Plugins and modules are installed and uninstalled using the Workbench Plugin Manager. To open the Plugin Manager, click on the Plugins () button in the top Toolbar, or go to the menu option:
Utilities | Manage Plugins... ()
The Plugin Manager has two tabs at the top:
- Manage Plugins An overview of your installed plugins and modules is provided under this tab.
- Download Plugins Plugins and modules available to download and install are listed in this tab.
To install a plugin, click on the Download Plugins tab (figure 2.1). Select a plugin. Information about it will be shown in the right hand panel. Click on the Download and Install button to install the plugin.
The End User License Agreement (EULA) must be read and accepted as part of the installation process. Please read the EULA text carefully, and if you agree to it, check the box next to the text I accept these terms. If further information is requested from you, please fill this in before clicking on the Finish button.
If you have a .cpa installer file for CLC Microbial Genomics Module, you can install it by clicking on the Install from File button at the bottom of the Plugin Manager.
If you are working on a system not connected to the internet, plugin and module .cpa files can be downloaded from https://digitalinsights.qiagen.com/products-overview/plugins/using a networked machine, and then transferred to the non-networked machine for installation.
Newly installed plugins and modules will be available for use after restarting the software. When you close the Plugin Manager, a dialog appears offering the opportunity to restart the CLC Workbench.