How to Download and Install Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD
Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD is a plug-in software that allows you to use as-built point cloud data captured by laser scanners directly within AutoCAD. With this plug-in, you can create accurate 2D and 3D as-builts, check proposed designs against existing conditions, perform critical construction and fabrication QA, and more. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD on your computer.
Before you download and install Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements. According to the Leica Geosystems website[^1^], you will need:
A compatible version of AutoCAD (2016-2022) or AutoCAD-based products (such as Civil 3D or Architecture)
A Windows operating system (Windows 7 or higher)
A minimum of 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
A graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.3 or higher
A minimum of 500 MB of free disk space
An internet connection for activation and updates
Step 2: Download the Software
To download Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD, you will need to register on the Leica Geosystems website[^1^] and request a trial license. You will receive an email with a link to download the software and a license code. Alternatively, you can contact your local Leica Geosystems representative to purchase a full license.
Once you have the download link, click on it and save the file to your computer. The file name will be something like CloudWorx_for_AutoCAD_9.4.exe. The file size will be around 300 MB.
Step 3: Install the Software
To install Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD, follow these steps:
Double-click on the downloaded file to launch the installer.
Accept the license agreement and click Next.
Select the destination folder for the installation and click Next.
Select the components you want to install and click Next.
Click Install to begin the installation process.
Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.
Step 4: Activate the Software
To activate Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD, follow these steps:
Launch AutoCAD and open a new or existing drawing.
Go to the Add-Ins tab and click on the CloudWorx icon.
In the CloudWorx dialog box, click on the License button.
In the License Manager dialog box, enter your license code and click Activate.
If the activation is successful, you will see a message saying \"License activated successfully\". Click OK.
You have successfully downloaded and installed Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD on your computer. You can now start using the plug-in to work with point cloud data in AutoCAD. To learn more about how to use Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD, you can refer to the user manual[^1^] or watch some tutorial videos[^2^]. You can also explore other CloudWorx plug-ins for different CAD systems via Leica CloudWorx Ultimate[^3^]. Enjoy! 29c81ba772