Quick Start

Welcome to Manifold® System!  Topics in the Quick Start Guide are short versions of topics in the User Manual book.   Read the User Manual book topics for more detail.


This user manual describes Manifold Release 9, Manifold Commander, Manifold Server, and the free, read-only version of 9, Manifold Viewer.     





Advice:  Release 9 is a very big, sophisticated package.  It cannot be learned by trial and error.  Invest some quality time to read basic topics, watch the videos and work through a few Examples.  Learning the basics will avoid frustration and will give you a fast launch with a truly mighty tool.


Watch tutorial videos:


  1. Manifold Tutorial 1 - Navigation and User Interface

  2. Manifold Tutorial 2 - Add Data and Create a Map

  3. Manifold Tutorial 3 - Export Data and Print a Map

  4. Visit the Videos page for many more live action videos.


Download the example project used in the above videos from OSM_Venice.mxb (117338 KB).    



The Examples chapter in the main User Manual book provides many step by step examples.  Check out examples, especially those in the Introductory Examples chapter.



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Manifold uses English by default.  For other languages, use a localization file as discussed in the Localization topic.  See the Manifold website for localization files for 17 different languages contributed by users.


This manual uses English.  The DeepL Translator, a free application, can translate this documentation into many other languages.  Download and install DeepL's Windows app.  


DeepL also makes it easier to participate in the English language georeference.org user forum for Manifold.


What's New

Just updated to the latest build?  Check out the What's New topic for recent changes.



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