Getting Started
Installing Speckle and getting started with the basics. • Last modified on 1/16/2020 • edit

1. Download

In order to use speckle, you will need to have some authoring software installed on your computer. We currently have integrations for Grasshopper, Dynamo, Rhino, and Revit (early alpha!) - either of those should do. It also helps to have a friend next to you, as it's much more fun to send data to each other rather than play ping-pong alone!

You will need to download and run the SpeckleInstaller.exe file from the link above. This will install the latest release of the clients and once it is succesful, you should be able to open the speckle plugins from the software you've installed it for.

2. Register

When you first use Speckle you will be prompted to create an account with a speckle server.

Speckle can be deployed by anybody anywhere they want. Hence, there's no single Speckle where you can register an account; perhaps your company already runs a server - ask around! Nevertheless, in case you just want to test things out, you can register with the "community server", hestia.

Please be aware that the test server, Hestia, comes with absolutely no guarantees of any sort. While it has had stellar uptime record so far, please do not rely on it for anything remotely important!

3. Read The Docs

We've written some quick tutorials to get you started with the basic clients:

Furthermore, do read the introduction section on the right hand side. It will allow you to understand what Speckle is, how it operates, what we understand by clients, etc. It covers some basics that are useful for new starters. It will also let you know how you can ask for help if you're stuck!