Polyhedra 8.5 evaluation kits (for x86-based architectures, running Windows or Linux) are now available for those considering the use of Polyhedra IMDB. To obtain them you will first have to register to indicate acceptance of the terms and conditions of the licence agreement, and to give us brief details of the project for which you are considering buying Polyhedra development licenses. Once you have registered, you will be sent an email confirming this. When the sales team has determined that the information supplied on the evaluation form is sufficient, you will be sent password information allowing you to access locked areas of our site and thus download the evaluation code.
An evaluation system consists of the Polyhedra documentation, and a platform-specific installation kit (which includes an evaluation guide and precompiled sample clients, complete with source code). The programs in the evaluation kits are time-limited, and the programs and libraries are not to be used 'in earnest' for product development or for running live applications. Click on the appropriate links in the table below to download the individual components.
If you experience any problems downloading the demonstration suite and documentation, please contact us.
The files listed below are only available to those who have registered for an evaluation copy of Polyhedra - who will have been sent an email detailing the username and password to use - and to licenced customers of Polyhedra (who should register as evaluation customers and then contact us to be granted additional access rights). When you try accessing one of the protected files, your browser will prompt you for a name and password, at which time you should use those supplied to you by email, taking particular care to use exactly the same case, etc., as in the email.
|Category||Download link and description||Description|
|Platform-specific download kits, as compressed directory images (in ZIP or tar.gz format, depending on platform).||evaluation kit for use on Windows using Microsoft Visual C++||Details of how to install and use them are included in each kit, but are also available for separate download using the following links: installation instructions and evaluation guide. These are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, for which a free viewer can be obtained from http://www.adobe.com/ for many different operating systems.|
|evaluation kit for use on Linux on x86 and compatibles|
|Drivers, manuals and training material||JDBC Kit||A ZIP file containing an installation kit for the Polyhedra JDBC driver - a pure Java library, for use on any platform with a suitable Java engine. Unpack the file into any suitable directory, and refer to the readme.txt file for instructions.|
|ODBC Kit for use on Windows||a ZIP file containing an installation kit for the ODBC interface into Polyhedra. Unpack the file into any suitable directory, and run the setup.exe file to complete the installation process. Full instructions for the use of this product can be found in the Polyhedra ODBC manual available as part of the manual set.|
|OLEDB Kit for use on Windows||a ZIP file containing an installation kit for the Polyhedra OLE DB Provider. Copy the DLL into an appropriate directory to use. Full instructions for the use of this product can be found in the Polyhedra OLEDB Provider manual available as part of the manual set.|
|Reference Manuals||A ZIP file containing the Polyhedra reference manuals, each of which is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, for which a free viewer can be obtained from http://www.adobe.com/ for many different operating systems.|
|Training course presentation||A ZIP file containing a presentation, in Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt) format, that is used in the introductory training course on the use of Polyhedra. Most of the first 40 or so slides have attached notes, and act as an introduction to Polyhedra; the rest do not. The training material is not a substitute for attending a training course, where a Polyhedra expert is available to answer your questions, clear up misunderstandings, help with the exercises and suggest how Polyhedra can be used in your application area. However, it should help in your evaluation if you are unable to attend a course.|