Install Unity

We recommend using Unity Hub as the primary way to install the Unity Editor, create projects, and manage Unity. It provides a central location to manage your editor installations, accounts and licenses, and projects.

To install the Unity Hub visit Download Unity on the Unity website.

Install Unity Editor

The plugin supports Unity 2021.3.x LTS. To install and use the Unity Editor, you must have a Unity Developer Network (UDN) account. If you do not have an account, follow the prompts to create one. You can choose to create a Unity ID or sign in with a social media account. For more information on accounts and subscriptions, see Unity Organizations.

To Install the editor:

  1. Click the Installs tab. The default install locations are:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Unity\Hub\Editor
    • Mac: /Applications/Unity/Hub/Editor

    Note: If you want to change the default installation location, follow these steps:

    1. Click the gear icon in the left side menu and open the Preferences pop-up window.
    2. Click on the Installs tab and click on the folder icon to select the installation location.
  2. Click the Install Editor button and select a specific version of the Editor.

    Install Unity Hub

  3. In the Install Unity Editor pop-up window, click the Install button next to the version you want to install.

  4. In the next pop-up window, you can add modules and see the required and available disc space. If you don not install a component now, you can add it later when you need to. When you have selected all the modules you need, click Install.

For more information about installing the Unity Editor, see Install and uninstall Editor versions.

Add modules to the Unity Editor

Use the Unity Hub to add additional components to installations of the Editor.

  1. Open Unity Hub.
  2. Select Installs.
  3. Find the Editor you want to add the components to.
  4. Click the gear icon to the right of the version label, then select Add modules.
  5. In the Add Modules dialog, locate the module to add and tick its checkbox.
  6. When you have selected all the modules to add, select Install.

For more information about adding modules to a specific Unity Editor install, see Add modules.

Licenses and activation

To use Unity, your license needs to be activated. ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity works with a Unity Personal License. Unity Plus or Pro licenses are not required. To see what type of licenses are available, go to the Unity Store.

To activate a license, open Unity Hub and sign in with your Unity ID via the account icon in the top left-side of the window. If you don't have an existing Unity account, you can create one by visiting the Unity ID website. Once you have logged in, click the dropdown arrow icon next to the account, then select Manage licenses. On the Licenses page in the pop-up window, click on the Add button.

There are three ways to add a license:

  • Activate a pro or plus license that already exists with a serial number.
  • Manually activate a license that already exists.
  • Activate a free personal license.

To activate a Unity Personal license:

  1. Select Get a free personal license
  2. Read the terms.
  3. Select Agree and get personal edition license.

For more information on activating Unity license see Unity's Manage your license.

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