Unified Installer Installation Method

4 minute read • Last updated 2022-10-12

This method is only applicable if you haven't yet moved to our 12 month subscription or you're still on CS6 (which isn't compatible with the subscription). In both cases you would still be using our legacy licenses. Legacy licenses are licenses purchased before 12 September 2019. We do not sell them anymore, but licenses that were purchased before the above date can be reinstalled using a Unified Installer

If you are on the 12 month subscription then you will pay a one off annual fee for all of the tools. With greater value for money you then receive automatic access to all new releases, updates, upgrades, added compatibility, training and support for 12 months. If you haven't yet moved to the subscription, you should have kept a record of your license keys for future use with the older Unified Installer installation method detailed below. If you are experiencing any issues with locating your license keys, please contact us quoting any known email addresses to which your plugin(s) are currently registered.

If you have tried the subscription trial with the Astute Manager

Before you revert to older plugins using the Unified Installer, ensure that you use the Astute Manager to uninstall all subscription versions of the plugins. Read how.

Before using the unified installer, please note:

Legacy plugins will not work above Mojave (macOS 10.14):
If using Legacy licenses it will be necessary to remain with Mojave and you should not move to Catalina or above. Please see our advice on Catalina for more information.

Do not move to Illustrator 2019 or above:
If using Legacy licenses it will also be necessary to remain with Illustrator 2019 as previously purchased plugins are not compatible with Illustrator 2020 or above.

When you upgrade to a new version of Illustrator, in the advanced options of the creative cloud app, deselect "removal of previous versions of Illustrator". If you have accidentally removed Illustrator 2019 and want to reinstall it, or if you would like to run Illustrator 2019 alongside a newer version of Illustrator, please see our step by step advice on continuing to use your legacy plugins in Illustrator 2019.

Installing with the Unified Installer

The unified installers available on this page will install the last available versions of our plugins on Adobe Illustrator CS6 to Illustrator 2019 for both Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 and macOS 10.10+.

Please quit Illustrator, then download, open and run the appropriate unified installer.

Ensure you use the correct installer for your version of the plugin and your version of Illustrator.

Once you have run the installer, re-open Illustrator and copy your license key numbers then paste them into the activation windows for each plugin.

To open the activation windows for each plugin, you may need to open the licensing summary in Illustrator (Help > Astute Graphics > Licensing Summary) then click the Activate option next to each of the plugins that you wish to fully install.

Please note that the unified installers provided in the link above include the last available Installers (v1.3.6) released in August of 2019. These will allow you to install your already purchased plugins on the following:

Illustrator CS6 - Illustrator 2019
MacOS 10.10 to 10.14

Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Illustrator 2019
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7