OpenLM AutoCAD Plugin – Installation guide KB6554

OpenLM AutoCAD Plugin – installation and configuration guide

This guide covers:

1. Overview

2. Requirements

3. Installing the OpenLM Autocad Plugin

4. Silent installation

1. Overview

The following document describes the installation process for the AutoCAD Plugin. AutoCAD Plugin is a software component designed and developed by OpenLM to carefully save the users’ work, close AutoCAD, and release the license. Take note the Plugin cannot work with the OpenLM  WorkstationAgent installed on the same machine. The Autocad Plugin works With OpenLM Cloud Server only. By default, the program will be installed at C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\OpenLM_AutoCAD_Plugin.bundle.

2. Requirements

-An OpenLM Cloud account;

-Installed AutoCAD (except AutoCAD LT series);

-Autodesk cloud subscription is supported for Autocad version 2020 and above;

3. Installing the OpenLM Autocad Plugin

To begin working with AutoCAD users need to initiate the installation using the installation package OpenLM_AutoCADPlugin_Setup_####.msi  (“####” represents the version number). Installation can be handled with the standard Setup Wizard, through the silent installation. The Setup Wizard package is mostly an automated, on-screen process intended for single-user workstation installations. Silent installation (command prompt) installation offers opportunities to do installations on multiple workstations from centralized servers without end-user involvement.

The installation file can be obtained from OpenLM sales or the download area of the website (visit https://www.openlm.com/download/ and locate the AutoCAD Plugin link).

This installation method utilizes the assistance of the on-screen wizard to lead end-users through the installation.

  1. Obtain the JSON Authorization File from your Cloud Portal account by accessing https://cloud.openlm.com/portal/products → Identity & Access Management(IAM)→Client Authorization files→Add Client. Select the Client type – Agent and type in a descriptive name. Click Save. then download the Authorization JSON file. (You will need this authorization file in step 3).