Dropbox Plugin

Dropbox Plugin

Win64, English

Dropbox, Inc
With Dropbox for Autodesk®, you can access your entire library of files stored in Dropbox directly from the Autodesk® AutoCAD® application, eliminating the need for keeping local copies.

General Usage Instructions

To link your Dropbox account to Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018:

  • Open the Applications Menu in AutoCAD 2018.
  • Select Dropbox.
  • Click Connect To Dropbox.
  • Follow the prompts to log in.


To open a .dwg file from your Dropbox account:

  • Open the Applications Menu.
  • Select Dropbox.
  • Click Open from Dropbox. (If you have not yet linked your Dropbox account to AutoCAD 2018, you’ll need to click Connect To Dropbox, follow the prompts, then return to this step.)
  • Select the file you wish to open. (In the pop-up that appears, you can toggle between your accounts by clicking either Business or Personal. You can also see all .DWG files in both Dropbox accounts by clicking All AutoCAD drawings.)
  • Click Open.
  • The file will be opened in a new tab.


To save an AutoCAD file directly to Dropbox:

  • Open the Applications Menu in AutoCAD 2018.
  • Select Dropbox.
  • Select either:
  • Save to Dropbox - This will overwrite any previous version of the file.
  • Save As to Dropbox - This will create a new copy of your file that you will need to rename.
  • Click Save.




Installing the plugin:

After downloading the plugin to your computer, navigate to the "Downloads" folder (or the location where you saved the plugin) and double-click the .msi file to install the plugin.

Follow the prompts to install the plugin. After the plugin has been installed, launch AutoCAD 2018. 

Uninstalling the plugin:

Double clicking the plugin .msi will launch the installer to either repair or remove the plugin. Clicking on "Remove" will uninstall the plugin.

You can also uninstall the plugin by going to "Add or Remove Programs" in your Windows Start menu.

Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: Dropbox, Inc

Author/Company Information

Dropbox, Inc

Support Information

If you experience an error please send an email to tech-partners@dropbox.com with the steps that caused the error and attach the dmpuserinfo.xml file to the email. 

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Release of Dropbox Plugin for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 64-bit version. - Update to OAuth flow using the system browser - Fixes the issue of potentially overwriting files when opening them through the plugin.

Initial release of Dropbox Plugin for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 64-bit version.
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