Monday, August 19, 2019

SSMPropEditor 7.3

Your best app as a Sheet Set user, SSMPropEditor, has been improved and got some new features and bug fixes. How about drag and drop to relocate sheets and subsets?

For details on this release and previous releases see the revision history.

You find the download here. If you purchased on or after November 1, 2017 the upgrade is free of charge. Trial for 30 days is available.

Edit properties on multiple sheets belonging to Sheet Set Manager (SSM) for AutoCAD, GstarCAD and BricsCAD, NanoCAD Plus/Pro or AutoCAD Architecture's Project Navigator (PN) Sheet Set View with ease. If you want to change properties like a revision, date or name on two or more sheets at the same time SSMPropEditor is for you. Your productivity will increase and you will save time avoiding a lot of manual work.

Sheet Set Properties, Sheet Set Custom Properties, Sheet Properties and Sheet Custom Properties can be edited and batch updated either directly within the app or by exporting to Excel, make edits and import back.

If you are using Sheet Sets you can create new Sheet Sets including drawings based on an Excel template with our JTB Sheet Set Creator or make merge, purge and convert of Sheet Sets with JTB DST Tool, DST Converter, or publish with JTB Sheet Set Publish.

If you have any other time consuming or boring task you want automated we can help. Contact us.

Apps for AutoCAD and/or BricsCAD updated

Several apps by JTB World have been updated recently.

  • 2019-08-19 JTB Find 1.0.1 released, finally users of AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) based products including MEP, Map 3D and Civil 3D can find and replace text in the Extended Data tab in Properties, specifically for Property Sets and their Property Definition values (PSD).
  • 2019-08-19 ACAD_db 4.0.5 released
  • 2019-08-19 XClipClean 2.5.1 released
  • 2019-08-12 JTB Align Plus 4.2.1 released
  • 2019-08-12 JTB Sort Table 2.0.3 released
  • 2019-08-12 JTB Text Bubble Plus 3.2.1 released
  • 2019-08-12 JTB Sheet Set Publish 2.5.0 released

Trial is available for most of our apps.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

AutoCAD 2017-2019 Combo Security Hotfix and Autodesk Licensing 2020 update

Here are a couple of recent updates from Autodesk:

AutoCAD 2017-2019 Combo Security Hotfix

As part of Autodesk’s ongoing efforts to provide the best security possible to our customers, we are releasing these updates to remediate multiple vulnerabilities discovered through testing and research by software security experts. These critical updates should be applied by all customers.

Autodesk Licensing Service Update for 2020 product versions

This update for Autodesk Licensing Service is available for all the platforms - Windows, Mac and Linux. The update includes defect fixes related to install, launch, security and resiliency of Autodesk Licensing Service and its installer. For more details, please refer to the Improvements and Defects section below. This is a cumulative update and contains all the changes from the updates previously released. Autodesk strongly recommends installing the latest available version of the Autodesk Licensing Service for better reliability and performance

Thursday, August 1, 2019

AutoCAD 2020.1 Update

AutoCAD 2020.1 Update is now available.

AutoCAD 2020.1

Worth updating? Take a look at below from the release notes.

The AutoCAD 2020.1 Update contains the previously released block performance hotfix for AutoCAD 2020.

After applying this patch, the Product Version in the About box will be listed as Q.70.0.0 AutoCAD 2020.1. For specialized toolsets, Autodesk Civil 3D or Autodesk Advance Steel, the Built On version will be listed as Q.70.0.0 AutoCAD 2020.1.

Here’s a summary of the new features and enhancements provided in this Update.

Blocks Palette

  • Drag and drop actions now apply the settings for Scale and Rotation
  • The display of thumbnail images is improved
  • Tooltips can now be suppressed with the TOOLTIP system variable

Text on Layer

  • Sets a default layer for text and multiline text objects with the TEXTLAYER system variable.

Standards for Multileaders

  • Extends the Standards feature to support multileader styles.


  • The SECUREREMOTEACCESS system variable has been expanded to control whether ObjectARX programs are restricted from uploading to internet locations or remote servers.

3D Translators

  • The translators used for importing several external 3D formats have been updated. These include Creo and Granite, SolidEdge, NX, Parasolid, JT, and Rhino.

Problems Reported Through the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of the detailed information that we received from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, we were able to identify and fix several defects including the following:


  • Occasional crashes when using the BLOCKNAVIGATE system variable to specify paths and file names for blocks and drawings.
  • Occasional crashes when inserting DXF files from the Blocks palette.
  • Occasional crashes when using WBLOCK and selecting a field in some drawings.
  • Occasional crashes when launching AutoCAD if the Blocks palette displays a corrupted drawing in the Other Drawing tab.

Plot and print PDF

  • Occasional crashes when plotting to a PDF file when an included font name is more than 31 characters long.


  • Occasional crashes when changing the visual style in the Model Documentation mode.
  • Occasional crashes when grip editing multiple objects.
  • Occasional crashes when opening drawings that contain corrupted linetypes.
  • Occasional crashes when opening certain drawings and then switching from model to a paper space layout.
  • Occasional crashes when opening DXF files that do not include any layouts.
  • Occasional crashes when with the SHAREVIEW command for drawings containing zero-length objects.
  • Occasional crashes when switching to different layouts in drawings that contain geographic location information.
General Update Content

The following defects have been fixed:


  • A preview might not display in the Dimension Style dialog box for the Annotative dimension style.


  • The objects might not display after editing a block and switching from paper space to model space.


  • Opening some drawings takes longer than in previous versions.
  • Plotting some drawings to PDF is slower than expected.

Quick Measure

  • Quick Measure does not support rotated UCS orientations even when the XY plane of the UCS is parallel to the XY plane of the WCS.
  • Quick Measure doesn't work on some AutoCAD Mechanical custom objects.
  • Quick Measure results are partly hidden if the current layer is turned off.

Share View

  • With the SHAREVIEW command, drawings can be clipped incorrectly on the right side.


  • External references cannot be detached when inserted multiple times.
  • PDF and DWF files might not display in the block editor.


  • The results might be incorrect when using PASTESPEC to insert a table.
  • Changes to the Default Scale List in the Options dialog box, User Preferences tab, aren't retained.

RVT Columns for Explorer supports Revit 2020

RVT Columns for Explorer has been updated to handle Revit 2020 files. With this app you can see the Revit Build and Revit Version on RTE, RVT, RFA and RFT files in Explorer as well as any products that shows Revit files in dialog boxes like Revit’s Open file dialog box.

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