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Download instructions for single and multiple desktop users

The Nuget package cache directory has changed from the user-specific %USERPROFILE%\.nuget folder to the ProgramData folder in order to spare space, and prevent the need to download the packages from Thomson Reuters’ cloud by each user if the same version packages are already available in the installer cache or downloaded by another user. Also, the location of the nuget cache folder could be configured during installation by an additional parameter if ProgramData does not work well.

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The following installation parameters are supported, only one can be set at a time:

Parameter Specifies
*cannot be used with an RM/OL parameter
How to execute : msiexec.exe /i [path_to_the_file]\TRDT_setup.msi NUGET_GLOBAL_PACKAGES_FOLDER="C:\Thomson Reuters\TRIAD\packages"
Where Nuget packages will be stored

System requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems

    • Windows 10, 32-bit or 64-bit – Office 2013 (32-bit & 64-bit), Office 2016 (32-bit & 64-bit), Office 2019 (32-bit & 64-bit) Only

    Note that "Home" editions of Windows are not supported.

    Windows User Account

    To install and update software, you must have administrator privileges on the computer.

    Supported Word Processors**

    • Microsoft Word 2019, 32-bit or 64-bit
    • Microsoft Word 2016, 32-bit or 64-bit

    **Note these exceptions:

    • Office 365 subscriptions are supported in the desktop version of Microsoft Office for Windows. Online versions of Microsoft Office are not supported at this time.

    Browser: Microsoft Edge

    Please Note: Drafting Assistant 5.571.2038 and prior builds rely, primarily, on Internet Explorer 11 Runtime. Microsoft ended support for the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application on certain operating systems on June 15, 2022. This action will not impact the security of the Drafting Assistant application in 5.571.2038 and previous builds, as Microsoft will continue to provide security updates for the Internet Explorer 11 Runtime. Please refer to this article for details.


    • Personal computer with 1 GHz dual-core or faster processor
    • At least 1 GB of RAM
    • At least 2 GB of available space on the hard disk                                                                                                                                                                

    Prerequisite Software (Installed Automatically If Needed)

    Additional Software

    • For Build Document access to Contract Express templates, Contract Express version 7.1 or later is required for full functionality.

Unless otherwise stated in your order form/contract, by downloading and using Drafting Assistant, you agree to the Thomson Reuters General Terms and Conditions Version 2 and, if applicable, the Product Specific Terms, both located at:

Starting with release 5.541.1023 (5.541.1023), Drafting Assistant installation consists of two parts:

  1. Installation framework installed into the %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Thomson Reuters\TRIAD folder and providing core services for add-in startup and hosting product binaries
  2. Product binaries installed into the%LocalAppData%\TRIAD folder and containing business logic

The version numbering scheme includes a number for the installation framework, followed by the version number for the product binaries in parentheses. The product binaries contain business logic that can be updated more often than the installation framework. Product binaries are hosted by the installation framework that precedes the product binaries version. Therefore, the product binaries version number will be the same or newer than that framework version number. Product binaries can also be updated automatically without reinstalling Drafting Assistant.