on the network select one and the same folder this can result in system errors and/or incorrect results!!!
  • Your Examination folder is the directory where your examination files are stored. This directory is scanned, when searching for particular examination. You can choose a folder on your local hard drive, a network drive or a local removable drive (but not a floppy drive!). Choosing a network drive will result in a slightly lower performance and additional network load, but you will be able to share Examinations with other Amedic workstations over the network. Choosing local removable drive can also result in slower open/save operations, but will eliminate the need for additional image archiving on removable media (CD-R, CD-RW or MO).
  • Work folder is the folder that contains the files you create in your everyday work (3D scenes, surface and wireframe descriptions, moves, etc.). We recommend to choose a folder on your local hard drive with at least 150MB free space.

How to setup Windows messaging system

  • If you have obtained Amedic-3D Workstation, it comes completely preconfigured. If you have obtained only the software, please follow the instructions below:

Amedic-3D uses MS Exchange for mail transfer and management over the network. You must have MS Exchange pre-installed correctly on your system, in order to use Amedic's email options.

If you work in a networked environment, we highly recommend asking your organization network administrator for help on setting up the messaging system correctly. You'll have to enter some organization specific information, such as mailbox and address book locations, as well as your workstation address.

If you work on a stand-alone station, you need to set-up an Exchange profile. To do this, double click the Inbox icon on your desktop. Please follow the instructions in the On-line help and your MS Windows User's Manual.


How to setup the Amedic Internet browser

  • If you have obtained Amedic-3D Workstation, it comes completely preconfigured. If you have obtained only the software, please follow the instructions below:

Amedic-3D comes equipped with Internet/Intranet Web browser. In order to use it for Internet exploration, you must have a connection to the Internet. It can be established via LAN, connected to the Internet, or via Dial-up service. Please, contact your LAN administrator or Internet Service Provider for further details about establishing the connection.

Once you have successfully set up your Internet connection, go to Windows Control Panel, right-click the Internet icon and fill-in the parameters, given by your Internet provider. The next time you start Amedic, the Web browser in the Amedic File manager should be fully functional.


How to setup the Audio equipment

  • If you have obtained Amedic-3D Workstation, it comes completely preconfigured. If you have obtained only the software, please follow the instructions below:

Amedic-3D supports audio recording and playback from/to any MS Windows Sound System compatible audio card. It should be correctly installed, in order to enable problemless audio annotations of your examinations. Please, follow the instructions in your card's User's manual.

If you have a Plug-and-play sound card, you need to turn your computer off, install the card into a free ISA slot and turn the PC back on. Windows 95 will automatically detect your card and will ask for driver disk. This disk(ette) should be included in your sound card delivery package. Insert it into the appropriate disk drive (floppy or CD) and follow the instructions of the installation program. Finally, ususally you'll be asked to restart your computer. After restarting, enter Amedic-3D, open new examination and try to record a voice annotation. If your system is properly configured, you'll be able to add audio fields to your exams.

If your sound card is not Plug-and-play compliant, after installing it into the computer, locate the disk(ette), labeled "Windows 95 Drivers and Utilities" (or any other label, stating that disk contains drivers for Win'95) and insert it in the appropriate drive. This disk should contain an executable file named Setup or Install.Start it and follow the instructions of the installation program.

If neither of the above helps, try the following procedure:

  • Click on the Start button and select Properties/Control Panel;
  • Double click Add New Hardware icon. This will initiate the Add New Hardware Wizard;
  • When asked if you want Windows to search for your new hardware select No;
  • On the next step, from the list of hardware types select Sound, Video and Game controllers;
  • Press Have Disk... button;
  • Insert the disk(ette), provided by your sound card manufacturer and click OK. If needed, click the Browse button and select the drive, containing your disk(ette);
  • If the disk(ette) contains configuration data, a list of supported devices will be shown. Choose your type of card and follow the instructions of the installation program.

If all the above fail to help you, please contact your sound card vendor for support and/or updated drivers.


How to archive exams on WORM or MO

You can choose between two different strategies:

  • Writing examinations directly to permanent archive media:
    Your Examination folder in Amedic Configuration Panel should point to a folder on the removable media. Generally this is the root folder of the drive. Otherwise you should create the selected folder on the disk before using it with Amedic-3D. This approach is suitable for systems, utilizing rewritable storage media (e.g. Magneto-opticals) with relatively high data transfer rates. No additional steps are required for archiving, after the examination has been saved. Important! Don't use this technique if you archive on CD-R! This will result in extreme speed decrease and excessive storage space loss.
  • Periodic examination transfer to permanent archive media:
    Your Examination folder in Amedic Configuration Panel should point to a folder on your local hard drive. On a periodic basis (once a day, once a week) you should archive your examinations on the archive media with the help of Amedic File manager. Select the examination folder as a source (the left panel) and the removable media as a target (the right panel). Select the examinations you want to archive. Click Move button.You can confirm file operations step-by-step, or just click Yes to all button.The archived examinations will be automatically removed from your Examination folder on the local drive.

See How to setup different folders section for additional details on setting your system folders.

When attempting to transfer examinations to another location, using disks or network, keep in mind, that these files are internally compressed. Additionally compressing them with compress utilities, such as Zip, ARJ, LHA will generally result in much lower compression ratios than expected for image files.


How to contact the support service

You can reach our support desk by:

Don't forget to include your User's ID. You can find it on the second page of your Amedic User's manual.


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