This wiki should answer the most common FAQs around the installation, and a brief intro into the concepts behind it.
You can check hat you have the latest version installed here (for your version of Studio).
All updates to the plugin are recorded under the following ChangeLog entry.
Min Version Requirement: the application can only be installed successfully under SDL Trados Studio 2017 with a minimum of CU3.
The CU3 is a free update that is usually installed automatically through the automatic update. If you need to take this manually you can find the update here.
Once downloaded and installed you will find SDL Analyse either within Studio,
or as a standalone application on your desktop.
The application itself is straightforward to use, just a simple drag and drop (or navigate to) the required files into the SDL Analyse View in Studio,
A few principles
The application itself can run as a standalone application that doesn't require Studio to be running, and it can also run within a new view inside Studio.
Standalone (showing the advanced view)
View in Studio (showing the simple view)
The basic idea is you drag and drop, or select, files (zip files can be used) into the interface and the application will return an analysis based on one of the following:
- Advanced View
- Translation Memories based on a Project Template or,
- Translation Memories based on a combination of you adding your own and the Project Template
- Simple View
- Translation Memories added by you or,
- No Translation Memory at all
The creation of a Project is never required.
The language direction used for the analysis is based on the Translation Memories used, and if you don't select any then the application will create one in the background based on the default languages you have set here:
The reports themselves are available in several formats:
If for some reason, SDL Analyse is not running/installing correctly, there are a number of things to check-
1) Double check that you have the correct version installed (for the version of Studio you have installed- ensuring this is also updated to the latest SR/CU).
2) A potential issue, is left over registries from previous Studio installations.
If you have had previous Studio versions installed, which have now been removed and you no longer use, please check the registry and remove unwanted entries.
To do this-
Open your registry editor (Windows key +R) and then type regedit (you will need ADMIN rights to do this).
Now navigate to-
And delete the leftover registry entries.
Do NOT delete entries for Studio version(s) that you still have installed and are using- e.g.
Studio 16 = Studio 2021
Studio 15 = Studio 2019
Studio 5 = Studio 2017
(If for example, you see Studio 4 (relates to Studio 2015), you can safely (if you have already removed Studio 2015 from your machine) delete this entry and now restart your machine).
3) The latest release for Studio 2021- now includes 'logging'.
Logfiles, stores essential error data in the form of a .txt file that will normally tell us why there is an issue.
You will find these log files here-
C:\ProgramData\RWS Community\Trados Analyse
Copy the file to your desktop, before requesting help in the relevant Community forum
Please do not forget to attach the logfile, and telling us the exact Studio version (Help- About Studio)
and which version of Trados Analyse you have installed-