Thursday, July 11, 2019

Introducing CadMouse Pro Wireless & CadMouse Pro Wireless Left

Our good friends at 3Dconnexion, the world leader in advanced 3D navigation devices and makers of the SpaceMouse and CadMouse product lines, have released two new versions of their mice designed for CAD professionals, the CadMouse Pro Wireless and CadMouse Pro Wireless Left.

These two new devices join the original CadMouse Wireless and the (wired) CadMouse, which, shortly after its release, we reviewed here.

The new CadMouse Pro Wireless is a full-sized mouse for the modern workstation, as is the CadMouse Pro Wireless Left, which holds the distinction of being the first CadMouse designed specifically for left-handed users.

Shortly, we'll be reviewing the CadMouse Pro Wireless, along with the CadMouse WirelessSpaceMouse Enterprise, and SpaceMouse Wireless. Look for our review to drop early next week! In the meantime, check out all the great 3Dconnexion products on

The CadMouse Pro Wireless and CadMouse Pro Wireless Left are priced at $119.00 US each.

For continued reading: 3Dconnexion's CadMouse Pro Wireless press release

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Station Pack – Create Station Lines, Labels and Offset Points

From the Autodesk App Store:

These programs create station lines, labels station and offset points along a station line, labels a run extended from station marks and fills the depth attributes in the location line blocks.

Installer supports, windows 32/64 bit Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2012 to 2020 and Verticals.

StrucPLUS – A Suite of Parametric Modules for the Preparation of Structural Engineering Drawings

From the Autodesk App Store:

StrucPLUS for Autodesk® AutoCAD® is a suite of powerful parametric modules that use dialog box driven commands and macros related solely to the preparation of Structural Engineering drawings. With StrucPLUS you'll be using the most popular steel, concrete and civil detailing software in the world. The basic product includes the following modules:
  1. SPTools
    Introduces standardization of the initial drawing setup, easy to edit color, linetype, layer and font configurations, a large suite of drafting utilities, symbols and tools.

  2. SPConcrete
    Generates reinforced concrete beam sections & elevations, reinforced concrete columns, footings and pile caps, suspended slab framing plans, precast concrete panels, prestressed tendon layouts & beam elevations, plan and slab section reinforcement, reinforced concrete & masonry retaining walls, slab on ground plan & details, schedules, concrete stairs, concrete and masonry walls, and miscellaneous concrete symbols. This module complies with U.S.A., Australian, British and New Zealand Concrete Codes.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

CADconv 2020 – Export to PDF, 3D PDF, and PRC

From the Autodesk App Store:

CADconv is a stand-alone converter that allows the CAD user to convert hundreds of DWG/DXF files into 2D PDF, 3D PDF, and PRC (3D PDF or CAD Input).

CADconv creates 3D PDF or PRC alternatively with Net Models or the B-Rep Models.

CADconv supports 3D PDF 2D CAD Elements like Text, Line, Polyline, Dimension, Hatch...

CADconv can use the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plot Style CTB files or the internal conversion table for Color and line Weight Conversion.

CADconv offers several easy to use scale and unit calculation methods for PDF or Raster output.

CADconv supports paper space, model space, and active layout as well as margins and page sizes of different sizes.

CADconv can convert each DWG layout to a separate PDF, one full DWG drawing to one PDF, or several selected DWG drawings to one PDF.

CADconv embeds searchable text, binds DWG external references and DWG raster images.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Free SketchUp Import 2020 from Autodesk

From the Autodesk App Store:

The SketchUp Import plug-in allows you to import SKP files into your Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawings.

Use the IMPORTSKP command to convert a SketchUp file, stored in a local or shared folder, and insert the model into the current drawing.

Note: SketchUp Import 2020 now supports SKP file format with versions 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Free 3D Warehouse Import 2020 from Autodesk

From the Autodesk App Store:

The 3D Warehouse Import plug-in allows you to add SKP models directly from the Trimble 3D Warehouse into your Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawings.

Use the GETMODEL command to browse or search the Trimble 3D Warehouse and download SketchUp models directly into your drawing.

Spatial Manager™

From the Autodesk App Store:

In a nutshell
  • Import into Autodesk® AutoCAD® from Google Earth (KML or KMZ), OpenStreetMap (OSM or PBF), Shapefiles (SHP), GPS, Points (many formats), Excel, Access, ESRI ArcInfo®, MapInfo, GML, PostGIS, SQL Server, SQLite, and many more geospatial sources. 
  • Export from AutoCAD to Google Earth (KML or KMZ), Shapefiles (SHP), Points (many formats), MapInfo, PostGIS, SQL Server, SQLite, and many more geospatial targets.
  • Transformation of coordinates optional.
  • Alphanumeric data tables as AutoCAD XDATA.
  • Powerful and Easy to use Background Maps.
  • Interface simple, intuitive and productive.
  • Perpetual licenses. Pay once, no periodic fees.
  • Not only works in basic AutoCAD: also in Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, etc.


Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD is a powerful AutoCAD plug-in designed for AutoCAD users who need to import, export and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way, which includes many possibilities not seen so far in AutoCAD.

It comes in a lightweight application that runs inside AutoCAD and allows the user to import and export geospatial data between AutoCAD drawings and geospatial tables (files, data servers or data stores), display background maps and manage alphanumeric data and data tables