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Version: 2.6

Install CODE & DRAW locally


The local installation is only required if you want to run back-ends, or if you want to use coded bricks.

The steps in this tutorial will allow you to:

  • code and run your own bricks locally
  • run Service Apps as back-ends

Prerequisites for installing Olympe

You will need to have the following installed:

  • Node.js 18 or greater
  • Note: while npm is also needed, it comes directly whenever Node.js is installed
  • Your favorite IDE e.g. Visual Studio Code

Install Olympe

Open a Terminal window and run the following command in a folder of your choice. It will create an "olympe" folder there and install Olympe inside it

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSl"

Then navigate to the newly created "olympe" folder

cd olympe

Finally launch DRAW

npm run serve

To stop the server, press Ctrl-C. Closing the terminal window, will also stop the process.
Restart it with the "npm run serve" command.

Start composing with DRAW

  • In your browser, open this url http://localhost:8888/
  • Authenticate with your Community credentials
  • See that your Community projects are present

That's all!
You can now take a look at our guides and tutorials, and start building a first app and add a first coded function.

Also, take a look at the file for more details on the local commands.

Launch a Service App as a back-end service

If you have a Service App and want to run it as an actual node.js back-end process, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Get the tag (the Olympe unique identifier) of the Service App from the context menu of the Service App:

    Get the tag of the service app

  2. Then use it as the value of the parameter in the file res/oConfigNode.js of your project:

    "": "<your application tag>"


    "": "018722493753c408c7dd"
  3. Finally, run your service application using the following command:

    npm run serve:node

Updating your setup after a new Olympe release

When a new release occurs, your package.json file also needs to be updated. For instance, when release 2.2.2 was out, the following changes had to be made to update the olympe dependencies in the setup's package.json file:

@olympeio/draw: 2.2.2,
@olympeio/runtime-web: 9.2.1,
@olympeio/runtime-node: 9.2.1,
@olympeio/core: 2.2.3

All versions are published on

Fetch these package.json dependencies info automatically

  • Simply generate a new project from scratch inside a different folder using the steps above.
  • Copy-paste the lines from the package.json to get the latest versions of the dependencies.
  • Run npm install in your project.