How to download, install and activate Datylon for Illustrator plug-in

Learn how to download, install, activate and update Datylon for Illustrator and add the Datylon icon to the toolbar

Datylon for Illustrator will be installed on all Adobe Illustrator versions on your system. 

We strongly recommend also checking out our Help Center article How to get started with Datylon for Illustrator. It explains in detail how to create your first chart with our chart maker plug-in. It also contains a video showing you the full installation process.

Download & Install

Mac OS

  • Download "Datylon for Adobe Illustrator Rxx Mac.pkg" here
  • Close Adobe Illustrator if opened
  • Open the installer by double-clicking, or Control-click > Open
  • Click Continue where appropriate
  • Follow the instructions on the Datylon Installer


  • Download "Datylon Adobe Illustrator Rxx Windows.exe" here
  • Close Adobe Illustrator if opened
  • Open the installer by double-clicking or right-click, then Open
  • Click Yes where appropriate to continue
  • Follow the instructions on the Datylon installer

After the first installation, you might see the error message: "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny". Just tick the checkbox "Don't Show Again", click OK and you'll be fine.

When you have a subscription, it is recommended to update Datylon for Illustrator whenever a new version is available. To do so, go over the same steps as described above. No need to un-install Datylon for Illustrator first, nor activate it again. 

Activate your free trial or subscription license

  • Start Adobe Illustrator, and open or create a document
  • Add the Datylon tool to the basic toolbar if not visible yet. See below for help.
  • Click once on the icon and drag a box on the artboard.


  • The Datylon sign-in window appears. Use your Datylon account email and password.


  • Then the Datylon Graph panel appears with the header shown below.
    You can use your free trial for 14 days.
    If you have a subscription, click on I have a subscription to activate your license. Make sure to fill in the correct Adobe ID when asked for.


Please make sure that your Date and Time OS settings are correct. Drastic changes in OS Date and Time settings may cause login issues in Datylon for Illustrator.

 Add the Datylon tool to the basic toolbar

  • In Illustrator, open the All Tools drawer by clicking on the 3 dots at the bottom of the basic toolbar.* 
  • Scroll down to Add Ons: and drag the Datylon tool icon to the basic toolbar.


* It has been reported that in some rare cases, the icon is not visible in the basic toolbar, despite it having been dragged to it. To fix this, click on the list icon in the right upper corner of the All Tools drawer and change to Advanced. The Datylon icon should appear now in the toolbar.