Installing the plugin provides the link between the Lineardraft software and your CAD application. Follow the steps below to install the plugin.
Step 1: Close your CAD application
If you have your CAD application open, please save your work and close it before continuing.
Step 2: Open Lineardraft Desktop from the system tray
From the Windows taskbar tray, click on the Lineardraft Desktop icon.
Step 3: If Lineardraft Desktop isn't running in the system tray, launch it from the desktop
If the Lineardraft Desktop icon is missing from the tray, double click the desktop icon or click on the Lineardraft Desktop application on the 'Start' menu.
Step 4: Confirm Lineardraft Desktop is open
Lineardraft Desktop should be displayed, as shown below; (Please Note: you may have some items showing as 'Up To Date' or 'Update Available' and this is the expected behaviour).
Step 5: Install the plugin
Click the download button (highlighted in blue) next to the plugin you require, for example, 'Lineardraft AutoCAD 2018-2020 Plugin'. This will start an installation wizard.
Step 6: Click through the install wizard
Click the 'Next' button to proceed to the next stage of installation.
Step 6a: Continue clicking through the install wizard
Click the 'Install' button to commence the installation of the plugin.
Step 6b: Complete the plugin installation
Click the 'Finish' button, the installation wizard will close and Lineardraft Desktop will be displayed
Step 7: Confirm the plugin is showing as 'Up To Date' in Lineardraft Desktop
When Lineardraft Desktop is displayed, check the plugin status is shown as up to date with a green tick, along with the version number of the plugin, as shown below;
Top tip: If you use more than 1 CAD application you can repeat the above process for each of the plugins you need to install.
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