Installing the DEX PCB Designer

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Installing the DEX PCB Designer

System Requirements

Downloading DEX


Where are DEX files?

Authorizing Your Copy

Authorizing Your Copy Machine Without Internet Acccess

Getting Your Key Online

Your Account Settings

Removing Your License

Manually Removing DEX

Manually Removing DEX



Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10/11 are fully supported (32 bit and 64 bit)


What is Microsoft .NETclip0001

Microsoft .NET (pronounced "dot net") is a software framework that can be used for building and running applications on Windows, macOS, Linux, and more. It was first released by Microsoft in 2002 and has gone through multiple iterations and improvements since then.

The .NET framework includes a large class library known as the Framework Class Library (FCL), and it supports several programming languages including C#, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), and F#. With .NET, you can build many types of applications including desktop applications, web applications, web services, and even games.

Here are some key components of .NET:

Common Language Runtime (CLR): This is the execution engine for .NET applications. It provides services like memory management, garbage collection, security, and exception handling.

Framework Class Library (FCL): This is a collection of reusable classes, interfaces, and value types that .NET applications can use. It covers a wide range of functionalities, such as file reading and writing, database interaction, XML document manipulation, and more.

ASP.NET: A framework for building web applications, services, and dynamic websites.

Windows Forms: A set of classes for building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Windows desktop applications.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF): A tool for creating rich user interfaces for desktop applications.

Entity Framework (EF): An Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) framework for ADO.NET, which provides a higher-level, object-centric model for data access.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ): A component that adds native data querying capabilities to .NET languages.

DEX will automatically prompt you to install the correct Microsoft .NET 4 if it not already installed.


Here you will find details of installing DEX for the first time on your PC

Installing DEX