Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SSMPropEditor – Edit Sheet Set Properties on Multiple Sheets; Works With AutoCAD’s Sheet Set Manager and AutoCAD Architecture’s Project Navigator

From the JTB World website:

SSMPropEditor

About

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 bulk updated.


Copy Sheet Properties from one sheet to one or multiple other sheets.

Copy Sheet Set Properties from one Sheet Set to another. If the property itself is not existing in the destination Sheet Set it will be created.

Increment revisions quickly on multiple sheets.

Paste the total sheet count to any property.

Optionally rename the actual drawing file associated with the sheet.

Optionally rename actual layout name on the drawing file associated with the sheet.

Export all Sheet or Sheet Set Properties information to a text file or an Excel file.

Import back the exported file after manual changes have been made. Search or Find and replace can be used for example in Notepad or Excel.

Find and replace text values on properties.

Launch your DWG application from the tree view opening the sheet drawing. The application could for example be AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT or TrueView.

Workaround when sheet title contains unsupported characters? Have you got “The name cannot be longer than 64 characters”? SSMPropEditor can help with this.

SSMPropEditor will save you time and money and make you less frustrated when you don't need to edit one sheet at a time.


Update and correct non-existing paths to improve performance of the Sheet Set Manager.


The installer now adds Edit With SSMPropEditor to Windows Explorer context menu for DST files. "Add Edit With SSMPropEditor to Explorer.reg" and "Remove Edit With SSMPropEditor to Explorer.reg" are added to installation folder and can be used manually.

When it comes to Sheet Set Manager performance within AutoCAD (and possibly other CAD applications) there can be several reasons. There are a few things that can be done to tune it in. Take a look at these posts:
Performance tips when using SSM
Sheet Set Manager performance tips
Try also to temporary disable the anti-virus and then try SSM. If it is quicker there might be ways to configure it to exclude AutoCAD.

DST Converter

The DST converter is useful for IT or CAD Managers to correct performance problems with SSM Sheet Sets that started to perform badly. The program converts a DST file to an XML file that can be edited in an XML editor or Notepad and then converted back to DST. One customer used it to replace some dead paths in an SSM file and made a 50 sheet set of construction dwgs each open in 20 seconds instead of the 1½-2 minutes it was taking. Another customer found that the size of the DST was increasing more than reasonable and was able to manually compress and remove erroneous data. Eventually found out that changing the "include in publish" status was what caused the bloat.

There is no trial for DST Converter but if you open a DST file in SSMPropEditor a corresponding XML file will be created in the %TEMP% folder so you can review the format of it. Purchase details.

For one customer there were two "nodes" in this path: AcSmDatabase\AcSmSheetSet\AcSmPublishOptions each named "AcSmCustomPropertyBag" that each contained over 8MB of data. He deleted these nodes and converted the XML back to a DST and everything is OK.

So for some reason, it looks like changing the "include in publish" status (at least in this particular SS) is causing the bloat.

DST Converter can also be used to merge Sheet Sets.

Merge, purge and convert Sheet Set DST files for AutoCAD, BricsCAD, GstarCAD, NanoCAD Plus/Pro and any other CAD software using Sheet Set DST files with our JTB DST Tool.

Download

SSMPropEditor works for 30 days in trial mode with full functionality. If you purchased on or after November 1, 2017 the upgrade is free of charge.

Current version is 7.1. The installer download is 6.0 MB. This installer will also install SSMPropEditor as AutoCAD app. This will install a Plug-ins/Add-ins Ribbon tab panel in AutoCAD 2012 up to AutoCAD 2019 as well as verticals. (Menu will not show up in AutoCAD LT).


Other languages can be made available upon request and with some help with the translation.

There is also a portable download with the possibility to get the files without the need run the installation. Just extract the files to any folder on your computer or USB memory and run SSMPropEditor.exe.


SSMPropEditor can be downloaded and installed as an app from the Autodesk App Store site. Purchase is also available through this site.


If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Newsletter

Subscribe to our SSMPropEditor newsletter or any of our other Newsletters.

System requirements

.NET Framework 4.6.1 or later - Download at Microsoft.com

Operating system - Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 2008 Server. Both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Contact us if there's a need for support for older Windows versions.

To rename the actual layout name full AutoCAD 2013 or newer needs to be installed.

The software runs stand-alone and does not require AutoCAD or other CAD software to be installed .
Compatible with AutoCAD versions (2005 and up to AutoCAD 2019) that has Sheet Set Manager (SSM). Works with all flavors/verticals based on AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), Architectural Desktop (ADT), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.  Compatible with AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD LT, etc.
Compatible with BricsCAD V13 and newer.
Compatible with GstarCAD 2015 and newer.
Compatible with NanoCAD Plus/Pro 8.0 and newer.

JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer


Purchase

SSMPropEditor

New license: 95 USD for one license of SSMPropEditor or less depending on the quantity of licenses.


SSMPropEditor can also be downloaded, installed and purchased as an app from the Autodesk App Store site. Use this link to purchase.


Upgrade license: 45 USD for one license of SSMPropEditor or less depending on the quantity of licenses. If you purchased on or after November 1, 2017 the upgrade is free of charge.


If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual (as a minimum for the version available when purchased) and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

The network license system is available at no extra cost and normally most useful for companies with quite many licenses. The network license is priced the same but you basically need a license per user anyway as the license will be locked to that user for 4 weeks after last usage.
Reason is that this app is not such that you keep it running for an extended time. But the network license helps when you have many licenses as each computer does not need to be activated through us.
There is volume discount available with purchase of multiple licenses.

Available payment methods depending on country where payment is done from: Local Bank Transfer (Canada), Wire Transfer to Canada, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque (to Canada). Via BlueSnap (Global Payment Gateway) these methods may be available (not a complete list as it is updated from time to time by BlueSnap): Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, ACH, Google Pay, UK Direct Debit, Smart Debit, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Apple Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney, Sofort, Giropay, iDeal, ENETS and Alipay (SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy

DST Converter

6 USD for one license of DST Converter or less depending on the quantity of licenses. When your purchase is completed you will get an email with the DST Converter download.

If you want more functionality and ease of use take a look at our JTB DST Tool as it can merge, purge and convert Sheet Set DST files for AutoCAD, BricsCAD and any other CAD software using Sheet Set DST files.


If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual (as a minimum for the version available when purchased) and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

Available payment methods depending on country where payment is done from: Local Bank Transfer (Canada), Wire Transfer to Canada, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque (to Canada). Via BlueSnap (Global Payment Gateway) these methods may be available (not a complete list as it is updated from time to time by BlueSnap): Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, ACH, Google Pay, UK Direct Debit, Smart Debit, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Apple Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney, Sofort, Giropay, iDeal, ENETS and Alipay (SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy



SSMPropEditor is brought to you by JTB World. It's priced at US $95.00.

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

There's more information available on the JTB World website »

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