FineScale Modeler 25-year Collection - Install

Published: November 1, 2012
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Windows installation instructions

To install the FineScale Modeler collection on a PC with a Windows operating system, you have the choice of basic (standard) or a full installation. In basic installation, you will install the index and search function of the collection onto your hard drive and will insert one of the two discs as prompted to read stories. In full installation, which we recommend, you will copy the entire contents of the collection to your hard drive.

Basic or standard installation
1. Log in with an account that has administrator access to your computer. Insert the FineScale Modeler Disc 1 into the DVD-ROM of your computer. Run setup.exe if the Auto Play prompt pops up. (If nothing launches upon insertion of Disc 1, you may need to browse the DVD and run setup.exe manually. On Windows XP, the installation wizard may launch automatically.) If prompted, allow changes to your computer by clicking “yes.” The Installation Wizard will open. Follow the installer on-screen instructions. NOTE: Installation time will vary due to the large number of files being copied and the performance of your computer. While the main progress bar may indicate only a few minutes or less for installation, typical basic installation may take longer.
2. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
3. If you only wish to use the basic installation method, your installation is complete. Double-click the FineScale Modeler shortcut and begin enjoying the digital collection.
4. As you call up issues in the collection, you will be prompted to insert Disc 1 or 2 as needed to read stories. Hit OK when prompted and insert the appropriate disc, allowing 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted disc to “spin up,” then double-click on your selection again.

Full installation (Preferred method, all stories are downloaded on computer hard drive.)
Instead of inserting discs to view magazine pages, you can install all of the issues onto the hard drive of your computer. Full installation can be done any time after basic installation. NOTE: For full installation, copying the remaining content may take an additional hour or more beyond the basic installation.
1. Follow the instructions for basic installation through completion of step 2.
2. Launch the FineScale Modeler application by double-clicking its shortcut. Insert Disc 1 into your computer if it is not already inserted. Do not re-run the installation and disregard any Auto Play prompts.
3. Go into the Options menu. Click the button for “Save magazine collection to computer.” (If you don’t already have Disc 1 in, it will prompt you to do so.)
4. The dialog will tell you the space required for Disc 1 and ask if you would like to continue. Hit OK to proceed copying Disc 1.
5. When Disc 1 finishes, you will be prompted to insert Disc 2. Eject Disc 1. Insert Disc 2 and allow 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted disc to “spin up” and hit Next. (Disregard any Auto Play prompts.)
6. The dialog will again tell you the space required for Disc 2 and ask if you would like to continue. Hit OK to proceed copying Disc 2.
7. Once complete, all issues will have been copied and you will no longer require the discs to call up articles. You can now exit the Options menu.

Macintosh installation instructions

To install the FineScale Modeler collection on a Macintosh computer, you have the choice of basic (standard) or a full installation. In basic installation, you will install the index and search function of the collection onto your hard drive and will insert one of the two discs as prompted to read stories. In full installation, which we recommend, you will copy the entire contents of the collection to your hard drive.

Basic or standard installation
1. Log in with an account that has administrator access to your computer. Insert the FineScale Modeler Disc 1 into the DVD-ROM of your computer. Double-click the DVD icon and then double-click on the FineScaleModeler.mpkg icon. The installer window will open. Follow the installer on-screen instructions. You can choose to change the installation location, if desired. You will also be required to enter your password to proceed with installation. As you install Disc 1 you will see the main install wizard progress and two subsequent copy processes that take place outside the main wizard. NOTE: Installation time will vary due to the large number of files being copied and the performance of your computer. While the main progress bar may indicate only a few minutes or less for installation, typical basic installation may take longer.
2. When the installation is completed successfully, hit close on the wizard. Remove Disc 1 with the keyboard eject key.
3. If you only wish to use the basic installation method, your installation is complete. The FineScale Modeler icon can be found in your Applications folder. Double-click the FineScale Modeler icon and begin enjoying the digital collection.
4. As you call up issues in the collection, you will be prompted to insert Disc 1 or 2 as needed to read stories. Hit OK when prompted and insert the appropriate disc, allowing 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted disc to “spin up,” then double-click on your selection again. If you need to remove one disc and insert another, use the eject key on your keyboard to remove a disc.

Full installation (Preferred method, all stories are downloaded on computer hard drive.)
Instead of inserting discs to view magazine pages, you can install all of the issues onto the hard drive of your computer. Full installation can be done any time after basic installation. NOTE: For full installation, copying the remaining content may take an additional hour or more beyond the basic installation.
1. Follow the instructions for basic installation through completion of step 2.
2. Launch the FineScale Modeler application by double-clicking on its icon. Insert Disc 1 into your computer if it is not already inserted. Do not re-run the installer.
3. Go into the Options menu. Click the button for “Save magazine collection to computer.” (If you don’t already have Disc 1 in, it will prompt you to do so.)
4. The dialog will tell you the space required for Disc 1 and ask if you would like to continue. Hit OK to proceed copying Disc 1.
5. When Disc 1 finishes, you will be prompted to insert Disc 2. Eject Disc 1 with the keyboard eject key. Insert Disc 2 and allow 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted disc to “spin up” and hit Next.
6. The dialog will again tell you the space required for Disc 2 and ask if you would like to continue. Hit OK to proceed copying Disc 2.
7. Once complete, all issues will have been copied and you will no longer require the discs to call up articles. You can now exit the Options menu.