Monday, June 13, 2011

Guide to install an app from Autodesk Exchange Apps

You don’t need a guide to install an app from Autodesk Exchange Apps. It is easy enough but in case you don’t have AutoCAD 2012 and want to see how it works, here is a quick walkthrough.

Open Autodesk Exchange within AutoCAD and click on Apps.

And the start page for Apps shows up.

Find the app you want to install for example using any of the categories.


Or by searching for it.

And this is what the product page (example for AutoCAD Automation Tools Trial) can look like showing product description,download details and screenshots. Note also “View help information” link below the products description, it will show more info about the product.

Click on Install and if not already signed in you need to sign in to your Autodesk account.

Please read and accept the Terms of Use and End User License Agreement. These are the same for all Autodesk Exchange Apps.

Download and wait for the Autodesk Plug-in installer to be ready. Progress is seen like this.

As well as the actual installer.

Success! Your product has been installed.

The Documentation can look like this. Same as can be seen on the “View help information” link above.

To uninstall this plug-in, simply rerun the installer by downloading it again from Exchange, and select the 'Uninstall' button, or you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system. The panel on the Plug-ins tab will not be removed until AutoCAD is restarted.

Notification that the plug-in has been successfully loaded.

And the plug-in shows up in the Plug-ins tab ready to be used.

At the top right of the Autodesk Exchange window these icons can be found.

 My Downloads – list of all apps downloaded for quick access.

 My Uploads – this is where new products can be published and existing ones can be edited by app developers.

 Favorites – save the page as a favorite

 Share – share with others

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