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.
Use the search bar to find articles, or navigate using the menu at the top.

CADlink programs use Hot Keys and Function Keys in the workspace.

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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).

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.)

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