Under normal circumstances, installation of gCADPlus under CrossOver works smoothly. Once installed (and CrossOver is activated) the window shown below appears.

gCADPlus under Crossover

Note the gCADPlus icon on the left that's used to start gCADPlus. It is also possible to reach the Help file and Uninstall gCADPlus here.

Crossover uses what it calls Bottles to hold Windows applications Windows. 

CrossOver uses a complex (and deep) file system to store Bottle information.

Here is an example taken from the web:

Do you wonder where Crossover Mac puts all your files? They are buried deep in your directory structure (and hidden), but are easily found.

Files for applications are in your “User Library”. For example, the files for user “david” will be found in david’s Library directory:

david / Library / Application Support / CrossOver / Bottles / default / drive_c / Program Files / …my_application… / … Files_are_HERE…

They might also appear in the following folder:

david / Library / Application Support / CrossOver / Bottles / win2000 / drive_c / Program Files / …my_application… / …Files_are_HERE…

To check the locations(s) for gCADPlus your own installation, start Finder,

Then type the Command, Shift, and G key combination. The Go to the folder box appears.

Type ~/Library in that box.

You will now see the files stored in the Mac library. As shown below, there are lots of them. It is no wonder that they are not normally seen when browsing in Finder. The number of files can easily overwhelm a user.


gCADPlus - Location 1

If you follow the path shown above and visit

Application Support > CrossOver > Bottles > gCADPlus, the view shown below shows.

Follow Path

Click on the folder Bottles > gCADPlus >

Note the folder labelled drive_c

From drive_c and following the path to > users > CrossOver shows the following:

Follow path 2

and when we follow the path to My Documents, the gCADPlus folder structure is revealed.

 Follow path 3

** If you want to configure your copy of gCADPlus (say to add some templates), this is the copy to work with.

gCADPlus - Location 2

Just to confuse things, there is another copy of gCADPlus located not under users, but under drive_c > Program Files

Second copy

If you make changes to the path settings in gCADPlus, you need to be aware of these two locations.

For example, if perhaps by accident, you have removed template files from location 1 above, this is the result you see when gCADPlus runs is shown below.


Add template files back to the folder Data > Templates at Location 1 and the templates will run correctly.

Location 3 - iCloud Drive

There is another gCADPlus folder in your iCloud Drive. It does not contain the gCADPlus program proper. Its purpose is to safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images and any other kind of document in iCloud - and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC.

Files you add to your desktop when using gCADPlus are automatically loaded to your iCloud Drive. Here they can be accessed on other iOS 10 or macOS Sierra devices.

Documents Folder. All files and folders you place inside your Documents folder are synced automatically to iCloud drive.

Here is how to turn on Documents Folders and Desktop:

  1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Click iCloud.
  3. Ensure iCloud Drive is enabled (a blue tick next to it).
  4. Click Options next to iCloud Drive.
  5. Place a tick in Desktop and Document Folders.
  6. Click Done.

Now head over to your iOS devices and follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose iCloud.
  3. Tap iCloud Drive.
  4. Set iCloud Drive to On.

You will now be able to view files stored in iCloud Drive using the iCloud Drive app on your Home Screen. In iOS 9 you had to activate this app in the iCloud Drive settings, but in iOS 10 it appears by default.

CrossOver configuration