DriveWorks Pro 16: How To: Manually Install A Plugin (KB18102201) [send feedback...]

How To: Manually Install A Plugin

Plugins downloaded for the current version of DriveWorks will be installed automatically. However there may be occasions where a plugin needs to be manually installed. These include:

  • Plugins compiled for earlier versions of DriveWorks
  • Your own custom plugins

These can be installed by following the steps below.

Plugins compiled for earlier versions of DriveWorks

These are compiled into a .msi file and the contents require extracting to expose the .dll files required by the manual installer.

Double click the .msi file to extract the required files.

Files are extracted to C:\Program Files (x86)\DriveWorks\<Plugin Name>.

  1. Click the Install... button at the bottom of the plugin settings window.
  2. Browse to the location of your plugin file (this will be a file with the extension .dll).
  3. Click Open.
  4. The plugin will be loaded into DriveWorks.
StepImageDescription
1From each DriveWorks module the plugin is to be installed on:
  • Click the Settings icon from the title Bar.
  • Select Plugin Settings from the Settings window.
  • Click the Install button at the bottom of the Plugin Settings list.
2Browse to the location of the .dll file for the required plugin.

Select the .dll file and click Open.

If this is a DriveWorks earlier version plugin the .dll files will be extracted to C:\Program Files (x86)\DriveWorks\<Plugin Name>.

3In the DriveWorks Extension Library Installation window select:
  • Install For All Users (recommended)

    Or

  • Install For Current User
4Click OK and then restart the DriveWorks module to allow the changes to take effect.


Knowledge Base Article Ref:KB18102201

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