# Installing Connectors

Speckle Connectors can be installed from Speckle Manager, a standalone desktop application, or individually. While Manager isn't strictly required to use the Speckle platform, we highly recommend using it to help keep track of your connectors, install the latest updates and handle multiple user accounts.

IMPORTANT 🙌

This guide assumes you have a Speckle Account. If you don't, just register on our free XYZ Speckle server (opens new window).

# Download

Manager is available for both Windows and Mac (with limitations).

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Manager does not require admin privileges! Just double click and run to install it.

Download Speckle Manager and any of our connectors from our:

Manager for Windows will prompt you to update when an update is available, in Mac you'll need to manually install new versions.

# System Wide Installations

By default Manager installs Connectors on Windows under the local user app data folder, if you would like to install it for every user on a machine, or roll it out company-wide, we have made things simpler!

NOTE

We are rolling out this functionality to more connectors, currently it's only been added in Revit, Rhino and Grasshopper

  1. To do so, first download the individual exe for manual installation from our ⬇️ Releases Website (opens new window)
  2. If you are running the installer manually, you'll no see a dialog prompting you to choose local (Install for me only) or system wide (Install for all users - requires admin privileges) options.
  3. If you are running the installer programmatically, you can instead use the following command-line arguments:
    • /SILENT and /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES for a background installation
    • /ALLUSERS or /CURRENTUSER for a system or local installation
  4. IMPORTANT: Local and system installations should not be mixed as it could cause issues.