System requirements to run program as an Applet

To run the programs as an applet, the browser must have the Java virtual machine. The programs do not use swing and run on Java version 1.1 and any newer version. Java is a cross platform language, and as long as the virtual machine exists, it can be run on any browser. Frameworks and Trussworks place no limits on the number of members that can be added to the structure, but the RAM may impose a limit, as the number of members gets significantly larger.


System requirements to run program as an Application


To run the program as an application, the local machine must have the Java virtual machine that can be downloaded from the Sunís web page. The earliest version of Java, which will work with Frameworks and Trussworks, is version 1.1. Similarly to running the programs as an applet, Frameworks and Trussworks place no limits on the number of members that can be added to the structure, but the RAM may impose a limit, as the number of members gets significantly larger.

Instructions to Download and Run Application

To download the program, right click and save the ".jar" file to your local machine.

Next, go to the folder where you downloaded the ".jar" file, and at the command line, type the following

    jar xf trussworks.jar Trussworks/Sections/data

This will extract the cross-sectional data into a "TrussWorks" directory.  You only need to do this the first time that you download the program.

Finally, to run the application, type the following

    java -jar trussworks.jar

 

Instructions to Download and Run the Server

To download the server, right click and save the ".jar" file to your local machine.

Next, go to the folder where you downloaded the ".jar" file, and at the command line, type the following

   java -jar trussworksServer.jar

 

Instructions to Download and view the source code

To download the server, right click and save the ".jar" file to your local machine.

Next, go to the folder where you downloaded the ".jar" file, and at the command line, type the following

   jar xf trussworksSourceCode.jar