I've just downloaded the CadTools plugin from QGIS Plugins page (can't do this through QGIS itself as I'm behind a proxy) and after installation I keep getting an error saying that it "Couldn't load plugin cadtools due an error when calling its classFactory() method".

Looking further into this there appears to be a problem with a line in the cadtools.py file relating to self.localPtah.pluginPath. pluginPath seems to be set to look in the i18n subfolder but I don't appear to have this subfolder in my installation.

Has anybody else had a similar issue with CadTools or have I just missed a step with the installation??

  • Are you sure you have downloaded the Qgis2 version of the plugin? – AndreJ Jun 3 '14 at 15:18
  • Hi Andre, I've downloaded version 0.6.2 from plugins.qgis.org/plugins and according to the metedata it should work with QGIS 2. – neoDaz Jun 3 '14 at 15:58

You are not the first with this problem:


My regular 0.6.2 installation also has no i18n folder, and I remember getting a similar error message without using the plugin at all. I then deactivated the plugin until I needed it again.

You can download the master zip with the i18n folder from https://github.com/geopython/CadTools and insert it manually into your CadTools folder.

Feel free to add your case to the issue.

  • Hi Andre, many thanks for that. Downloaded from github and everything seems ok :) – neoDaz Jun 4 '14 at 10:17
  • Well, it still is a bug of the plugin that the i18n folder is not included on the plugins.qgis.org site. – AndreJ Jun 4 '14 at 10:23

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