Monday, July 22, 2019

JTB Sheet Set Publish 2.4.0 released

JTB Sheet Set Publish 2.4.0 has been released.

  • Sheet Set Publish output folder is defaulted to if available.
  • App installation folder changed to be in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins.
  • Unattended installation and configuration of network license server made possible.

JTB Sheet Set Publish is an app for AutoCAD that publishes sheets in Sheet Sets, layouts in other drawings, folders or drawings in DSD files to files like PDF and DWF or images like PNG. The files created are named as you want based on a naming formula that you specify. Use date fields and/or sheet properties of your choice to build up the output filename.

Download is here as well as trial.

JTB Sheet Set Publish

Other new and updated apps we recommend:

JTB Find - find and replace Propert Set Data values.

JTB FixRefs - fix paths on your external references.

JTB BatchAttEdit - edit attributes on many drawings with ease.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

JTB Find new app to find and replace text in Property Set Data

With our new app JTB Find you can find and replace text in Property Sets and their Property Definition values (PSD).

JTB Find is an app for AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) based products including MEP, Map 3D and Civil 3D. If you want to try it we have a free trial available.

Do you need any custom development for AutoCAD verticals/toolsets like AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Map3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D we can help with that too.

Monday, July 15, 2019

ACAD_db 4.0.3 released - sync attributes with a database

ACAD_db 4.0.3 has been released. Make use of AutoCAD together with an external database. Block attribute values can automatically be updated back and forth to one or many external databases. If you make changes to the attribute values they can be synchronized back to the external database or the other way around.

New since version 4.0 is a Setup Window for the database table JTBW_AttSync is available to ease the task to create the connection between the database and the drawing.

Advance Edit Row:

Free trial available.

Do you have other needs to customize or automate your CAD work? Do you need this app for BricsCAD? We can help, feel free to contact us.

JTB Batch Change 2.0 for AutoCAD

JTB Batch Change 2.0 is now available. JTB Batch Change allows you to automate AutoCAD from Excel.

Download is here as well as trial.

In JTB Batch Change version 2.0 we added the ability to batch change attribute tags in title blocks and retain values, batch change layers and their properties on many drawings and more.

With JTB Batch Change a lot of different batch tasks can be done to help your work in AutoCAD.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

AutoCAD vs BricsCAD startup times

Do you experience that AutoCAD 2020 is quicker to start than AutoCAD 2019? It’s true when you open it after opening it once. The first time after starting Windows, it’s slower. BricsCAD is generally quicker to open than AutoCAD. Both often you find that a new version is slower to start then the previous version.

David Robison at Design Master Software shared this post comparing Startup Performance for different versions of AutoCAD and BricsCAD Platinum. Check it out for all test results. There you get explain what this graph is showing.

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On the topic, a while ago Steve Johnson at cad nauseam blog did a test comparing the time it takes to install AutoCAD vs BricsCAD.

Monday, July 8, 2019

How to add callouts and BOM on rebars in AutoCAD

With JTB Rebar you can add and edit Rebar Callouts, create an Automatic Rebar Table as well as Dynamic Beam Detailing functionality. Or maybe you need this for BricsCAD? if so, let us know.

JTB Rebar 2.0.2 has been released.

Here’s how to edit rebar callouts.

Create and update Rebar Tables.

Drafting multi-span beam with varying heights made easy.

If you do rebar design in AutoCAD take a look at what JTB Rebar can do. Free trial available.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Are you using an old AutoCAD version? Soon you can’t!

Previous version support change describes this change for not only AutoCAD but all Autodesk products. .

“Starting August 31, 2019, Autodesk will start enforcing its technical support lifecycle policy for all current versions of Autodesk software and previous versions (typically three versions back), listed on the subscription and maintenance plan eligibility lists.”

March 2021, product activation aligns with the Lifecycle policy so if you by then have AutoCAD 2018 and older you might find that you can use it as you no longer can activate it.

Autodesk have a dedicated forum now.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

JTB BatchAttEdit 3.0 - Batch Attribute Editor for BricsCAD and AutoCAD

JTB BatchAttEdit 3.0 has been released. Here are the news:

  • Added BricsCAD support.
  • Added block's insertion point X, Y, Z columns.
  • Added Hide/Show columns option.
  • Fixed bug when pasting from Excel, an unwanted empty row is pasted at bottom of the selection.
  • Fixed bug when running AttSync, it resets value of empty attribute reference.

This batch attribute editor app for AutoCAD and BricsCAD collects attributes in all blocks of specified name patterns in multiple drawings and display in a wide spreadsheet. Then you can edit attribute texts as easy as working with Excel. Once done, click "Apply Attribute Changes" to update values to drawings.

This makes it a great app to for example edit title block attributes across many drawings instead of having to do it one drawing at a time. How do you edit all title block data?

If you want to export the attributes to Excel use the "Export - Import" button. Optionally you can make modifications in Excel for example with help of functions and formulas and then import back.

Try it for free by downloading from JTB BatchAttEdit. Existing customers just need to download and install this update.

For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list and our apps available on Autodesk App Store. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects where we specialize on the AutoCAD, Revit and BricsCAD platforms.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Some older Autodesk software will stop working on/after June 15, 2019, update available

Are you using Autodesk software that was released between the years 2013-2015 like for example AutoCAD 2016? If so your software might stop working soon unless doing this update.

Transport Layer Security (TLS): Updates Required to Maintain Software Access details:

Issue:
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0/1.1 is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack that can compromise data exchanges. This applies to single-user subscribers using the software versions listed below; customers using software or versions not listed and customers using perpetual or multi-user (network) licenses will not be affected.
Environment:
This issue affects a selection of Autodesk software used on Windows, Mac, and Linux versions 2014, 2015, 2016 and/or 2017 (Mac only).
If you are using 2018, 2019, or 2020 versions, your software and account are not affected.
Solution:
To align with industry best practices for security and data integrity, Autodesk Identity Services will move to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 and stop supporting TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on June 15, 2019.
The best solution to avoid connectivity issues is to download and install a newer version of your software through Autodesk Account or our Autodesk Virtual Agent (AVA).
We have been developing patches to prevent (or resolve) this issue as part of Autodesk’s ongoing efforts to provide the best security possible to our customers. Subscribers using the software versions listed below will need to download the appropriate License & Identity patch by June 15, 2019. These patches will support TLS 1.2 and above.
Failing to apply these patches may result in interrupted software access and connectivity.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

JTB Catenary 3.0 for BricsCAD and AutoCAD

JTB Catenary 3.0 comes with a lot of improvements in the process to create catenary curves in 2D or 3D. Besides working in AutoCAD, support for BricsCAD has been added.

How it works in 2D to draw multiple catenaries.

How it works in 3D.

Get a trial to see how it works.

For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list and our apps available on Autodesk App Store. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects where we specialize on the AutoCAD, Revit and BricsCAD platforms.

JTB Sheet Set Publish 2.3.3 released

JTB Sheet Set Publish 2.3.3 has been released.

We have fixed this bug: if a drawing is already open, it should not be closed after publishing.

JTB Sheet Set Publish is an app for AutoCAD that publishes sheets in Sheet Sets, layouts in other drawings, folders or drawings in DSD files to files like PDF and DWF or images like PNG. The files created are named as you want based on a naming formula that you specify. Use date fields and/or sheet properties of your choice to build up the output filename.

JTB Sheet Set Publish

Thursday, May 2, 2019

JTB CAD Automation Tools 5.6.2 for BricsCAD and AutoCAD

JTB CAD Automation Tools 5.6.2 for BricsCAD is available on the BricsCAD Application Store or for AutoCAD on Autodesk App Store as well as on our website.

With JTB CAD Automation Tools multiple drawings can be automatically created from a typical drawing or updated based on a control file that can be created with an Excel template. Make the changes in Excel and let the program do all the work for you. This is a real time saver if you need to make adjustments on hundreds or thousands of drawings.

Example of usages: Add a stamp block; insert a title block; update text or attributes in the title block; insert text, block or xref; change text or attribute values and more. Change all external references (xrefs) from absolute paths to relative paths for archive purpose. Find and replace attribute or text values.

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

AutoGen Excel template

Visit JTB CAD Automation Tools for more info as well as trial.

Monday, April 8, 2019

JTB FlexReport 11.4 released

JTB FlexReport 11.4 is released. There is one new feature and several bug fixes. See the version history for details.

The upgrade is free of charge for customers with active maintenance. If the maintenance has expired please contact us to renew.

Free trial of JTB FlexReport is available.

Do you wonder what JTB FlexReport is? JTB FlexReport is a license usage report tool for applications licensed using network license systems like FlexNet, IBM LUM, DSLS, SPLM, Sentinel, LM-X, RLM among others. Track usage over time, hours used and much more.

If you have FlexNet licenses check out our JTB FlexReport LT freeware. App for AutoCAD available.

Friday, April 5, 2019

JTB World apps updated for AutoCAD 2020

Most of our apps have been updated recently.

We have apps for many purposes and if you can't find what you need please feel free to contact us.

AutoCAD 2020 and other Autodesk products have been released and others like Revit will soon be,  so we have updated our apps for them as well as for other CAD products like BricsCAD and GstarCAD.

Trial is available to download for most of our apps.

Batch and scripting apps:

Sheet Set Manager apps:

Windows Explorer apps:

Plot and publish apps:

Database DWG sync apps:

Other productivity, drafting and freeware apps:


For more of JTB World’s software that you might find useful visit our software list and our apps available on Autodesk App Store. We also offer custom programming services and can help you with both small and large projects where we specialize on the AutoCAD, Revit and BricsCAD platforms.

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