OSX Installation

Requires OS X 10.11 or earlier

MacOS 10.12 introduces changes that break compatibility with cadnano2. We are working on cadnano 2.5 that will work on newer versions of macOS. In the meantime, consider using the legacy version.

Optional: Install Autodesk Maya 2015

Autodesk software is free for academics.

  1. Create an academic account at http://www.autodesk.com/education/. After you activate your account by clicking on the link in the email, fill in your preferences.
  2. Download the free version of Maya 2015 for your operating system from here.
  3. Install Maya 2015. In previous years we found it was necessary uncheck the option to install "Direct Connect", otherwise the installation may fail.
  4. Run Maya 2015 at least once before installing cadnano. This will create the required configuration files that the cadnano installer will need.

Install cadnano

  1. Download cadnano 2.2beta from here. (34MB)
  2. Run the cadnano.pkg file and follow the instructions in the installer.
  3. Run Autodesk Maya and click on the cadnano button on the top right of the Maya interface.