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    Default Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    We've had the favorite programs post; I've seem the FireFox Stuff, but I don't recall a post dedicated to "My Favorite Plain Ole AutoCAD Add-Ons"...

    So, What are you favorite AutoCAD add-ons, the stuff used daily, can not live without? Might as well put me a drafting board with a box of crayons without this stuff!
    Who makes it? and where can it be found? and if you want "Why?"

    QuikPik, Periscope, and SuperPurge
    www.manusoft.com

    DocumentTabs
    www.caelink.com

    llpsite toolbar
    (out of business)

    NewCADtools2
    http://www.cadhedral.com/

    LayerToolbar, Paper/Model Toolbar
    http://www.spaug.org/Toolbars.Html
    Last edited by Glenn Pope; 2005-07-15 at 07:20 PM. Reason: Corrected link to spang's toolbar site.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    Quote Originally Posted by todw

    QuikPik, Periscope, and SuperPurge
    www.manusoft.com

    DocumentTabs
    www.caelink.com
    Periscope is OK but I prefer BubbleCAD
    http://www.bubblecad.com/en/bubble.htm

    And for multi document controle I use DocBar
    http://cadwerx.net
    which was free until just a little while ago
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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    Be careful with anything that tabulates drawings. I had the DocBar crash, balloon a file to 3mb, and I lost my work. I was not able to recover the 3mb file due to some junk code imbedded within the file.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    We've rolled our own. Our favorites:

    - A VBA button that asks you to select an xref, then opens the file. (AutoCAD 2002 only has REFEDIT, which doesn't always work and can give unpredictable results.)
    - Another VBA button that removes all the layer filters from the LAYER dialog. Doing this speeds up drawings a lot.
    - A LISP button that sets all the dimensioning variables and sets up an office-standard dimensioning style.
    - A macro button that selects the last object created and hatches it (of course it only works if the last object created was a closed polyline, circle, ellipse, rectangle, etc.).

    Michael Evans

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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    Quote Originally Posted by michael.12445
    We've rolled our own. Our favorites:

    - A VBA button that asks you to select an xref, then opens the file. (AutoCAD 2002 only has REFEDIT, which doesn't always work and can give unpredictable results.)
    - Another VBA button that removes all the layer filters from the LAYER dialog. Doing this speeds up drawings a lot.
    - A LISP button that sets all the dimensioning variables and sets up an office-standard dimensioning style.
    - A macro button that selects the last object created and hatches it (of course it only works if the last object created was a closed polyline, circle, ellipse, rectangle, etc.).

    Michael Evans
    I'd like to see that Open Xref VBA code. I did mine in LSP, using VBA, called OpenX.lsp.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    I regret that you feel you had a bad experience with DocBar. However I must make it clear that there is no way that DocBar could have been the source of your problem (with respect to the ballooning drawing size) as it has no code that modifies or adds anything (visible or otherwise) to the drawing. Unfortunately, earlier versions did contain code that would catch unhandled exceptions that were generated in other (non-DocBar) code and would report the error giving the false impression that it was DocBar that caused the crash.

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    QuikPik - don't leave home without it!
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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    Quote Originally Posted by todw
    I'd like to see that Open Xref VBA code. I did mine in LSP, using VBA, called OpenX.lsp.

    Todd,

    Please see the attached file.

    Regards,

    Michael Evans
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    Default Re: Your Favorite VANILLA AutoCad Add-Ons

    Quote Originally Posted by michael.12445
    Todd,
    Please see the attached file.
    Regards,
    Michael Evans
    Michael,

    Thanks for the file. I'll do a side by side of this and mine; maybe learn something. Be more dangerous!

    Here's mine for comparisons.

    Thanks again,

    EDIT: Forgot to mention the nice comments inside the DVB. Easy to follow
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    We use Smartlister and Smartmodeler (www.millister.com). They give excellent outputs of model information, plus allow you to modify your solid models. If you get it be sure to try the Smartmodeling Stretch command. I use it constantly! That's all I have to say about that.

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