Managing Plugins

Use the Plugins palette to manage application Plugins provided for specific industries, activities, or post-processing tasks (such as rendering).

Plugins are installed in the \Plugins folder of the software installation folder.

Once you have installed a plugin, you can register the plugin, enable or disable it, and update it.

The Plugins palette displays a list of installed plugins with their names. For each plugin, the following information is provided: name of the plugin, license type, version number, modules and status.

From the Plugins palette you can:

  • Access the customer account at your plugins vendor
  • Access the license settings. The dialog box displays license information, such as version number, license type, expiration date.
  • Manage installed plugins.

Additionally, you can setup a Network License Server.

The Plugins palette contains the following sections:

Customer Account Manager
Lets you manage your customer account at your plugins vendor within the Plugins palette. The toolbar displays only the necessary buttons, according to the displayed page, allowing you to do the following operations directly from the Plugins palette:

  • Create a user account
  • Log in or log out to your account
  • Manage your account

Plugins
Displays the list of installed plugins. For each plugin the following information is displayed:

  • License status

Unregistered

Unloaded

Loaded

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  • Plugin name
  • Available activation types. For each plugin, the button changes according to the plugin license status.¬†

At any moment, you can display additional licensing information, such as version, expiration date, license type and status. Additionally, you can load and unload each plugin.


You can use the following toolbar buttons at the top of the palette:

Button

Refreshes the Plugins list


Button 

Provides access to the Advanced Settings dialog box where you can set a Network License Server.

Button

Launches the Start Page, from which you can access your User Account in the Customer Portal, and consult / manage your account and plugin entitlements.

To display the Plugin palette:

  • On the ribbon, click Plugins > Plugins

or

  • Type Plugins.

To activate the license for a plugin:

  1. Type Plugins at the command prompt. The Plugins palette displays.
  2. In the Plugins area, click the "Open Dashboard" button. In the "Start Page", go to "Manage my Account", and in the Products section of your account, activate your license.

To display license information:

  1. Type Plugins at the command prompt. The Plugins palette displays.
  2. In the Plugins area, click the gear icon for a loaded plugin. A dialog box displaying the license information appears.

To load a plugin:

  1. Type Plugins at the command prompt. The Plugins palette displays.
  2. In the Plugins area, click the gear icon for a plugin which is marked as unloaded.
  3. In the dialog box, click Load.

To unload a plugin:

  1. Type Plugins at the command prompt. The Plugins palette displays.
  2. In the Plugins area, click the gear icon for a loaded plugin.
  3. In the dialog box, click Unload.

NOTE: To uninstall a plugin, please follow the instructions of the plugin vendor.

To setup a Network License Server

  1. Type Plugins at the command prompt. The Plugins palette displays.
  2. On the Plugins palette, click on the toolbar.
  3. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, set up the connection link data to the network license manager (NLM): In the Server text box, type the IP address of the computer that hosts the NLM (for example, 192.168.1.145). Type localhost, if the system that hosts the NLM is the same as the one you where you run the CAD application. In the Port text box, specify the port number used to establish the connection to the server (the default NLM connection port is 2700).
  4. Optionally, on the Proxy Server tab, specify whether the proxy server will be accessed or not.
  5. Click Add.

Access

Ribbon: Plugins> Plugins

Command: Plugins

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