Installing Lineardraft Plugins

Lineardraft Plugins provide the link between the Lineardraft software and your CAD application. Follow the steps below to install the relevant plugin.

Please note: In this article we’re using MicroStation as an example, but the process is identical for any CAD plugin.

Essential Requirements

You must have Lineardraft Desktop installed and activated, and Lineardraft Core installed. See these articles for instructions:

Installing Lineardraft Desktop
Activating Lineardraft
Installing Lineardraft Core

Before you begin: This process requires local administrator rights. If you don't have the required privileges, you will need to request this from your internal IT department.

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

You can do this by clicking on the Lineardraft Desktop icon in the Windows taskbar tray.

If Lineardraft Desktop isn't running in the system tray, double click the desktop icon or click on the Lineardraft Desktop application in the 'Start' menu.  

Step 3: Install the plugin

Click on the download button (highlighted below) next to the relevant CAD plugin. For example, ‘Lineardraft MicroStation CONNECT Plugin’.

At this point, you will be prompted for elevated privileges. If necessary, request this from your internal IT department.

Step 4: Follow the instructions in the Setup Wizard

Click through the steps in the Setup Wizard until you can click the ‘Install’ button. Once the installation is complete, click the 'Finish' button; the wizard will close and Lineardraft Desktop will be displayed.

Step 5: Confirm the plugin installation

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 in the image below. 

If you use more than one CAD application you can repeat the process for each of the plugins you need to install.

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