Install the Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (MCAD) Module - Intergraph Smart Interop Publisher - Installation & Upgrade

Intergraph Smart Interop Publisher Installation and Setup

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2020 (15.0)
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You can install the MCAD module to allow Smart Interop Publisher to translate and publish files created from MCAD software applications. MCAD applications are three-dimensional (3D) products for developing accurate and dynamic mechanical models. You can use the interactive install or the silent install for the MCAD module.


The following requirements apply to both interactive and silent installations.

  • Smart Interop Publisher Version 17 must be installed on your computer before you can install the MCAD module.

  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

  • The MCAD module version number and the Smart Interop Publisher version must match before the MCAD module can be installed. For example, for Smart Interop Publisher version 11.0, you can only install MCAD module version 11.0. You can refer to PPM Smart Community for the latest compatibility information.

  • Intergraph Smart Licensing Client (

  • You must obtain an MCAD (MCD) module license key and serial number.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8. You must go to the Microsoft Download Center to install the required .NET Framework version.

Interactive Installation

  1. Insert the MCAD Module DVD into your DVD drive. If the installation does not start automatically, double-click MCAD_setup.exe in the main folder.

  2. From the Welcome page, click Start Setup.

  3. Type your User Name, Company name, and the MCAD Module Serial Number.

    The serial number is used for installation purposes only. The MCD license key is required to run the MCAD Module with Smart Interop Publisher.

  4. Verify your information, and then click Next.

  5. Select the appropriate Country or Region, and then scroll to read through the agreement.

  6. Click I agree to the license agreement and conditions, and then click Install.

    The setup displays Intergraph Smart Interop Publisher MCAD Module as ready for use.

  7. Click Finish to exit the setup.

    The software immediately opens the Readme file if you selected View Readme. The Readme contains information including version compatibility, new feature lists, special instructions, and fixes.