Download using SmartGit (User)

This guide is intended for Tudat users. A more elaborate guide for developers on how to setup SmartGit and clone Tudat Bundle go to the Download using SmartGit (Developer) guide.

Setup SmartGit

Step 1.1: Download SmartGit
Download SmartGit for your operating system. Note that for Linux the package might be available through your package manager, see Linux/Debian instructions. Note that SmartGit comes bundled with JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on Windows and macOS. On Linux you need to install jre-openjdk.
Step 1.2: Install SmartGit
The installation should be straight-forward and the default installation is fine.
Step 1.3: Launch SmartGit
At the end of the installation you will be prompted to launch SmartGit. A shortcut should have been added to your program list.
Step 1.4: Choose a license type
SmartGit is free for non-commercial use. On first launch SmartGit will ask you to accept EULA and choose a license type. Choose non-commercial if you are planning to use SmartGit non-commercially (like for Tudat). You will be asked to confirm your choice.
Step 1.5: Fill in your user information
Please fill in your username and e-mail address. This information will be used to attribute you when you commit code changes.
Step 1.6: Complete the configuration
The next two steps can be left as default. If you already have a GitHub account you can link this to SmartGit. This can however be easily done later too.

Add the Tudat Bundle repository

Step 2.1: Clone an existing repository
At first launch you will be welcomed and asked to create/clone/reopen a repository, choose Clone and click Ok.
Step 2.2: Set remote address
As the remote address fill in and choose Next. The Clone URL can generally be found at the top of a GitHub page.
Step 2.3: Include submodules
Make sure submodules are include (default).
Step 2.4: Set local directory

Pick a good location for your local directory. End the path with tudatBundle or something similar. The files will be downloaded directly in the folder you choose.


It is good practice to avoid long paths and names with special characters (preferably no spaces). Pick something short and sensible. Especially if you are working on a Windows system, it is recommended that you place the Tudat Bundle directly in your C:drive, to avoid problems with filepath lengths.

Congratulations! You have now downloaded the tudatBundle. You can now head to the Compile and Test Tudat Libraries guide to configure the bundled libraries correctly and build them.