How do I Re-Install Smart Draw?

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How do I Re-Install Smart Draw?
One of the functions of SmartDraw is creating flow charts. (process flow image by Christopher Hall from

SmartDraw is a computer program used to create business and technical drawings such as flow charts, organisation charts and diagrams for building layouts using predefined shapes and lines. If you encounter a problem with SmartDraw, you might try reinstalling the software. Additionally, you may need to reinstall SmartDraw if you purchase a computer and need to download another copy of the software to install on the new machine.

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  1. 1

    Insert the SmartDraw installation disc into your computer and wait a moment for the software license agreement to appear---skip to Step 3. If you purchased SmartDraw as a digital download and need to download the software again, navigate to the download page at Click the green "Free Download" button and save the resulting file to the desktop.

  2. 2

    Double-click the file "smartdraw_11E_J9NVQ_setup.exe" when the download is complete. Note that different versions of SmartDraw may have slight file name variations. Click "Next" when the SmartDraw installation wizard appears.

  3. 3

    Read the terms of the SmartDraw license agreement. To continue installation, click the "I accept" button.

  4. 4

    Click the "Browse" button if you have a specific destination folder in mind for SmartDraw other than the default folder of "C:\Program Files\SmartDraw VP." To use the default destination folder, click "Next." The computer begins downloading all of the remaining files needed for SmartDraw to operate. Allow a few moments for the process to complete. After all files are installed, SmartDraw launches automatically.

  5. 5

    Click the "Click Here to Continue" button, and then click "I Accept" to go to the main SmartDraw window.

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