The easiest way to keep the product up-to-date is to enable Automatic Updates. To do so, select
Help | Check for Updates... from the menu.
In the resulting dialog, select an update schedule from the drop down box. Your options are
Daily. If you would like to perform an update check immediately, be sure to check the option for
Check Updates Now. Click
OK to set your update schedule and to optionally perform an immediate check for updates.
To initiate an update check, choose
Help | Check for Updates... from the any of the SIMetrix/SIMPLIS windows.
In the resulting dialog, check the option entitled
Check Updates Now and click
If you are already running the latest version of the software, you'll be notified that there is no update available.
If there is an update patch available, you will have the option to download and install it. To do so, click
When the patch has downloaded, you will be prompted to run it. To do so, click
SIMetrix/SIMPLIS will then shutdown and the patch program will start, displaying a dialog indicating the process' progress.
Once the patch has successfully completed, you will be prompted to restart SIMetrix/SIMPLIS. To do so, click
Upon startup, you should see a message in the SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Command Shell pane that reflects the version update. Alternatively, you can choose
Help | About... from the menu and determine the version number you are running.
Using automatic updates is the recommended procedure for keeping your installation up-to-date. On some systems and networks, however, security and/or internet settings preclude the use of the built-in updater. In these situations, it is necessary to download the patches separately and use the manual update procedure detailed here.