Apps Installation and
Windows 7, 8, 10.
Supported* for our Apps: Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical | Autodesk
AutoCAD | Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture | Autodesk AutoCAD
Civil 3D | AutoCAD LT is
Platform Versions*: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
*A few of our Apps are only compatible with
select Autodesk products and versions.
page will list the compatible platforms.
AutoCAD LT is Not supported because the platform
does not load Lisp or ARX files.
Installation and Run
Download the MSI
package obtained from Autodesk Exchange
Store or the CDS Apps Store
Run the MSI
installer on the computer the app is to be
Follow the prompts
in the MSI installer and accept the default
settings to install.
App Data files will
be placed in MS Windows system folder:
Open your Autodesk
product and a notice (balloon) may appear in
the upper corner indicating that a new
application was installed.
On the Ribbon bar in
your Autodesk product, pick the Add-ins or
Our application will
be in the CDS App panel
Click on the
Application icon to run (if in Trial mode, a
dialog appears to either Evaluate or
Topics Covered on this page:
App Appearance |
Plug-ins tab may be turned
Help Documentation |
In earlier versions of AutoCAD
products, the Plug-Ins tab
is where apps are installed, while in newer
versions, apps are installed in the Add-Ins
Our apps appear in the CDS App
panel in either the Plug-Ins
tab or Add-Ins tab depending on
Pick the app icon to run the application (if in
trial mode, a dialog box appears to either
Evaluate or Purchase).
License Support page
If you do not see the
Add-ins or Plug-ins
tab, it may be turned off.
To turn on/enable the Tab, right-click on the
ribbon bar and pick Show Tabs>Add-ins
To get help on using the app,
hover over the icon in the CDS App panel and
press the F1 key.
Continue Evaluation button to use
app in trial mode
Purchase License button to open a
web browser and go to the current
application’s purchase webpage and pick “Buy
now” button (or go directly our app store
online apps.cad-design.com to
purchase it there).
Enter License key button to paste
the key received via email after purchasing