Advanced Tips and Tricks

How to Install the CalcsCAD Plugin

Getting Started

System Requirements

To use CalcsCAD, you must have:

  • An active ClearCalcs license
  • Windows with a 64 bit copy of AutoCAD v17-22 or BricsCAD v17-21 with the ClearCalcs CalcsCAD Automatic Framing Tool Plugin installed

Installing the CalcsCAD Plugin

The CalcsCAD plugin is currently in closed testing. To get access to the plugin for AutoCAD or BricsCAD, please send a request to and we will send a copy of the installation files.

Installing in AutoCAD

Unzip the ClearCalcs.Bundle folder into your Application Plugins folder (for example: C:\Users\{YOURUSERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins(if you cannot see the AppData or Roaming folder you may need to enable showing hidden folders.

The next time you run AutoCAD you will be prompted to allow the ClearCalcs plugin to run, once you approve this, the toolbar will appear in new drawings.

Installing in BricsCAD

Unzip the BricsCAD install file and run the installer. The next time you open BriscsCAD, the new ClearCalcs toolbar should appear.

Watch the video on how to install CalcsCAD.

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