At this time the Osteoware database utilizes the Sybase® Advantage Data Architect database management system, which is a freeware download available from the links below. The Advantage Data Architect and some basic SQL skills are all that are required to manage, query, and extract data from the Osteoware database. The Advantage ODBC drivers (Open Database Connectivity) are useful should you choose to use or create another application to query and make reports, but are otherwise not required.
User Manual Downloads
The software Install Instructions, User Manuals (Volumes 1 and 2), and related support documents are available as PDF files from the links below. Please read them at your earliest convenience in order to utilize Osteoware to its full potential and become a power user.
Volume 1 of the Osteoware User Manual may be downloaded now, but is a 'Work in Progress' with some chapters in development at this time.
- Osteoware Installation Instructions (PDF)
- Osteoware User Manual Volume 1: Work in Progress (PDF)
- Osteoware User Manual Volume 2: The Pathology Module (PDF)
- Radiography Documentation (PDF)
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