CQ Designer Plug-In

Powering efficient design

Design smarter

Use your existing AutoCAD application and combine your CAD drawings with complete product specifications using the CQ Designer Plug-In.

With the Plug-In, you can:

  • Automatically import CAD blocks from the CQ Catalogue directly into your drawings
  • Use exclusive 3-D functionality to create stunning designs quickly and efficiently
  • Help ensure that your latest quotation and design versions match

Get your free trial of CQ Designer Plug-In today!

The integration you need

Seamlessly combine your CAD functionality with CQ’s projects and product information. Automatically populate your drawings with CAD blocks from the CQ Catalogue. Add the “wow” factor of 3-D functionality, including automatic snap of 3-D blocks onto 2-D drawing with a single click and aligning, rotating and automatically placing multiple 3-D blocks at once.


Create masterful kitchen design-efficiently

Visualize your CQ projects with accurate and up-to-date product data. Make changes to either your quote or your design – and have a change notice automatically sent to the other. CAD blocks are enhanced with embedded product specs and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) data, an exclusive CQ feature.

Start a free trial now*

CQD Plug-In

£ per month £195 per year
  • CQ licence required

*CQ Designer Plug-In requires an active CQ license

Frequently Asked Questions

How important is design to the quoting process?

Design is becoming an integrated part of the quoting process. In a recent survey of subscribers by CQ’s parent company, more than half of the respondents said that they now “sometimes,” “often,” or “always” include drawings or models as part of their proposal process. In the same survey, almost 58 percent plan to provide drawings or models because “it will help ensure accuracy.”

What are the software requirements?

OS: Windows 7 64 bit with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and 10
Required Applications: AutoCAD® 2015 or higher, CQ application for PC and PDF Viewer Software (Adobe Reader, Bluebeam, Fox-it, etc.)
Browser: Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
Framework: .NET Framework Version 4.6

Please note the Plug-In is not compatible with AutoCAD LT® or a discipline-specific AutoCAD

What are the hardware requirements?

Processor: 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display: 1360×768 (1600×1050 or higher recommended)
Display Card: DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

Internet connection required

What tech support is available?

You can contact our Tech Support  at +44 (0) 1564 820 190. Support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. GMT.