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Choose one of the following ways to install a plugin in a modeling tool:

  • Download and install a plugin directly via the Resource/Plugin Manager dialog in the modeling tool.
  • Download an archived plugin file (.zip) and then install the plugin via the Resource/Plugin Manager dialog.
  • Install a plugin manually, if direct downloading and installation via the Resource/Plugin Manager dialog is not available.

To download and install a plugin via the Resource/Plugin Manager dialog


  1. Start your modeling tool.
  2. From the modeling tool main menu, select Help > Resource/Plugin Manager. The Resource/Plugin Manager dialog opens and prompts you to check for the latest product updates and resources.
  3. Click Check for Updates > Check.
  4. Select the check box next to the desired plugin and click Download/Install.
  5. Restart your modeling tool.

To install a plugin from the downloaded archive file (.zip) via the Resource/Plugin Manager dialog


  1. Start your modeling tool.
  2. From the main menu of a modeling tool, select Help > Resource/Plugin Manager.
  3. Click the Import button and specify the downloaded plugin file location. The plugin is extracted and installed automatically.
  4. Restart your modeling tool.

To install a plugin manually


  1. Download an archived plugin file (.zip).
  2. Extract the downloaded file to the same directory where your modeling tool is installed.
  3. Start the modeling tool. The plugin is applied to your modeling tool.


Getting help

If you run into any installation related problems, try the following:

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