Thursday, February 28, 2019

Free ZombieKiller – Find and Erase Proxy Objects

From the Autodesk App Store:

FINDZOMBIES command search for proxy entities and objects and display the result in a tree structure.

KILLZOMBIES command erases the proxy entities and objects for the checked applications in the dialog.

Zombie Finder (en) dialog

AutoRebar

From the Autodesk App Store:

Reinforced concrete detailing software and automatic bar bending schedules.

Easy-to-use app for immediate productivity.

AutoRebar is an app that provides Autodesk® AutoCAD® (and all vertical products) with an extra toolbar with specific objects for rebar detailing of reinforced concrete structures. With AutoRebar you can now easily produce high quality drawings quickly by automating the repetitive tasks previously involved in rebar detailing. You can now focus on the conceptual part of the design rather than deal with time-consuming traditional CAD editing work.

There are four types of dynamic objects: Rebars, Marks, Call-outs and the BBS.

The Rebar objects can be created and stretched like polylines and the bar size quickly edited with a double click. Since all AutoRebar entities are graphically connected, the linked Marks and Call-outs update automatically.

The user can add a new Mark by selecting the Rebar to be linked, and double click it to edit data such as the bar grouping criteria, the bar spacing and the size of the range. Alternatively, normal AutoCAD dimensions can be linked to the Mark and used to specify the range of a bundle of bars in the concrete structure: AutoRebar calculates the total number of bars in that range. The great thing is, whenever you modify the concrete shape and stretch the dimension, the total number of bars updates immediately.

Free Area Object Link

From the Autodesk App Store:

Area Object Link is a Lisp application that will take a selected Pline or Hatch object's Area value and Link the information as a Field to a selected Block Attribute, MText or Text.

When the Pline or Hatch object geometry changes the Linked Area Field value will also update in the Block Attribute, MText or Text object.

Both Imperial (1 unit = 1 Foot or Inch) & Metric (1 unit = 1 Meter or  Millimeter ) Area units are supported.

Options are also provided on Insertion Scale Factor, to add a Suffix to the Area's value such as SF or SM, show the Area to a given decimal precision or round the value up or down.


Free LayerLibraryManager

From the Autodesk App Store:

The LayerLibraryManager makes your layer standard library management effortless. It comes from years of experience in Autodesk® AutoCAD® and it is one of the AutoCAD Productivity tools developed by www.cadmanagertools.com.

Key Features:
  1. Easy to use Interface.
  2. Makes the Layer standard library management effortless by organizing your layer standards in discipline specific directory structure.
  3. Overwrite the existing layer properties with the correct layer properties from the standard layer library.
  4. Search and remove the duplicate layer names from the layer library.
  5. Supports Windows 32/64 bit with AutoCAD 2013 to AutoCAD 2019 and verticals.

LLM_Application page

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Leader to Mleader

From the Autodesk App Store:

Simply pick the old Leader then the associated text and a new Mleader is created based on location and layer of old Leader and text.

The old leader and Mtext are deleted. The AutoLISP routine is 'open source' so you can modify as you see fit, if necessary.


Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 1.1, 11/5/2018 – Added support to AutoCAD® 2019 (No change in version number).



Leader to Mleader is brought to you by LKH. It's priced at US $1.00.

This add-in is compatible with AutoCAD 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store »

Free BlkResize

From the Autodesk App Store:

Resize a block or pickset by specifying the final dimension directly.

The features of this application are:


3D Stretch – Stretch Solids

From the Autodesk App Store:

3D stretch is shared by multiple nested solids. This program helps make work easier for 3D users, such as interior designers, carpenters and joiners.

stretch furniture in a single click

Free Color Revision – Create Revision States With Corresponding Colors

From the Autodesk App Store:

When parts needs a different colour because it's new, changed or removed. Make different states in the options page and change the parts in a fast way.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Filtered Layer Editor – Creates Layer Filters Based on Selected Objects

From the Autodesk App Store:

Creates a layer filter based on objects (including nested entities) selected and then displays the 'classic' layer dialog, the layer(s) properties can then be modified as normal.

This plugin removes the need to 'xlist' a layer to find its name, then search through the list of layers to find the one to modify.

Selecting multiple objects

Free STSC_uvVectorMap – Map Object Geometry to UV Coordinate Space of a Surface

From the Autodesk App Store:

UV mapping tasks are quite common for rendering projects; most times the mapped items are pixels from a flat image, and the eventual goal is another flat image after rendering. The mapping process, though, can also apply to vector/curve entities. A flat orientation of curves can be remapped back to a 3D surface. The process allows coordination of features more easily than with the standard Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2D/3D toolset. These UV mapped entities can add detail to “Pen Plotter” style prints, or serve as construction geometry for even more complex modeling tasks.

2D geometry coordinated with "Canvas". Items may require mirror, hatched Exploded.

Free Xref Tools Extra

From the Autodesk App Store:

Additional tools for External Reference drawings (Xref’s).

Brief description of the features:

Open Xref with extra options: Similar as Autodesk® AutoCAD® command XOPEN but user has extra options how to open Xref.

Some of the options are:
  • Open as Read Only
  • Apply the same view boundary (zoom) as in master drawing. View can by transformed by Xref geometry
  • Apply layers properties as set in master drawing

Match view boundary (zoom) between drawings or viewports: User can define source view and then apply this source view definition (boundary and rotation) in different drawings or viewport.  Additionally defined view boundary can be transformed if Xref is not inserted in 0,0,0 or is scaled or is rotated.

Match XREF Layer Properties between drawings or viewports:
  • User can match Xref Layer properties between different Master drawings or viewports with the same Xref.
  • Xref can be matched either by Name or By Path.

Dike – Draw Conditional Designation of Slopes

From the Autodesk App Store:

Small and powerful application for the drawing of a conditional designation of a slopes used in the drawing (previous name - AlxdDike).

 Key features:
  • Support any curve types including feature line of Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®.
  • Use three modes of drawing slopes
  • Mirror short lines
  • Shift the starting point of drawing
  • Draw double slope ("mining")
  • Draw mixed slope ("mining" and "rock" together) (new)
  • Draw reinforced slopes
  • Closing line vertices
  • Remove intercrossing lines
  • Display progress of drawing
  • Draw in active space, anonymous block, named block (new) or group
  • Draw in 3D!
  • Settings for step, length of short line (percent or units), distance to dot under short line, colors, lineweights and etc.
  • Use from your lisp application (see dike.lsp)

Monday, February 25, 2019

Free XREF Load Status Lite v4.0 – Load or Unload References Prior to Opening Drawings

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app allows for loading/unloading references in selected drawing files prior to fully opening the file. When working many references or large references, this app will come in handy allowing the user to select the desired drawing they wish to open, selecting reload or unload checkboxes, check the desired references to be modified, then click Save and Open.

The app opens the selected drawing database, makes the modification to the selected references, and saves the drawing database, then opens the file for use.

Additionally, the app will provide information for references that are unavailable for modification (ie: nested references, files not found, or unreferenced). With nested references, there is a checkbox that allows for tracking the nested reference to determine what the parent drawing file is. Lite version only support a total of 5 references and 1 nested reference tracking, per drawing including file types DWG, JPG, SID, TIF, DWF, PDF, and DGN.

Full version has support for unlimited references and unlimited nested reference tracking, including file types DWG, JPG, SID, TIF, DWF, PDF, and DGN.

Initial dialog.

Free LevelSet – Place Level Marker With Measured Value Text

From the Autodesk App Store:

About LevelSet

LevelSet measures the vertical distance from an origin called Base point to a feature, such as a slab and draws level marker with measured value.

There are some similarities between LevelSet and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Ordinate dimension. The main differences are:
  • LevelSet can contain more than one level.
  • LevelSet base point can be defined as any positive or negative number. Ordinate dimension origin point is always 0.00 (zero).
  • LevelSet level can be shown with the custom defined symbol. 

Note:LevelSet is anonymous block (block name begins with *U). It holds also not displayed attribute with tag “LevelSet”. You can set name for each LevelSet by using this attribute.

SeeBlock DWG Symbol Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:

SeeBlock is a powerful Autodesk® AutoCAD® add-on to build and manage block libraries that dramatically enhances your ability to catalog, organize and manipulate DWG symbols and drawings.

SeeBlock automatically generates thumbnail preview from content on your computer or from network folders, creating icon menus with descriptions and insertion standards that can easily be shared by users in a network or even in a standalone environment.

  • Organizes blocks and details for individual use or for your entire company!
  • You can decide who has permissions to create and change libraries!

This is a Try & Buy product. You may try the software free for 30 days. Once the 30-day period has expired, you may order a license to continue using it. The license (activation key) registers the software on your computer, unlocking and activating the evaluation version.
You can place your order by clicking Buy SeeBlock.

Free DetailManager

From the Autodesk App Store:

The DetailManager makes your search for detail drawings effortless from your corporate library. It comes from years of experience in Autodesk® AutoCAD® and it is one of the AutoCAD Productivity tool developed by CADManagerTools.com

Key Features:
  1. Easy to use Interface.
  2. Makes the Detail file management so simple by organizing your Details in discipline specific directory structure.
  3. Details can be easily searched and listed with added description.
  4. Supports Windows 32/64 bit AutoCAD 2013 to AutoCAD 2019 and Verticals.


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Free Scatter – Scatter Selected Objects by Random Nudging

From the Autodesk App Store:

Uses random number generator to nudge regularly placed object patterns in XY, XYZ or along a selected curve. Applies uniform or normal distribution. Optionally you can also randomly rotate or scale or thicken or recolor selected objects. Can be used to add real-life touch to automatically generated arrays - orchards, parkings and crowds.

No nudge, just thickness and color

BatchPurge

From the Autodesk App Store:

Besides the styles and tables purgeable with native command, BatchPurge offers the opportunity to purge other unreferenced objects: groups, annotative scales, external references (DWG references, raster images, and underlays), obsolete entities (empty text and entity zero length) and DGN complex line styles.

The BPURGE command opens a dialog box to select the types of objects to purge.

Purge the current drawing or launch a batch processing on several files (DWG, DWS, and DWT).

A LISP function: gc-Purge is provided.

Batch processing dialog

Free Cadgen Quick Polyline

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application makes drawing repetitive polylines or splines between blocks fun again. It contains 4 commands-

CGQUICK_POLY - Draw a polyline by selecting 2 blocks. An automatic orthogonal polyline is drawn and filleted with an optional radius. The endpoints of the polyline are created in the center of the bounding rectangle for each block, excluding text and attributes. Then the polyline is trimmed at the outermost intersecting block entity.

CGPOLY - Draw a polyline by selecting all vertices. The polyline will be trimmed to the intersecting edge of any block that contains the first or last vertex, and filleted with an optional radius.

CGQUICK_SPLINE - Draw a spline by selecting 2 blocks. An automatic spline is drawn. The endpoints of the spline are created in the center of the bounding rectangle for each block, excluding text and attributes. Then the spline is trimmed at the outermost intersecting block entity.

CGSPLINE - Draw a spline by selecting all vertices. The spline will be trimmed to the intersecting edge of any block that contains the first or last vertex.

Trimming function ignores blocks on locked layers.


DWG Columns for Explorer Free

From the Autodesk App Store:

Show the DWG version in Explorer columns or even in file dialog boxes within Autodesk® AutoCAD® or other applications.

Sort files in Windows Explorer/File Explorer based on version.

No need to have AutoCAD installed. That means that everyone at your company can see this information.

Supported extensions are DWG, BAK, DWT, DWS, SV$ in any DWG file version as well as DXF.

InfoTip (ToolTip) with the DWG or DXF version can also be seen when hovering over a file.

Product page with more details: http://jtbworld.com/dwg-columns-for-explorer

This product is not running as an app within AutoCAD and does not include a Ribbon panel. Elevated user privileges are required to install this product. This app is a custom installer. Restart of Windows is required after installation.


Friday, February 22, 2019

comsSaveIt! – Automatically Saves Changes in a Local Folder

From the Autodesk App Store:

Ever happened you skipped a Save dialog and pressed a No instead of Yes?

comsSaveIt ! will monitor your savings and closings.

If you close a modified drawing without saving it, comsSaveIt! will save it anyway in a local folder you specified.

If you realize that you skipped a file saving, you can recover it from the local folder and restore it without any loss of time!

The plug-in will load at start up (it’s very small and you won’t notice any delay) and only one command is available: the command that will allow you to specify the saving folder.

If you specify a valid folder, the plug-in will be enabled.

If you specify a null folder (i.e. an empty name), then plug-in will be disabled.

comsSaveIt! It is NOT a recovery tool for damaged files, NOR a file recovery tool for lost files.

Break Dimensions

From the Autodesk App Store:

Breaks the selected dimensions by the specified points.

If the point is off of an object, it is automatically projected on to the object.



Free DiLeader – Advanced Leader Placement

From the Autodesk App Store:

DiLeader is the best leadering tool in the CAD platform, it allows you to create multiple leaders attached to an object.

DiLeader includes dynamic dragging and many more options, such as:
  • Switching arrow styles and sizes while creating your leader.
  • Automatic hide background entity with wipeout.
  • Automatic numeric or alphanumeric count.
  • Attach object to any entity.
  • Create multiple leader attach with crossing window.
  • Use Text or Mtext
  • Custom multi-language control panel.
  • Switch leader to DiLeader entity.

And much, much more !

MLeader, Leader and QLeader are out now! Welcome to the new DiLeader!

http://www.ductisoft.com/dileader.html


Free BlackBox AutoPurgeReg – Automatically Purge Registry Applications (RegApps) on Drawing Open and Save

From the Autodesk App Store:

BlackBox AutoPurgeReg for Autodesk® AutoCAD® allows users to automagically Purge Registry Applications ( RegApps) at drawing Open, and Save.

There are many ways to purge unused Registry Applications from a drawing, and users have been doing so for years. The difference being, this plug-in does it for you, and faster than traditional LISP or Command calls.

Document open

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hanna Batch Plot

From the Autodesk App Store:

  1. Batch Plot all drawing of a folder with model space or paper space.
  2. Support one/multi border in one model space or multi layout in paper space.
  3. Print to PDF, PLT or directly to printer.
  4. Support different paper plot to different plotter.
  5. Automatically calculate the drawing size and match to selected paper with correct paper size and print scale, or you can print all drawing to your selected format.
  6. Support customized drawing size.
  7. No Specical restricts for Drawing borders.
  8. User can define title template(block or no-block) properties for rename output file name/plot squence.
  9. Support plot to TIFF, need Acrobat pre-installed.
  10. Plot to printer support by paper size squence.
  11. Support Simply Chinese/English 32/64bit Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2008 to 2018. For 2008 - 2011 load the plug-in manually by using "netload" "menuload" command.


Free Units Conversion

From the Autodesk App Store:

Converts hundreds of international and historical physical measurement units, not only from the CAD area - length, area, volume, time, mass, density, speed, pressure, force, moment, power, flux, numbers, luminous intensity, electric charge, etc.

New historical units added - French, German, British, Greek, Asian.

The application palette

Free Arrange

From the Autodesk App Store:

Arrange allows you to precisely position objects in Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawings. It enables you to align objects where the centers or edges of their bounding boxes are lined up to one another. It also enables you to distribute objects where they are equally spaced based on the centers or edges of their bounding boxes.

You can align objects with respect to each other or a specific reference point. In either case, the objects are lined up by the edges or centers of their bounding boxes horizontally or vertically.

The distribution of objects is used so that the centers or edges of their bounding boxes appear at equal horizontal or vertical intervals. You can also distribute objects so that there are equal spacings between them, or attract objects for making zero spacing between them.


Free TotalLength

From the Autodesk App Store:

TotalLength is an Auto Lisp script calculating the total length of multiple objects of user-selected type(s) - lines, arcs, polylines, circles or combinations of them.

TotalLength is a universal plug-in and can be used in any field of design where such calculations are needed - for the total length of walls, fences, cables, pipes, pavements, etc.

The dialog box makes the app intuitive to work with, so there will be no need to spend a lot of time studying it. The result of the total length calculations is displayed in an editable field and is copied to clipboard for further use.