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Batch process AutoCAD with the help of Excel with JTB Batch Change.

JTB Batch Change brings the AutoCAD ActiveX Object Model to your command via Excel design spreadsheets. Some feature examples are:

With Batch Rename Objects you can rename layers in hundreds of drawing by substituting text "Concrete" with "CONC", or add a prefix of "AC " to each layer's name

With Batch Find and Replace you can find and replace text on multiple drawings.

You can import and update all blocks from a standard drawing to hundreds of other drawings.

You can replace all inserted blocks "DOOR-BD3" in layer "Archs" with block "DOOR-AC1", and move them to layer "ARCH-FURN"

You can change all texts whose styles are not prefixed with "ELEC" to "ELEC Standard" style, then change all block's attributes whose tag is "DATE" to current date.

You can for example change color and layer of all entities or specific entities like tex, mtext, dimensions. The options are almost endless.

You can convert all your inserted blocks from dynamic to static, or to anonymous blocks.

You can flatten all your drawing objects by setting all Z coordinates to 0.

You can Unload or Detach xrefs or change their name, file name or path.

Batch change drawing properties

Additionally, you can perform Batch Audit and Purge as well as much more.

When done with a batch processing you can see what has been processed in the log.

This is a great tool in the hands of AutoCAD users or CAD managers.


You can use JTB Batch Change trial license for evolution and educational purpose only. Trial license is limited to work on less than 700 object-drawings (in Model Space). Open Help worksheet to get your computer ID number. When purchased, send that number to JTB World for Activation Code.

Support is available during the trial as well as after purchase.

JTB Batch Change for AutoCAD 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 My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.


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System requirements

Operating system - Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit. Windows Vista and Windows XP are not directly supported but should work still work fine to use.

Compatible with AutoCAD versions (2012 and up to AutoCAD 2019). Works with all flavors/verticals based on AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer




150 USD for one license of JTB Batch Change or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

Secure Online Payments and Credit Card Processing by BlueSnap

Purchase can also be done on the Autodesk App Store site.

Open Help worksheet in "%appdata%\JTB Batch Change.bundle\Contents\JTB Batch Change <version>.xlsm" to get your computer ID number. Send that number to JTB World for Activation Code after purchase is done.

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 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, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Apple Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney, SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, Sofort, Giropay, iDeal and Alipay (SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy


Click here to see the documentation.

Version History

Most recent and previous versions:

  • 2018-03-29 - version 1.7
    • Fix bug in changing text: unexpectedly trim off spaces at text's beginning and end.
    • Fix Log report on Text and *Cancel*
    • Network license implemented.
    • Add support for Drawing Standard file(*.dws)
    • Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support.
    • Fix minor issues.
  • 2017-06-13 - version 1.6
    • Fixed bug in find and replace text in Mtext that happens since version 1.3
    • Added support for Drawing Template file(*.dwt)
  • 2017-03-21 - version 1.5
    • Added support for AutoCAD® 2018
  • 2016-09-17 - version 1.4 (update)
    • Fixed some spelling errors (no change in version number)
  • 2016-08-09 - version 1.4
    • Add ObjectDBX Disabled Mode to process drawings with proxy objects if Save Error happens in Normal Mode.
    • Fix bug in Import sheet - Find Value formula.
    • Add Xref Layer object.
  • 2016-06-28 - version 1.3
    • Fix bug in Owner Name (the owner block's name) of Attribute Reference.
    • Add Width Factor and ObliqueAngle properties to Text, Attribute and Attribute Reference objects.
  • 2016-03-28 - version 1.2
    • Fix bug in Owner Name filter.
    • Fix bug when hidden rows are included in drawings and commands selection.
    • Text replacement function upgrade.
    • Added support for AutoCAD® 2017
    • No change in version number.
  • version 1.2
    • Replace Log Window by Log Spreadsheet.
    • Fix bugs for working with Excel language packs other than English.
    • Minor bugs fixed.
  • version 1.1
    • Minor bug fixed.
    • Drawings backup folder is set to one place, and can be change via Help worksheet.
  • 2015-04-20 - version 1.0
    • First release

License agreement

The license agreement is found here.



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