Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Palette Auto-hide Speed freeware with support for AutoCAD 2017

JTB World’s freeware Palette Auto-hide Speed has been updated to work with AutoCAD 2017 and is available on Autodesk App Store site.


With this app you will be able to change the time it takes to show/hide or roll-up/roll-out the palette windows in AutoCAD.

You can see the effect with palettes like Properties, Quickcalc, External References, Sheet Set Manager, Markup Set Manager, and Visual Styles Manager set to auto-hide.

Monday, June 27, 2016

TransTips for AutoCAD 2017

TransTips has been updated for AutoCAD 2017.

Our TransTips app can be used to translate the contents of tooltips in various Autodesk products automatically into one of 43+ languages via Microsoft's Bing online translation service. The translated text is stored in a local cache of XML files, which can also be edited and used by the plugin if you like “better” translations than the automatic ones.

Language supported are the languages Bing Translator supports and as of July 2013 they are: Arabic (العربية), Bulgarian (Български), Catalan (Català), Chinese Simplified (简体中文), Chinese Traditional (繁體中文), Czech (Čeština), Danish (dansk), Dutch (Nederlands), English, Estonian (Eesti), Finnish (suomi), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Greek (Ελληνικά), Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen), Hebrew (עברית), Hindi (हिंदी), Hmong Daw (Hmoob Daw), Hungarian (magyar), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italiano), Japanese (日本語), Klingon (tlhIngan), Klingon (Kronos), Korean (한국어), Latvian (Latviešu), Lithuanian (Lietuvių), Malay (Melayu), Norwegian (Norsk), Persian (Farsi) (فارسی), Polish (Polski), Portuguese (Português), Romanian (Română), Russian (русский), Slovak (slovenčina), Slovenian (slovenščina), Spanish (Español), Swedish (Svenska), Thai (ไทย), Turkish (Türkçe), Ukrainian (українська), Urdu (اردو) and Vietnamese (Việt Nam).

The TRANSTIPS command dialog

The Line command's tooltip translated into Bulgarian

Right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew are also supported

It also works with toolbars

And inside certain dialogs, such as the one for the all-important OPTIONS command

TransTips trial can be used to see if this app fits your needs and when ready to purchase you can get a license for 2 USD.

If you are interested in other useful AutoCAD helper functions take a look at our other apps.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SmartPurger 3.7 for AutoCAD

JTB World’s SmartPurger has been updated to support AutoCAD 2017. Another news is, if SmartPurger runs in the background it does not take unnecessary focus from whatever other app you're working with.

SmartPurger is a batch and script utility for processing multiple AutoCAD drawings with full control. Execute LSP or SCR files on multiple drawings. SmartPurger handles crashes so the AutoCAD batch processing continues to the end and leaves bad drawings to be corrected manually. Many purge and cleanup settings are available. Useful before backups and distribution of drawings. The file's modified time stamp can be restored. What do you want to automate in AutoCAD?

A free trial is available for here as well as on Autodesk App Store.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

License Borrowed Dialog Closer 1.1

JTB World’s freeware License Borrowed Dialog Closer 1.1 for AutoCAD is available on Autodesk App Store.

When you use a borrowed network license and want to prevent the "License Borrowed" message from showing up every single time you start AutoCAD this app is for you.

License Borrowed Dialog Closer

Version 1.1 fixed a bug that could cause other windows with License Borrowed in the title to close. AutoCAD 2017 is also supported.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spiro freeware now also for AutoCAD 2017

Spiro has been updated for AutoCAD 2017. Spiro can be used for some AutoCAD Friday fun!

Download it here. It free.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

DwgNotes now also for AutoCAD 2017

Do you want to remember and be reminded about tasks related to AutoCAD drawings? JTB World’s DwgNotes app can help.

DwgNotes has been updated for AutoCAD 2017.

Download trial or purchase here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Batch Publish now also for AutoCAD 2017

Do you want to quickly publish to DWF and/or PDF from AutoCAD. JTB World’s Batch Publish app can help.

Batch Publish has been updated for AutoCAD 2017.

Download trial or purchase here.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

JTB Current Folder now also for AutoCAD 2017

JTB World’s JTB Current Folder app for AutoCAD can be a real time saver.

Every time you want to open a drawing, or attach external references, insert drawing as block or want to create a block, you will have a Current Folder item on the left of your file selection dialog box (in the custom places area). This folder shortcut will dynamically change depending on the location of the current drawing you have open.

Now with added support for AutoCAD 2017.

Download trial or purchase here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

JTB Change Title now also for AutoCAD 2017

JTB Change Title is a freeware app for AutoCAD by JTB World that can change the application title in AutoCAD. Maybe you don’t want to see UNREGISTERED VERSION or NOT FOR RESALE in your screenshots or during demos.

JTB Change Title is now updated for AutoCAD 2017.


And after

Download here. It’s free.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

JTB CAD Automation Tools now also for AutoCAD 2017

JTB CAD Automation Tools is a batch processing app for AutoCAD that both can be used to create new drawings based on templates or modify existing drawings.

JTB CAD Automation Tools has been updated for AutoCAD 2017.

The AutoGen command has been used by customers creating instrumentation drawings, loop diagrams (loop drawings), schematics in an automated way based on data in a spreadsheet.

The AutoIns inserts text, blocks or xrefs into drawings based on the control file.

The AutoUpd updates existing drawings based on the control file. In the process text and attribute values can be changed individually on each new drawing.

Download trial or purchase here.

Monday, April 4, 2016

DigSigStamp now also for AutoCAD 2017

JTB World’s DigSigStamp app allows you to specify a block that will change its display when plotted to indicate whether the drawing had a valid digital signature at the time of plotting.

DigSigStamp has now been updated for AutoCAD 2017.

The following are just examples of how the blocks can look like. The design of them is completely up to you. Digitally Signed example. This drawing has a valid digital certificate.

Invalid. This drawing does not have a valid digital certificate.

Unverified example. Digital signature verification application is not enabled.

Download trial or purchase here.

Friday, April 1, 2016

DimNotes now also for AutoCAD 2017

DimNotes makes it easy and quick to add dimension notes to dimensions in AutoCAD. You can create your own templates that helps you in the process.

DimNotes is now available as app for AutoCAD 2017.

You can download the free trial from here or purchase here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

OffsetInXref now also for AutoCAD 2017

OffsetInXref can be used with AutoCAD to enable the OFFSET command to work with externally referenced drawings, blocks, and lines within associated arrays, dimensions and tables.

OffsetInXref now has added support for AutoCAD 2017.

Download trial or purchase here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2017 is here

I got an email from Autodesk: “Your Autodesk software just got better. A new version is now available.”

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2017 is here so I downloaded and installed it.

The following is an overview of the changes made to AutoCAD Architecture 2017:

Edit Roof Outline Using Grips

You can edit the roof outline using grips. When a vertex is added to the roof, both edges will have the same properties as the initial edge. When a vertex is removed, the properties of the lower numbered edge will be used on the resulting edge. The Edges/Faces worksheet, launched from the Properties palette, shows the number of each edge.

Styles Browser - Add Directory

The Manage Content Library dialog allows you to add a directory to the Content Library. There is also a checkbox to include all subdirectories.

Note: Using a large number of drawings may cause slow response of the Styles Browser during the creation of preview images.

Styles Browser - A360

A360 has been added to the Select Drawings dialog for the Content Library. This allows styles to be shared among geographically dispersed teams.

Styles Browser Palette State and Close Command

You can check the status of the Styles Browser palette using the AECSTYLESBROWSERSTATE system variable. You can close the Style Browser palette using STYLESBROWSERCLOSE command.

Section Result - Refresh on Open

A new setting in the Properties for the 2D Section/Elevation result will force it to refresh when the drawing is opened.

Edit Live Section - Xref Support

Creates a live section view matching the 2D section to allow editing of objects within the section result. All objects within the section result can be edited, even if they reside in nested external references or blocks.

Modify Section Defining Line

Grip states have been added to the Section line to allow it to be modified without having to recreate it. You can now add a vertex or a parallel jog using the midpoint grip of a segment, or remove a vertex with its endpoint grip. The start and end points can only be moved.

Addition of Shape Option when Adding Objects

When using the command line to add or draw the following objects, you will see a new option, SHape.

  • Wall
  • Curtain Wall
  • Railing
  • Slab
  • Roof Slab
  • Roof - The option name is Create Type because there is already a Shape option

This options allows you to to easily create shapes like rectangle, circle, polygon and polyline for these objects. You can draw regular polygon shape boundaries much faster and with greater accuracy. For example, you can add curves in objects that do not support an Arc option in the usual drawing process, such as Railings. It is also much easier to create tangential curves for objects like walls.

New commands are:

2DSECTIONEDITLIVE - Edit the section result to make changes to the model. When you need to modify a specific area in a large model, you can create a section view of the area, select the resultant 2D section result and make your changes in it. You can even edit external references that may be included in the section result. Changes made in section result edit view are automatically updated in the model.

STYLESBROWSERCLOSE - Closes the Styles Browser palette.

New System Variable is:

AECSTYLESBROWSERSTATE - Indicates whether the Styles Browser palette is open or closed.

AutoCAD MEP 2017 has some improvements to the Styles Browser, CIRCUITASSIGN helps in assigning an electrical circuit to one or more selected devices directly using the command line. Parallel routing can now be used to have multiple objects follow the same routing preference and make connections automatically.

New features in AutoCAD 2017 are also available in AutoCAD Architecture 2017.

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