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DotSoft Welcomes You

Thank you for visiting our web site.  DotSoft has been in business since 1988, an Autodesk Registered Developer since 1992, a Bricsys Registered Developer since 2008 and recently became a ZWSOFT Registered Developer.  Years of experience working with CAD allows us to understand it's limitations and design solutions to significantly improve your productivity.  Our mission is to provide low cost solutions in the form of high quality software.


AutoCAD 2015 Compatibility [03-28-2014]
All of our current releases will work on 2015, including ToolPac 15.0, XL2CAD 6.1, WD2CAD 2.2 and MapWorks 5.0.

  • Users with the current version (but an old install of it) will need to update to the latest build.
  • Users of older versions will require an upgrade to run with this version of AutoCAD.

Link2CAD 1.0 Released [01-13-2014]
This new tool allows you to place instances of documents, spreadsheets and tables into AutoCAD, BricsCAD and ZWCAD drawings.  Handles OpenDocument formats (created by OpenOffice, LibreOffice and Google Docs) as well as the new Office Open XML formats (Excel XLSx and Word DOCx).  It instantly draws the linked file in CAD using native geometry (lines, fills and mtext) and links it.


The right tools for Office documents
We have several tools that interact with Microsoft Office and OpenDesign Compatibles in different ways and potential users can get confused on which they need.

Product Requirements Description
XL2CAD

● AutoCAD 2007+
● BricsCAD v12 Pro+
● Excel 2000+

Application running inside AutoCAD/BricsCAD, designed to produce the most accurate linked representation of the spreadsheet possible.  Professional version includes additional tools to assist in data transfer to and from Excel.
Word2CAD ● AutoCAD 2007+
● BricsCAD v12 Pro+
● Word 2000+
Application running inside AutoCAD/BricsCAD, designed to produce accurate representations of the word document.  Results are optionally linked to allow automatic update on drawing open.
Link2CAD ● AutoCAD 2007+
● BricsCAD v12 Pro+
● ZWCAD 2014 Pro+
Application running inside AutoCAD/BricsCAD/ZWCAD, places documents as mtext, spreadsheets as styled blocks, or data sources as table objects.  Links update (if the source data changed) when the drawing is opened.  Reads file directly so no office application is required.
Excel2DWG

● Excel 2000+
● DWG Software

Add-in running inside MS Excel, produces accurate representations of the spreadsheet by creating a DWG file directly.  Results update automatically as the spreadsheet changes.
Word2DWG ● Word 2000+
● DWG Software
Add-in running inside MS Word, produces representations of the document by creating a DWG file directly.  Results update automatically as the document changes.

Discussion Forums Established [12-23-2013]
We have set up a forum discussion area where users can discuss not only our products, but also professional aspects of their work (like Surveying, GIS/Mapping, etc).  If you would like to see additional forums established, contact our support department and provide details about the type of professional forum to create.


CAD Bundle Better Than Ever!
These products (if purchased separately) add up to $515.  However if purchased together, they can be obtained for only $345 in this special offer.

Product

Price

ToolPac 15.0

$245

XL2CAD 6.1 Pro

$145

Word2CAD 2.2

$75

SuperScript 2.0

$50

Regular Total

$515

 
AutoCAD 2007+

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BricsCAD Pro v12+

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ZWCAD 2014+

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ZWCAD 2014 Pro Compatibility [11-04-2013]
We are pleased to announce that we have ported our software to the ZWCAD platform (Pro Version 2014 or higher), bringing our CAD engine count up to three platforms!  We are offering an introductory 25% discount to ZWCAD users through the end of the calendar year.  Simply fill your cart with ZWCAD add-ons and enter the coupon code 45K2D47VWG in the field near the total.


BricsCAD v14 Compatibility [10-29-2013]
All of our current releases will work on the newest release of BricsCAD v14 (Pro or higher), including ToolPac 15.0, XL2CAD 6.1, WD2CAD 2.2 and MapWorks 4.0.  Users of older versions of our products will require an upgrade to run with this version of BricsCAD (BricsCAD v12/v13 Pro remains supported as well).


ToolPac 15.0 Released [8-19-2013]
The ultimate collection of productivity tools for AutoCAD/BricsCAD just got better.  Dozens of additional tools and numerous refinements to existing tools.  Fully compatible with AutoCAD 2014 and BricsCAD v13 Pro (including the 64bit version).  All the details on the ToolPac 15.0 page.

Existing users, what's new in recent releases: 15.0 14.0 13.0 12.0 11.0 10.0 Upgrade form.


Word2DWG 2.1 Released [07-28-2010]
DotSoft has developed a revolutionary new way to solve the problem of placing Word documents into CAD applications. The result is Word2DWG. We moved all the processing code inside Microsoft Word, directly creating a DWG (or DXF) file. You simply click an icon to create the DWG file. As changes are made, the DWG files are updated when the document is saved or closed!


Excel2DWG 5.2 Released [07-28-2010]
This release brings several improvements.  First we added backward compatibility with older versions of Excel (back to 2000) and the abilility to create older drawing files (2000 format). We also added the ability to 'Color By Layer' all objects (fills, lines, and text) so that the colors can be controlled by changing the color assigned to the layers. Several other improvements including faster generation of drawings and more.

Details: http://www.dotsoft.com/excel2dwg.htm


No VBA in Use, Fully 64bit Compatible [06-10-2010]
X VBA   We saw the writing on the wall with AutoCAD 2008 64bit and began porting all of our VBA code to the Managed .NET API.  Autodesk has recently announced that VBA will be discontinued in a future version (2012?) of AutoCAD.  Our current releases contain absolutely no AutoCAD VBA code so you don't have to worry about the future of our add-ons.
64bit   To make our products fully 64bit compatible, we also removed all 32bit windows dependencies.  When you install our software, absolutely nothing is placed in the Windows\Systems folders; all code resides in the application folder.  It's so independent and versatile that (provided you have the licenses) it can actually be copied to other machines.


DotSoft Celebrates 20 Years [05-01-08]
Redefining AutoCAD Productivity for over 20 Years!   In 1988 we sold our first software product.  After twenty years we are proud to say we have increased the productivity of thousands of designers.  We look forward to the future to expand on our accomplishments using the experience we've gained.

If you're not a user of our software, now is a great time to get involved as we move to an even more prosperous and productive future!


Civil3D.com Reviews LegalWorks [09-25-2006]
Jason Hickey of Civil3D.com (now with Autodesk) puts our Legal Description Writer through its paces.  Read his observations in this article.  Civil3D.com, An Incredible Tool for Surveyors, September 2006.


CADALYSY LABS Highly Recommended DotSoft's XL2CAD Receives CADalyst Labs "Highly Recommended" Status [06-01-06]

Our fourth generation Excel to AutoCAD import and information exchange tool was reviewed by CADalyst Magazine and received its highest rating.  You can read the review then try the demo to see for yourself why XL2CAD 4.0 is the best tool in its class.  The highest quality product that costs 1/2 of what the competition charges makes it a true best buy in AutoCAD add-on utilities.



Site & Corporate Licensing
DotSoft offers site and corporate licensing on most products.

Site: Covers all computers based out of a single location, present and future. As your group grows, you never have to purchase additional licenses.
Corporate: Covers all sites wholly owned by the purchasing organization, present and future. If you establish or acquire a new location, it's automatically covered.

Prices are based on your current number of users.  Contact our sales department and let us know the number of users.


CADENCE Magazine
"DotSoft's impressive collection of AutoCAD
add-on utilities package easily justifies its price"
CADENCE Magazine, January 1998

(And that was only ToolPac version 3.0!)


DotSoft Information

Sales:  
Address: DotSoft
3390 Morehead Road
Flemingsburg, KY 41041 USA
Phone: (606) 849-4312
Fax: (606) 849-3145
Email: Sales Department

See Support Page for support options.

 

 

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2015 Compatibility

DotSoft is proud of its tradition of supporting a new AutoCAD when it's released. AutoCAD 2015 is no exception, our leading products are fully compatible and ready to go immediately after it ships.

AutoCAD 2014 Compatible

Note: Users of older versions of our products will require an upgrade to run with the newer versions of AutoCAD.

 
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