First time set-up

This walkthrough will guide you through the process of configuring Aivia for the first time after installation or upgrading the software. The configuration settings are optional but are highly recommended for getting the best Aivia performance. Do this setup after installation of each major Aivia version update.


Define large working folder

When working with datasets that are larger than the amount of memory (RAM) available on the computer, Aivia will load and pre-cache image data on your hard drive into the large data working folder for quick retrieval. The data cache is emptied when exiting Aivia.

  1. Go to File > Options to launch the Aivia options dialog
  2. Go to Advanced in the options dialog
  3. Click on the ... button to the left of the directory path below Large data working folder
  4. Select a folder location with ample free disk space and fast access in the pop-up dialog; we recommend using a high-capacity solid state drive (SSD) connected locally if possible. By default, the large data working folder can be found in %appdata%\DRVision Technologies LLC\Aivia 6\.
  5. Click Select Folder to update the file path
  6. To update the settings, click Apply at the bottom of the Options window; you must restart Aivia for the settings to take effect.



Define ImageJ executable

Aivia uses BioFormats from ImageJ/FIJI for file types that are not supported natively (see here for a list of supported file formats). Defining the location of your ImageJ/FIJI executable will allow Aivia to launch ImageJ/FIJI automatically when needed.

  1. Go to File > Options to launch the Aivia options dialog
  2. Go to Advanced in the options dialog
  3. Click on the ... button to the left of the directory path below ImageJ executable
  4. In the pop-up dialog, navigate to the location of your ImageJ/FIJI program executable. If you have FIJI installed, the executable will typically be located in a folder called Fiji.app. For better performance, we recommend using a 64-bit installation of ImageJ/FIJI
  5. Click Open to define the location of your ImageJ/FIJI installation
  6. To update the settings, click Apply at the bottom of the options window