Help - About

The About command provides information about the running version of Manifold.  The About dialog also checks for any newer versions.

 

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<product name>

The product which is running.  Manifold System Release 9 is cited as Manifold System.  Manifold Viewer is cited as Manifold Viewer.  The illustration above shows an About dialog for Manifold System.

<build>

Build number and date of release.

<version status>

If the build running is the latest version, reports Your version is up to date.   If a newer version is available, reports New version available with the new version number as a link that launches the Free Updates page in the default browser.   The Free Updates page provides links to downloads pages for Manifold Release 9 and for Manifold Viewer.

<masked serial number>

Appears for Manifold Release 9 and does not appear for Manifold Viewer.   The serial number used for this installation, with the last dozen digits replaced by X characters, to ensure confidentiality.   Masked serial numbers, that is, serial numbers which have part of the serial number obliterated with X characters, cannot be used for installation or activation.   Masked serial numbers are provided to allow us to keep track of what serial number is installed in which machine.

CPU

The CPU that is operating, as reported by Windows.

GPU

Reports the number of GPU devices installed in the system, if GPGPU capable, as reported by NVIDIA drivers, using the name CUDA, the name of the NVIDIA GPGPU programming library which the card must support.  When only one GPGPU capable card is installed in the system, if the card reports the name of the card that will be reported as well as the CUDA level the card supports.  If no GPGPU-capable device has been installed in the system, will report Graphics only for the GPU.  The illustration above shows a system with two GPU cards installed that are GPGPU capable and are thus reported as CUDA (2 devices).

RAM

Amount of random access memory installed in the computer system.

OS

The version of Windows that is running, as reported by Windows, including the Release ID for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 in parentheses.  The illustration above shows a machine that has been upgraded only to the Windows 10 1803 update.

Lang

The language in use.   See Localization.  

<Using...>

An approximate snapshot of the resources currently used by Manifold: the amount of RAM in use, the amount of hard disk in use and the number of files open.

<Running...>

64-bit or 32-bit operation.   Reports Running in 64-bit mode or Running in 32-bit mode.

Buy Manifold 9

Appears for Manifold Viewer and does not appear for Manifold Release 9.   Launches the Manifold Online Store entry page in the default browser.

OK

Close the dialog.

 

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The illustration above shows a typical display for Manifold Viewer.    There is no serial number since Viewer is a free product that does not use serial numbers.   The dialog shows an installation on a machine that has an AMD processor and which has only one GPGPU capable card, reported as CUDA (GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (6.1))  - it is a GTX 1060 with 6GB of on-card memory and it supports CUDA version 6.1.  

 

Windows 10 on the above machine has been updated to the 1809 update.  The "Buy Manifold 9" button is the only place in Viewer where there is any mention of a commercial product.

 

Notes

ico_nb_arrow_blue.png  Manifold does not automatically check for updates.   After installation, at any time check for any newer versions available by choosing Help - About.   When the About dialog is launched, Manifold will reach out through Internet to check for a new version.    

See Also

Read Me First

 

GPGPU

 

Help Menu

 

Installation and Activation

 

Localization

 

Manifold Home Page

 

API Documentation