Fiberworks - Installation

Windows

1.

You can try out most features of the program without payment, but Save, Save As, and Print functions are disabled until the program is validated.

Depending on your computer settings :

  • right-click and select Save As... Then choose the download location;
  • answer the security questions of your anti-virus software.

2.

Install by running the downloaded file.

 

The installation will place icons for the program and the PDF manual on your desktop.  It will also create a folder called "My Weaving" in your Documents folder.  There are sample files in "My Weaving".

Icon for the Bronze version:

Fiberworks

3.

Execute Fibeworks.

 

Ignore the validation request to try the program without payment. However, you cannot save the files or print them until you have purchased and validated them.
There is no time limit for trial use.

Mac

1.

You can try out most features of the program without payment, but Save, Save As, and Print functions are disabled until the program is validated.

Before downloading the file, go to web browser settings, then General. At the bottom of the window uncheck the box that says "Open safe files after downloading". This prevents web browser from automatically opening a zip file.

Download the Fiberworks zip file to desktop or document.

2.

Download the The Unarchiver app from the App Store.

Open Fiberworks.zip using the Unarchiver app.

3.

For recent OS versions

 

Ctrl-click on Fiberworks.app. Follow Apple's advice to get the window with an "open anyway" option and then open the application every time.

Fiberworks Icon:

fiberworksMac200

For older OS versions

 

The first time you open Fiberworks MacOS will block it.  To unblock Fiberworks:

  • Open the folder and double-click on the Fiberworks icon (the shuttle). A warning will appear with no option to open. Do not put the Fiberworks folder or icon in the trash.
  • Go to the Apple menu and choose System Preferences. Find the Security and Privacy section.
  • In the General tab, at the bottom of the panel, there will be a message "Fiberworks.app has been blocked..." and a button at the bottom right "Open anyway." Click on this button.
  • From now on you should be able to open Fiberworks with the usual double-click.

Ignore the validation request to try the program without payment. However, you cannot save the files or print them until you have purchased and validated them.
There is no time limit for trial use.