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Multiple drawings can be automatically created from a typical drawing or updated based on a control file that can be created with an Excel template. Make the changes in Excel and let the program do all the work for you. This is a real time saver if you need to make adjustments on hundreds or thousands of drawings.

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Multiple drawings can be automatically created from a typical drawing or updated based on a control file that can be created with an Excel template. Make the changes in Excel and let the program do all the work for you. This is a real time saver if you need to make adjustments on hundreds or thousands of drawings.

Optionally an AutoLISP file (*.lsp;*.vlx;*.fas) can be loaded for each drawing. Each drawing can use a separate AutoLISP file if needed. This gives you almost unlimited flexibility when it comes to what task you want to automate.

Example of usages: Add a stamp block; insert a title block; update text or attributes in the title block; insert text, block or xref; change text or attribute values and more. Change all external references (xrefs) from absolute paths to relative paths for archive purpose. Find and replace attribute or text values.

Bulk updating AutoCAD or BricsCAD drawings in most any way that you would like.

If you have an idea of what you want to automate but don't know how to realize it, contact us for a solution.

AutoGen

AutoGen creates new drawings based on one or more template drawings based on the control file. In the process text, mtext and block attribute values can be changed individually on each new drawing.

It is possible to change only a part of the text string. If the template drawing contain the text "SHEET #sheetno#" it can be updated to for example "SHEET 1" by specifying #sheetno# as the text to change.

Depending on your computer performance and the complexity of the drawing you can generate around 100 drawings in just 60 seconds.

AutoGen Excel template

AutoGen has been used by customers creating instrumentation drawings, loop diagrams (loop drawings), schematics in an automated way based on data in a spreadsheet.

AutoIns

AutoIns inserts text, blocks or xrefs into drawings based on the control file.

These are the properties that can be set using the control file.

Object Property
General Layer
General Color
General Rotation
General Insertion point X
General Insertion point Y
General Insertion point Z
General Layout
General UCS (Current, World, Named)
Block/Xref Path+Name
Block/Xref Scale X
Block/Xref Scale Y
Block/Xref Scale Z
Block Explode (Yes/No)
Xref Reference type (Attach/Overlay)
Xref Path type (Full/Relative/No)
Text Style
Text Justify
Text Height
Text Width factor
Text Obliquing

In case you want to insert for example a circle or more complex geometry you can make a block of it and the insert it with the Explode property set to Yes.

AutoIns Excel template

AutoUpd

AutoUpd updates existing drawings based on the control file.
In the process text and attribute values can be changed individually on each new drawing.

It is possible to change both the whole text string or only a part of the text string. If the template drawing contain the text "SHEET #sheetno#" it can be updated to for example "SHEET 1" by specifying #sheetno# as the text to change.

AutoUpd Excel template

It is also possible to update text found at a location by defining a rectangle with two coordinates. This is for example useful if a title block contains mtext or text objects not being part of a block object.

With the Import from drawings button you can get block and attribute information from one or many drawings.

Example on how to search and replace attribute values or text.

Customer testimonials

"I am very happy with this product."

One user had "4700 drawings to update" with different title blocks and was able to do it quickly with JTB CAD Automation Tools.

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If you want other features added feel free to contact us with your wishes.