Updating CAD Plugins

As the plugin provides the link between Lineardraft Core and your CAD application, it is important to keep it up-to-date. Whether using MicroStation or AutoCAD, follow the steps below to update the plugin.

Please note: This process requires local administrator rights. If you don't have these 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

From the Windows taskbar tray, click on the Lineardraft Desktop icon. If the Lineardraft Desktop icon is not displayed, double-click the desktop icon or click on the Lineardraft Desktop application on the 'Start' menu

Step 3: Click the download button next to the plugin with the warning triangle icon

Step 4: Give elevated privileges

At this point, your PC will prompt you to grant elevated/admin privileges. If necessary, request this from your internal IT department.

Step 5: Follow the instructions of the install wizard

When asked to select whether to 'Modify', 'Repair', or 'Remove', please select 'Repair'.

Step 6: Complete the plugin installation

Click the 'Finish' button, the installation wizard will close and return you to Lineardraft Desktop.

Step 7: Confirm the plugin is showing as 'Up To Date' in Lineardraft Desktop

Check the plugin status now displays a green tick icon, along with the version number of the plugin.

Please note: If you use more than one CAD application you can repeat the process for each of the plugins that require updating.

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