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  2. We do not provide technical support of any kind on freeware.

Multiple Platforms:  In general, the free tools listed here work with full AutoCAD 2007 or higher (no LT) and BricsCAD v12 Pro Windows (or higher).  Most files with a LSP extension should work on others like IntelliCAD.  See the columns to the right of each tool for specific minimum/maximum versions.

Autodesk AppStore:  For those running the most recent versions of AutoCAD, using the icons below provides an easy to use installer.  For users of older versions of AutoCAD, as well as BricsCAD and IntelliCAD, use the ZIP file option in the first column.

  Title Description AutoCAD
(NO LT)
BricsCAD
Pro+
IntelliCAD Authors
Rating
Video
Demo
AutoWblock.zip Automates the exporting of multiple Blocks or Layers (model space contents) from a drawing to separate files in a designated target folder. 2007-2020 Autodesk App Store v13-v20 8.4-9.2 AutoWblock Demo
BRGDIST.DWG A dynamic block that uses grips and fields, updates on regen. 2007+   - -  
CLIPCOPY.ZIP Easily copy multiple text and/or mtext objects to the Windows clipboard for pasting into other applications such as Word processors. 2007-2017   - -  
DwgSearch.zip Search quickly through multiple drawings for specified word strings, while specifying which objects and tables to search. Because of the way strings are compressed in a dwg file, you can't use Windows Search. 2010-2020 Autodesk App Store Pro+
v13-v20
8.4-9.2 DwgSearch Demo
GroupManager.zip Provides additional group functionality not available in built-in CAD commands. There is a dialog version as well as a command line version. 2010-2020 Autodesk App Store Pro+
v13-v20
8.4-9.2 GroupManager Demo
LAYERREP.ZIP Displays an exact representation of the layer dialog in your browser, ready to save or print.  Graphical icons vary depending on the CAD engine used. 2007-2009(1)   Pro v12+ 8.4-9.2  
LayerFilter.zip Export layer filters from a drawing to an external file that can be imported into new drawings using the companion import tool. 2007-2020 Autodesk App Store Pro+
v13-v20
8.4-9.2  
OrderByLayer.zip Reorders layers in the drawing using a dialog to move layers up/down. 2007-2020 Autodesk App Store Pro+
v13-v20
8.4-9.2 OrderByLayer Demo
TXT2MTXT.ZIP Converts text objects to mtext using three different methods.  Individual mode, each text object is converted in place.  Stack mode, all text selected is automatically converted to a single mtext. Multistack mode, all text is converted into multiple logical clusters, forming multiple mtext objects. 2007-2017   - -  

ZIP File Notes: 

  • If you have problems NETLOADing, you may need to unblock the ZIP & DLLs using Windows Explorer.
  • Netloading from network drives may fail, consider using a local drive/path (like D:\CADSTUFF).
  • After the first manual load, the add-on will automatically load for subsequent sessions.
  • All CAD sessions must be closed before DLLs can be deleted or updated.
  • You can safely delete any ToolSet##.dll you are not using (files ending in A are for AutoCAD, B = BricsCAD, I = IntelliCAD).

(1)AutoCAD 2010 introduced a problem preventing the .NET webbrowser control from printing.

 
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