Tuesday, July 30, 2019

JTB BatchAttEdit 3.1–Batch Block Attribute Editor for AutoCAD and BricsCAD

JTB BatchAttEdit 3.1 has been released. Here are the news and fixes since version 3.0:

  • Under the [Add][+] menu, new "Select blocks on screen" option is added for you to edit a selection, rather than the whole drawing.

  • Installing unattended via command line and activate a network license server can now be done
  • Fixed a critical bug in loading the spreadsheet
  • Solved an issue in the network license
  • Fixed a bug in progression bar
  • Fixed a bug in Block Name Wildcards
  • Fixed bugs that hotkeys on the spreadsheet didn't work in BricsCAD
  • Fixed a bug in BricsCAD's multiline attribute

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, 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.


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.

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