How to Install Microvellum's Foundation Library

How to Install the Foundation Library

This article provides details on the process of installing the Microvellum Foundation Library.


1. Click the Imperial or Metric download link found within the Current Build section of the Foundation Library Download (All Regions) knowledge base article.

2.  Once the download is complete, locate and open the exe file - typically found in your Downloads folder. A dialog box will appear asking for an Account ID. Your Account ID can be found in the Help/About Microvellum interface within Toolbox. Copy your ID and paste it into the library installation UI. You will have 3 attempts to accurately input your Account UI. After a failed third attempt, you will need to restart the library install and try again.

3. After you successfully enter your Account ID, you will be prompted to continue the installation. Click continue. 

4.  An option to choose the destination for the installation will appear - you may change it, but we recommend storing it within your Microvellum Common Data folder. After choosing your installation path, click continue. 

5. Next, you will be prompted to change the library's name. You may change it or leave the default name. To begin the installation, click install.  

6. Once you receive verification of a successful installation, click Finish to end the installation. Note: You will need to restart any Microvellum application that was open during the installation of the library.  
7. Once Toolbox has been restarted, select the Current Configurations drop-down to switch to the newly installed Library.  

Selecting Region

Once the Foundation Library has been installed, it is important to select the geographical region the library is used in. This can affect how various library features are set, such as door swing 
lines and hardware selections. Available regions include the US, NZ, AU, UK, and CA. 

To change the Region associated with your library:  
1. Select the Toolbox Setup drop-down menu and choose Library Specification Groups to open the Template Specification Group Setup interface. 
2. Click the Global Variables icon within the top menu and then expand the User Preferences section. 

3. Locate the Region setting and click the drop-down to select your region. The default location is “US”. 

    • Related Articles

    • How to Install a Foundation Library Update

      This article includes details on the purpose of a Foundation Library update and how to perform an update. To perform a Foundation Library Update in the Toolbox, you must have Toolbox build 22.1.729.641 or newer to have the Library Update Utility ...
    • Integration Guide for the Foundation Library

      Below you will find file downloads for Microvellum's Foundation Library Integration Guide. Form fields are pre-filled with either Metric or Imperial library default values. This integration guide contains details and settings for Microvellum’s ...
    • How to Install a Library Expansion

      This article details the process of importing a library expansion into your Foundation Library. Before continuing, make sure that the expansion build number matches your Foundation library build number. The Database Management Import tool modifies a ...
    • Preparing to Install Microvellum Software

      The steps listed below should be finished before installing any Microvellum software, including Toolbox, Production, and also before installing a program update. Following these pre-installation steps will prevent "error code 1603" & “Cannot find ...
    • Preparing Your Computer to Install Toolbox

      This tutorial demonstrates the steps recommend prior to installing Microvellum Toolbox and Toolbox AC (AutoCAD Companion). Prior to installing an update, we advise backing up your current data before initiating the process detailed below. Due to ...
    • Recent Articles

    • Toolbox Release Notes | Build 24.1.0611.641

      The following release notes apply to Toolbox build 24.1.0611.641 SMA Fixes Users reported two issues centered around the Solid Model Analyzer, specifically centered around routing on parts that used the SMA. Fig. 01: The midpoint of an arc going ...
    • Microvellum Foundation Library Release Notes | Build 24.0607

      Additions Added additional features to the ADA Sink Angled Frame: Option to turn on Mounting Rails for the Angled Panel (and toe kick). Fastening method have been included. Hardware options have been modified to include fastening hardware to attach ...
    • Foundation Hardware Highlight: Hettich

      Microvellum’s Foundation Library is built on the premise of providing our users with the best quality hardware for their construction projects, be they commercial, residential, or anything otherwise. As such, Toolbox has hardware from multiple brands ...
    • Toolbox Release Notes | Build 24.1.0528.641

      The following release notes apply to Toolbox build 24.1.0528.641 Part Report Fix Fig. 1: Correctly flipped face 6 report image (top) and incorrectly flipped face 6 image (bottom). An issue would sometimes reportedly occur when a single part was ...
    • Microvellum Foundation Library Release Notes | Build 24.0520

      Additions Added a new product, the “Extruded Master Countertop”. Four other extruded countertop products have been replaced with a new version based on this product. Many new features have been added into this enhanced extruded product (Toolbox ...