The following article explains how to install the AstuteBuddy plugin for the first time if you have previously installed other Astute Graphics plugins using the Astute Manager. If you have not yet started your trial of the Astute Graphics plugins or are installing all the plugins for the first time when the AstueBuddy was already present, no special steps are required.
The Astute Manager gives complete control over your Illustrator plugins. It allows you to start your Annual Service Plan trial (all plugins), install, update, remove, activate and deactivate.
The installation of the AstuteBuddy differs slightly from previous plugins as it relies on updated versions of associated plugins (such as ColliderScribe, InkScribe and VectorScribe) due to the way they work together.
It's always recommended that you have the latest version of the Astute Manager. You can download the software from here.
Steps to install AstuteBuddy
- Quit all instances of Adobe Illustrator.
- Open the Astute Manager
- Click on the top Update Plugins button highlighted below (the top image in the Astute Manager may change over time):
The Astute Manager should show the update progress for all relevant plugins:
Ensure the updating process has completed before continuing (or loading Illustrator). This is indicated when the top "spinner" (circled above) vanishes.
4. Click on the top Install All button or Install button associated with the AstuteBuddy entry:
Again, the Astute Manager should show the install progress: