Compass, CADlink's user guide, is context-sensitive when launched from a CADlink application. When Compass is open, the help articles refresh automatically as you move through the workspace.
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Installation Instructions

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Accessing Compass

  • In the application:
    • Click the Compass button.
    • Go to Help > Launch Compass on Startup.
  • Online:
    • Go to and click Learn & Support, select your product, then click Launch Compass.

Updating Compass in the Application

When online, the most recent version is shown. When offline, to update, find an Internet connection and manually update (Help > Check for updates).

To clear the cache for Compass, open Internet Explorer and click the Settings icon > Safety > Delete Browsing History.

System Requirements

  • Intel i5-i7 2.6-3.0GHz
  • 8-12GB RAM
  • 500GB SSD (recommended) or HDD
  • WIN7 SP1/8.1/10 (Windows updates must ALL be installed.)
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 (minimum)
  • Recommended: Windows 10 64-bit 1600 x 900

Note: If you are experiencing issues, we recommend disabling anti-virus ONLY during install.