Monday, February 19, 2018

JTB Raster2OLE AutoCAD app to bind raster image files

AutoCAD has no Bind option available to bind raster images to a drawing.

In Revit when exporting to DWG all images are attached to the exported drawing as external references. This may be a problem with logotypes in the title block or other images.

In some projects you need to deliver your drawings without external references.

JTB Raster2OLE app for AutoCAD can help by binding all images in the current drawing or in multiple selected drawings. Free trial available.

JTB Text Bubble Plus 3.0 updated for BricsCAD V18

JTB Text Bubble Plus has been updated to support BricsCAD V18. The app also works with AutoCAD and GstarCAD.

With the app you can insert text bubbles to lines, curves, or draw leaders with it, or quickly make a schedule from text bubbles and/or other blocks. Incrementing of numbers or letters is done automatically.

Free trial available.

More about JTB Text Bubble Plus here. For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects.

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JTB Align Plus 4.0 updated for BricsCAD V18

JTB Align Plus has been updated to support BricsCAD V18. This app also works in AutoCAD and GstarCAD. This app helps to align text and blocks to lines and curves. Check out all productivity features this app has at JTB Align Plus, a trial is available so you can give it a try.

Text will be aligned and placed at an the same offset distance as text in current dimension style. Block will be aligned and fit tangentially to curve. You can press TAB key or type F to flip aligned object(s) to either sides; Type O to move object(s) to specified offset distance; Type R to rotate object(s); Right click on line or curve to move object(s) rather than copy; Type U to undo previous action.

More interesting, if you pick on text or block, or on empty space, Match Text Content or Match Block command will run, help you easily manage your drawing's tags and symbol blocks.

Quickly line up texts and block's insertion points.

More about JTB Align Plus here. For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects.

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JTB Layout Palette 2.0 updated for BricsCAD V18

JTB Layout Palette has been updated for BricsCAD V18. The app is also working for AutoCAD.

With this app you can manage drawings with many layouts easier in a palette.

Run command LAYOUTPALETTE or click to the ribbon panel to Show or Hide the Layout Palette. You can quickly browse for layout, add, delete or edit name like working on a spreadsheet. This app is for you when there are too many layouts, or the layout names are too long to effectively work with out-of-the-box in AutoCAD or BricsCAD.

Quickly show only the layouts you want to see with filters.

Edit layout names

Moving and Sorting layouts

There is a new Layout Manager in BricsCAD V18 why use this app:

  • it is not a palette. It is a modal form
  • click New layout and it add Layout8, Layout9 etc to the list instead of a 1, a 2, a 3 like JTB Layout Palette
  • It doesn't have sort A-Z, Z-A, Tab order
  • No filter

One thing in JTB Layout Palette is I make Edit Mode and non-Edit Mode. Only in Edit mode you can rename, select multiple layouts. In non-edit mode, clicking on a layout item mean make it current layout. This is a bit nuisance somehow. But at that time I might have some reasons, like I want single click instead of double click to activate layout. But while editing, user has to go up and down a lot and I don't want layout switching too many. etc.

Free trial version available that works for 30 days.

More about JTB Layout Palette here. For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects.

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JTB Layer Palette 2.0 for BricsCAD

JTB Layer Palette 2.0 comes with support for BricsCAD V18.

JTB Layer Palette is a palette app for BricsCAD. You can manage layers in BricsCAD without leaving the drawing screen. Customizable view, multiple layers tasking, this will make managing layers much more easier.

More about JTB Layer Palette here. For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects.

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JTB Sort Table 2.0 updated for BricsCAD V18

JTB Sort Table has been updated to support BricsCAD V18.

This app allows you to sort data in AutoCAD or BricsCAD tables. Sort ascending or descending in selected columns.

If you are looking for a command on the Table Cell tab to sort data in your table, and can not find it, this app is for you.

Just as easy as in Excel, you select the table or cells (in AutoCAD), run the SORTTABLE command or start it from the Add-ins or Plug-ins ribbon tab in AutoCAD or the JTB Sort Table ribbon tab or toolbar in BricsCAD, then select columns to sort them.

You can sort ascending or descending. Cells with blocks and merged cells also be sorted.

Free trial available.

More about JTB Sort Table here. For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

HVACPAC app for AutoCAD 2018

HVACPAC is an AutoCAD app for HVAC and Piping design work in 2D and 3D and is now also supporting AutoCAD 2018.

HVACPAC includes all In-line duct fittings and equipment, air terminals and HVAC associated pipe work.

Free 30 day trial available at HVACPAC.

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