Monday, January 30, 2023

JTB SSMPropEditor 2023.1.0 released (the Sheet Set Manager Editor)

JTB SSMPropEditor 2023.1.0 has been released and comes with some improvements and fixes.

Are you using the Sheet Set Manager in AutoCAD, GstarCAD and BricsCAD, NanoCAD Plus/Pro, Graebert's ARES Commander 2022 and newer, DraftSight 2021 and newer, ZWCAD 2023 or newer, or AutoCAD Architecture's Project Navigator (PN) Sheet Set View? If you do, then SSMPropEditor will help a lot, save time and effort updating sheet properties and sheet custom properties across multiple sheets with its DST editing capabilities.

Free trial of JTB SSMPropEditor available.

Friday, December 23, 2022

JTB Sheet Set Creator 3.1.0 released

JTB Sheet Set Creator 3.1.0 is released and lately we added support for adding sheet and custom properties to existing Sheet Sets with a merging functionality. It is also a command line interface available.

JTB Sheet Set Creator is an app for AutoCAD that creates new Sheet Sets and Sheets with all properties based on an Excel template.

Don't know what the Sheet Set Manager is? The Sheet Set Manager in AutoCAD is a great tool for organizing and managing large sets of drawings, particularly in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It allows users to create a logical and structured organization of their drawings, making it easier to find and access specific drawings when needed.

One of the key benefits of the Sheet Set Manager is its ability to create a sheet index, which serves as a table of contents for the entire set of drawings. This index can be customized to include information such as the drawing title, sheet number, and revision status, making it easy to quickly identify and access the desired drawing.

In addition to the sheet index, the Sheet Set Manager also allows users to create drawing lists, which are essentially sub-sets of drawings that are organized based on specific criteria, such as discipline or phase. This can be particularly useful for project managers who need to quickly access a specific group of drawings for a particular task or for team members who need to focus on a specific aspect of the project.

Overall, the Sheet Set Manager is a valuable tool for anyone working with large sets of drawings in AutoCAD, as it helps to streamline the organization and management of these drawings, saving time and reducing the risk of errors.

Download the upgrade or try it. JTB Sheet Set Creator

If you are using the Sheet Set Manager you can make batch edits of properties with JTB SSMPropEditor or make merge, purge and convert with JTB DST Tool or publish with JTB Batch Publish.

Monday, December 19, 2022

JTB Batch Publish 5.1.0 released

JTB Batch Publish 5.1.0 has been released. Background publishing for better performance and reliability is available and improvements when using Sheet Sets are some recent additions.

JTB Batch Publish is an app for AutoCAD and BricsCAD 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.

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

JTB ACA Tools for AutoCAD Architecture based toolsets

JTB ACA Tools comes with editing Tools for Property Sets, Classifications and List Definitions for AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) based products including MEP, Map 3D and Civil 3D.

With JTB Find, you are able to find and replace text in Extended Data tab in Properties, specifically for Property Sets and their Property Definition values.

With JTB PropsClassMapping, you are able to change Property Set values, Classification values of SPACE, WALL and DOOR according to the values of their other Property Set.

With ClassificationDefinition tools, you can import export AutoCAD Architecture Classification Definitions, avoid the need to type everything manually.

With ADTListDefinition tools, you can import, create and export ListDefinitions quick and easy.

JTB ACA Tools provides some useful lisp functions for AutoLISP programmers to modify property set and/or classification properties.

Free trial of JTB ACA Tools is available.

Monday, December 12, 2022

JTB FixRefs for BricsCAD

JTB FixRefs is now working on BricsCAD as well as previously supported AutoCAD.

Select drawings, or all drawings in a folder and/or subfolders. A spreadsheet will bring up and list all your reference files in all your drawings, including Xrefs, Datalinks, Raster Images, PDFs, DWFs, and DGNs.

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  • Convert file paths from absolute paths to relative paths and vice versa.
  • Rename the reference objects.
  • Detach, Unload, Reload. 
  • Bind xrefs. 
  • Option to retain date modified after saving.

Give JTB FixRefs a try.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Solution for Access error: There isn't enough free memory to update the display

I've got this error in Microsoft Access. There isn't enough free memory to update the display. Close unneeded programs and try again.

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It happens to me when Access is opened with a custom form and accessing the computer with Microsoft Remote Desktop Android app.

I found that deleting this VBA key in the registry solved it. After a Windows or Office update I had to delete it again.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

JTB Excel2TextField 2.0.0 link Excel to AutoCAD

JTB Excel2TextField 2.0.0 is released and now allow you to easily update references that been moved or renamed.

The app lets you connect fields in AutoCAD to Excel cell values. You can have Excel as the main source and when it is updated your drawings will be updated too. You can place fields in texts, mtexts, tables and/or block attributes.

Have your Excel updates to reflect in the drawing.

Animation of usage below by clicking on the image.

The FixExcelTextFields command will collect all source excel files and source worksheets, then show them all in an edit window. Useful if locations or names been changed.

Free trial at JTB Excel2TextField.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

JTB FlexReport 2022.6.0 released - report usage on your expansive licenses

JTB FlexReport 2022.6.0 is now ready.

SQL Server related performance improvements and JTB Process Monitor Client performance improvements are the most important news.

See the version history for all details.

Trial is available if you want to give it a try.

If your maintenance has expired you can try the new version for a few weeks, if you want to keep using it contact us to renew the maintenance. The upgrade is free of charge for customers with active maintenance.

What is JTB FlexReport? JTB FlexReport is a license usage report tool for applications licensed using network license systems like FlexNet (FlexNet), IBM LUM, DSLS, SPLM, Sentinel, LM-X, RLM, EPLAN (ELM), HASP, DPT, Tebis, CodeMeter among others. Track usage over time, hours used and much more. With JTB Process Monitor much more can be monitored like Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk Named User licenses and Autodesk Flex.

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

Autodesk user? See these posts:

You may still find use for JTB FlexReport together with JTB Process Monitor. We can help analyze your historic usage so you can prepare for the switch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

JTB FlexReport 2022.4.0 released - FlexNet monitoring and more

JTB FlexReport 2022.4.0 is now ready.

Try filter and data grouping in the list reports.

See the version history for all details.

Trial is available if you want to give it a try.

If your maintenance has expired you can try the new version for a few weeks, if you want to keep using it contact us to renew the maintenance. The upgrade is free of charge for customers with active maintenance.

What is JTB FlexReport? JTB FlexReport is a license usage report tool for applications licensed using network license systems like FlexNet (FlexNet), IBM LUM, DSLS, SPLM, Sentinel, LM-X, RLM, EPLAN (ELM), HASP, DPT, Tebis, CodeMeter among others. Track usage over time, hours used and much more. With JTB Process Monitor much more can be monitored like Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk Named User licenses and Autodesk Flex.

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

Autodesk user? See these posts:

You may still find use for JTB FlexReport together with JTB Process Monitor. We can help analyze your historic usage so you can prepare for the switch.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Autodesk Network License Manager update needed for Autodesk 2020 and 2021

Autodesk Customers with Multi-user subscription or Token-flex implementation using Autodesk Network License Manager (NLM) are required to upgrade the Network License Manager to the latest version v11.18.x to support Autodesk 2020 and newer version products on and after April 1st, 2022. ref

To report on Autodesk Network License Manager, Named User or Autodesk Flex usage try our JTB FlexReport.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

JTB Excel2TextField links Excel cell to AutoCAD field

JTB Excel2TextField lets you connect fields in AutoCAD to Excel cell values. You can have Excel as the main source and when it is updated your drawings will be updated too. You can place fields in texts, mtexts, tables and/or block attributes.

Have your Excel updates to reflect in the drawing.

Animation of usage below by coding on the image.

Free trial at JTB Excel2TextField.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

JTB FlexReport 2021.10.0 released - monitor expensive license usage

JTB FlexReport 2021.10.0 is now ready.

We have added and fixed a lot of things in this release. New monitoring options and new reports. Better performance. Works with Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.

See the version history for all details.

Trial is available if you want to give it a try.

If your maintenance has expired you can try the new version for a few weeks, if you want to keep using it contact us to renew the maintenance. The upgrade is free of charge for customers with active maintenance.

What is JTB FlexReport? JTB FlexReport is a license usage report tool for applications licensed using network license systems like FlexNet (FlexNet), IBM LUM, DSLS, SPLM, Sentinel, LM-X, RLM, EPLAN (ELM), HASP, DPT, Tebis, CodeMeter among others. Track usage over time, hours used and much more. With JTB Process Monitor much more can be monitored like Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk Named User licenses and Autodesk Flex.

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

Autodesk user? See these posts:

You may still find use for JTB FlexReport together with JTB Process Monitor. We can help analyze your historic usage so you can prepare for the switch.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Change attribute order of block in many CAD drawings

To change attribute tag order in one drawing use BATTORDER (AutoCAD) or BATTMAN (AutoCAD and BricsCAD). With it you can update the block definition of the block.

BATTMAN

Then wblock out the block to a separate DWG file. In the example below it us C:\temp\TITLEBLOCK.dwg

In below example the block is named TITLEBLOCK so you will need to modify the name and path (separate folders with double backslashes). Save the AutoLISP code to an LSP file.

(if (tblsearch "block" "TITLEBLOCK")
(progn
(command "_.-insert" "TITLEBLOCK=C:\\temp\\TITLEBLOCK.dwg" "_Y")
(command)
(command "_.attsync" "_N" "TITLEBLOCK")
))

Then you can use JTB SmartBatch to update all drawings with this LSP. Specify the use of the LSP in JTB SmartBatch Settings > Script/lisp file. Now add all drawings to be updated and you’ll have all title blocks or other blocks of your choice updated.

Monday, October 4, 2021

JTB FlexReport can monitor Autodesk Flex

Autodesk Flex is a new option to pay as you go for occasional product use. While you can get some usage reports from Autodesk they are limited.

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When a user opens and signs into an Autodesk product included with Flex, they will be charged a daily rate per product once every 24 hours.

For example, a user opens and signs into AutoCAD from 8am-9am will be charged 7 tokens, same as a user using it the whole day. Even just starting and closing AutoCAD will cause a charge if 7 tokens (around $21). Revit will take 10 tokens.

With JTB FlexReport and JTB Process Monitor you can get additional valuable reports to identify users that just use a product a short time per day. You can get the total time the product has been running as well as the active time the user used the product. With this users using the products just a short time can be identified.

Contact us for a free trial or if you have any questions.

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