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Version: 2.7

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:

Install Olympe

Olympe can be set up locally simply by cloning a repository available on GitHub.

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

git clone
cd olympe-project-template
npm install
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. Take a look at the Release Notes to know the version numbers to be used.

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.