5. Installing

    Since version 5.14 CloverDX Designer requires Java 11 to run. If you use Java code in your projects and your CloverDX Server runs on Java 8, a change in the Designer settings will be needed. For more information refer to System requirements.


    The installation of CloverDX Designer is done using an installation wizard.

    The installation wizard helps you to set up the directory to which CloverDX will be installed and to choose the instance of Java that will be used.

    Installation Steps

    1. Allow installer to run by clicking on Yes to the question: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?

    2. On the welcome page of the CloverDX Designer installation, click on Next.

    3. Accept license agreement using the I Agree button.

    4. Choose an installation location and continue using the Next button.

    5. Modify CloverDX Designer settings if needed:

      • Choose desired Java Development Kit - use one of the following options:

        • Recommended: Install separate AdoptOpenJDK 11 JDK with CloverDX

        • Use an existing installation AdoptOpenJDK 11 or Eclipse Temurin JDK 11 installation

      • Choose an installation location for shortcuts: Create desktop shortcut or Do not create shortcut.

    6. Accept Java Development Kit License agreement by clicking on I Agree.

    7. Choose a Start menu folder and click on Install.

    8. Installation of the program is done. Close the wizard by clicking on Finish.

    Mac OS

    Install the program in the same way as other .dmg applications.

    Installation Steps

    1. Double click the downloaded .dmg file.

    2. Agree with the license.

    3. Drag and drop the CloverDX Designer to Application or to the place you would like to place it.


    The CloverDX Designer for Linux is distributed as a .tar.gz file.

    Installation Steps

    Extract the archive.

    tar xvzf cloverdx-designer-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

    The executable to run is CloverDXDesigner/CloverDXDesigner.

    For more comfortable running, add the binary to the $PATH or create a Launcher.

    We recommend you to install webkitgtk to see the welcome page. CloverDX Designer is able to run without this library. The library is necessary for the welcome page and for context info on edges.

    On rpm-based distributions, run

    yum install webkitgtk

    On deb-based distributions, run

    apt-get install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 (for GTK+ 2)

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