Installing Perfect Assistant

Pre-requisites before installing and using Perfect Assistant

In order to run Perfect Assistant, the following foundations are required:

  • Operating System: macOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), or later
  • Xcode 8.1 or later installed
  • Xcode 8.1 or later command line tools selected

Select the correct command line tools in Xcode

In the Xcode menu, select Preferences.

In the Locations preference pane (shown below), select an Xcode 8.x build.

Selecting the correct command line tools in Xcode

Download Perfect Assistant

Download the latest installer, mount the DMG file, and drag the Perfect Assistant Application into the Applications directory.

Move the application to the Applications Directory

Check for Updates to Perfect Assistant

In order to continue delivering the highest quality product, we periodically release updates to the Perfect Assistant. These updates will include not just bug fixes, but new features, templates and examples.

To update to the latest version of the Perfect Assistant, use the "Check for updates..." menu item in the Perfect Assistant application.

This will check the updates server for any newer releases, and if required will download and promt you to install the newer version.

Configure Docker

Docker is an essential part of the build process. If you have not installed it previously, Docker will display the Docker Status of 'inactive' and will display the Install Docker Now button.


 Click to beging the Docker Download. When finished, drag into the Applications folder.

Granting Permissions to Docker

The final step for connecting Docker to your Perfect Assistant is to grant the permissions to install components and links.


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