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Installing Design Master Electrical 6.1 - Excel Add-In

The Excel add-in must be installed on each individual computer. It is not possible to install it in a network location like the AutoCAD Add-in.

32-Bit Excel Required

Our add-in only runs on the 32-bit version of Excel. If you have trouble with installation, confirm you are running 32-bit Excel and not 64-bit Excel. You can find this information in the Help->About dialog in Excel. The exact steps to get to the dialog vary based upon the version of Excel you are running.

Install the .Net Framework

Download and install the Microsoft .Net Framework Version 1.1 from this link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en

The add-in uses an older version of the .Net Framework that is not included with current versions of Windows.

Run the Add-in Installer

Download and run the installer for the add-in from this link:

http://files.designmaster.biz/DMElecExcel.exe

Load the .XLA File in Excel

The final step is to load the XLA file in Excel.

Start by opening Excel.

Click on the Excel or File button or tab in the top-right corner of the Excel window. You want the button that also you to open or save an Excel file.

There should be an Options command available. The location of the command varies a bit based upon your Excel version.

Once you are in the Excel Options dialog box, go to the Add-Ins section.

Make sure Manage is set to Excel Add-ins and press Go.

Press the Browse button. Find the dm_elec.xla file and select it. The default install location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Design Master Software\Electrical.

Pulldown Menu Location

The pulldown for the add-in will be located on the Add-Ins tab of the ribbon.

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