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Basic and Advanced Software Setup in Cargo
Basic and Advanced Software Setup in Cargo
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Written by Maxx Burman
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Accessing Software Setup

When you first Sign In to Cargo, you’ll be prompted to complete Software Setup.

If you've already completed Software Setup but would like to connect to a new software, go to your Account Settings and select Add New Software within the Software Settings section.

IMPORTANT: Each time you connect a new 3D software or version, ensure that the 3D software is completely shut down before adding the software.


Select your 3D Software

When you launch Software Setup, Cargo will first search for available 3D software on your computer.

During this step, ensure that your 3D software is closed and not running. This process may take up to a minute before a drop-down menu becomes available.

Within the drop-down menus, you can select the 3D software you would like to set up, as well as the available versions. Once you've selected your software, click "Install Plugin".

*Note: If your software is greyed out in the drop-down menu or if your version does not appear, you'll need to use Advanced Setup.


Installing the Plugin

Cargo will automatically download the latest version of the selected plugins and install them to the necessary folders for your 3D Software.

This may take up to 2 minutes.

Note: You will need to close your 3D software before plugin installation can be done.

When the installation is complete, you’ll be automatically taken to the next step.


Activate Plugin

Once the plugin is installed, you’ll need to open your 3D Software and activate the plugin within your 3D Software.

For step by step on how to connect Cargo within your 3D Software, you can see our guides on:


Software Setup Complete

The Software Setup process is complete. Cargo will set your newly connected software as the default option.


Software Setup Error Messages

If you do run into any error messages during software setup, check out our Troubleshooting Guides.

Here are some common errors that may occur:


Advanced Software Setup

If Cargo is unable to locate your 3D Software in the Select Software step of Basic Setup, you may need to use Advanced Setup.

This issue typically arises when your 3D Software is saved to a hard drive or folder location that differs from the default installation.

To access Advanced Setup, click "Advanced Setup" at the bottom of the "Select Software" step of Software Setup.

IMPORTANT: Each time you connect a new 3D software or version, ensure that the 3D software is completely shut down before adding the software.

From this point, you'll need to select the 3D software you want to set up. Then, click the Application File entry box and navigate to the .exe file for your 3D Software.

For example, with Blender, you would select the “blender.exe” file typically saved to C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 3.3

If you have made any edits to the original ".exe" file, you will not be able to successfully connect Cargo to your software.

After locating the file, click "Install Plugin."

If Cargo successfully locates your 3D Software, you can proceed with the rest of the steps in Basic Setup.


Cargo still won't connect to my 3D Software

If Cargo cannot find your 3D Software, make sure you are using a supported 3D software and renderer.

Please note that Cargo only supports Blender downloaded from blender.org and Unreal versions downloaded from the Epic Games Launcher.

For a full list of supported 3D software and render engines check out the following article:

If you're still experiencing issues connecting Cargo to your 3D software, be sure to follow the troubleshooting steps in the following guides:


Still experiencing issues getting set up? Start a chat using the messenger icon or get support at info@KitBash3D.com.

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