How to Install CloudX Software

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For first time installation of CloudX setup takes few minutes, while other consequent installations or updates takes seconds because the software wouldn't request you to install the complete compiler all over again, only the updated Integrated Development Environment(IDE) would be installed. To get CloudX IDE working on your computer, you need to download the following files(By clicking on any file listed below, we can automatically download it on your computer ) 

Software Files Needed

It is advisable to also look at the CloudX User's guide for more details about the installation process and how to get started with the IDE.

CloudX setup v5.06 installation

The CloudX v5.06 is only compatible with the windows 32-bit and 64-bit  operating system while compatibility with other operating systems like the Apple’s mac is still work in progress.

Double click on the setup file to start installation process. And then, step through the prompts that follow as illustrated below

 

Just Click on Next for All this Process.

 

Click Finish to start the compiler installation.

 

Note that we are only doing the compiler because this is the first time we are installing the cloudx  software on your computer, subsequent installations would request you to install the compiler again. The cloudx software is built around the MPLAB-XC8 compiler, so it will automatically ask you to install the compiler during your first launch up of the cloudx software.

Step1:  Setup-MPLAB XC8 C Compiler, just click Next

Step2: Choose I accept the agreement

Step3: License Type, select Free

Step4:  Installation directory, copy and paste or type the directory inside C:\Users\Public\CloudX\Compiler

Step5: Compiler setting, just click Next

Step6: Ready to install compiler

Then wait patiently till installation process is complete

 

Setp7: installation complete – Licensing information, click Next and then Next.

Finally, setup completed

 

Importing the Libraries

CloudX software installation is not complete without the cloudX library because the whole compiler operation depends on this library; the library is what really differentiates the microcontroller board from other prototyping boards. The cloudx library contains over 500 functions.

The CloudX Library v2.6  is part of the files listed up there for download, Unzip the file and copy to a location where you can easily access. To add the library to the software, click on Tools and then Import Library, navigate and select the cloudx folder that was unzipped.

  

 

Installing the driver

Installing the cloudx driver is as important as the IDE itself because this allows us to upload our compiled code into the microcontroller board. It creates a terminal for the cloudx to interact with the computer. It allows the computer to always detect when any cloudx board  that is connected. 

To install, unzip the folder and open the ‘CH341SER’ folder, and click on ‘SETUP.EXE’ to install.

You will get a popup that shows that installation was successful. If you are having difficulty in installing this driver, please ensure that your computer’s antivirus is disabled.

 

In case you want to know the COM port that your computer is connected to. Search for ‘Device Manager’ on your computer, then click on ‘Ports (COM &LPT)’. You will see the USB-SERIAL CH340 and the COM port it is connected to.

 

Adding CloudX Proteus Library (Optional)

This file allows you to be able to see and use cloudx board on Proteus for circuit and program simulation before deploying on the real world. Without this files, you won't be able to find cloudx on proteus software. After the download (CloudX Proteus Library), copy the two files (CloudX.LIB and CloudX.IDX) from the zip file and paste it to this location.

For 32-bit Windows Operating System and Proteus v7 series  - C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 7 Professional\LIBRARY

For 64-bit Windows Operating System and Proteus v7 series  - C:\Program Files (x86)\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 7 Professional\LIBRARY

For 32-bit Windows Operating System and Proteus v8 series  - C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 8 Professional\LIBRARY

For 64-bit Windows Operating System and Proteus v8 series  - C:\Program Files (x86)\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 8 Professional\LIBRARY


 

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