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lemaire10
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Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

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03-09-2009 07:12 AM
Hi all,

Do you know what are the top 5 add ons software sold with AutoCAD? Which one do you use the most?

Thanks for your answers
*Brad
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Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-09-2009 02:48 PM in reply to: lemaire10

That would depend on how you define add-on.  Do you include or exclude
the vertical packages?  Do you really mean "sold with" or just available to
run with AutoCAD?  I don't know about top five, but some of my favorite
programs that work with AutoCAD are XL2CAD and Acroplot.  Some of my other
add-ons are just macros that I have written along the way for my needs. 
Some that I use a lot are layer commands with wild cards in the layer names, a
polyline join macro, and a zoom all in paper space macro.  Lately I have
been heavily using a macro to sort out draw order issues.

 

As for verticals, that depends on what type of people do.  I use Civil
3D, but I have looked into Inventor for some charity work I do.  I did not
go that way because the prices was too high for me personally without a
commercial application. 


Brad
C3D 2009 SP1
XP Pro

 

Hi
all, Do you know what are the top 5 add ons software sold with AutoCAD? Which
one do you use the most? Thanks for your answers
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lemaire10
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-09-2009
Message 3 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-10-2009 02:55 AM in reply to: lemaire10
Hi Brad,

Thank you for your answer. I really mean "sold with" because I am trying to understand what are the add ons solution used the most with AutoCAD by their users. I also include vertical packages as a way to see or not if AutoCAD users are trying to upgrade their product or just add few functions that are not in the original autoCAD package.

Don't hesitate if you want to share more information.

Best
Martin
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AmerieWhite
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎12-24-2008
Message 4 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-10-2009 04:51 AM in reply to: lemaire10
AutoDWG PDFin? I bought it from an AutoCAD reseller.
*Dean Saadallah
Message 5 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-10-2009 05:56 AM in reply to: lemaire10
>>>..."sold with"...<<<

Most Authorized resellers would push a vertical over selling an add-on to
plain AutoCAD, so for your question to be answered you really need to wait
for a reseller to let you know the 'top 5' you seek.

If you are not looking for a reseller's list of top 5, but what users
actually by after finding plain AutoCAD to be inadequate, rephrase your
posting: you'd get more true answers in this END USER forum.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
--
*Nathan
Message 6 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-10-2009 06:34 PM in reply to: lemaire10

Care to share the macro for draworder.

(Why would I want text obscured by something
else).


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">


That would depend on how you define add-on.  Do you include or
exclude the vertical packages?  Do you really mean "sold with" or just
available to run with AutoCAD?  I don't know about top five, but some of
my favorite programs that work with AutoCAD are XL2CAD and Acroplot. 
Some of my other add-ons are just macros that I have written along the way for
my needs.  Some that I use a lot are layer commands with wild cards in
the layer names, a polyline join macro, and a zoom all in paper space
macro.  Lately I have been heavily using a macro to sort out draw order
issues.

 

As for verticals, that depends on what type of people do.  I use
Civil 3D, but I have looked into Inventor for some charity work I do.  I
did not go that way because the prices was too high for me personally without
a commercial application. 


Brad
C3D 2009 SP1
XP Pro

 

Hi
all, Do you know what are the top 5 add ons software sold with AutoCAD? Which
one do you use the most? Thanks for your answers
*Brad
Message 7 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-12-2009 09:23 AM in reply to: lemaire10

This was designed to work with LT 2005 so it uses some commands that may
not be necessary with full AutoCAD or newer versions.   It
probably does not need all of the regens at the end either, but it is designed
to work on object we keep in paperspace and return the drawing in paperspace
with a zoom all.  I also have not adopted it for use in non-English
versions.  Watch the line wrap.  There are no spaces or returns in the
macro other than ;

 

You will need to set up a dummy layer state called "1".  It does to
matter what it is, but the macro will stumble if it is not there
there. 

 

C^Cps;-La;A;d;1;s;1;;;;GRAPHSCR;-layer;set;pavement;f;*;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;back;-la;thaw;Grass;set;grass;freez;Pavement;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;back;-la;thaw;hatch;set;hatch;freez;grass;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;back;-la;a;r;1;;;ms;re;ps;re;z;a;

 

If you are only worried about text, the I would do something like
this:

 


C^C-La;A;d;1;s;1;;;;GRAPHSCR;-layer;set;text;f;*;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;front;-la;a;r;1;;;re;ms;re;ps;re;z;a;

 

Of course, this only works on one layer at a time, so you may have to add
some other thaws to get the rest of the text to be included.


Brad
C3D 2009 SP1
XP Pro



Care to share the macro for draworder.

(Why would I want text obscured by something
else).


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">


That would depend on how you define add-on.  Do you include or
exclude the vertical packages?  Do you really mean "sold with" or just
available to run with AutoCAD?  I don't know about top five, but some of
my favorite programs that work with AutoCAD are XL2CAD and Acroplot. 
Some of my other add-ons are just macros that I have written along the way for
my needs.  Some that I use a lot are layer commands with wild cards in
the layer names, a polyline join macro, and a zoom all in paper space
macro.  Lately I have been heavily using a macro to sort out draw order
issues.

 

As for verticals, that depends on what type of people do.  I use
Civil 3D, but I have looked into Inventor for some charity work I do.  I
did not go that way because the prices was too high for me personally without
a commercial application. 


Brad
C3D 2009 SP1
XP Pro

 

Hi
all, Do you know what are the top 5 add ons software sold with AutoCAD? Which
one do you use the most? Thanks for your answers
Active Contributor
PaulCloutier
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎03-13-2009
Message 8 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-13-2009 12:24 PM in reply to: lemaire10
In 3D -- http://www.acadianagraphics.com/
*Nathan
Message 9 of 9 (832 Views)

Re: Add ons software used with AutoCAD?

03-14-2009 07:44 PM in reply to: lemaire10

excellant, thanks for posting.


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">


This was designed to work with LT 2005 so it uses some commands that may
not be necessary with full AutoCAD or newer versions.   It
probably does not need all of the regens at the end either, but it is designed
to work on object we keep in paperspace and return the drawing in paperspace
with a zoom all.  I also have not adopted it for use in non-English
versions.  Watch the line wrap.  There are no spaces or returns in
the macro other than ;

 

You will need to set up a dummy layer state called "1".  It does to
matter what it is, but the macro will stumble if it is not there
there. 

 

C^Cps;-La;A;d;1;s;1;;;;GRAPHSCR;-layer;set;pavement;f;*;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;back;-la;thaw;Grass;set;grass;freez;Pavement;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;back;-la;thaw;hatch;set;hatch;freez;grass;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;back;-la;a;r;1;;;ms;re;ps;re;z;a;

 

If you are only worried about text, the I would do something like
this:

 


C^C-La;A;d;1;s;1;;;;GRAPHSCR;-layer;set;text;f;*;;_select;_auto;all;;draworder;previous;;front;-la;a;r;1;;;re;ms;re;ps;re;z;a;

 

Of course, this only works on one layer at a time, so you may have to add
some other thaws to get the rest of the text to be included.


Brad
C3D 2009 SP1
XP Pro



Care to share the macro for
draworder.

(Why would I want text obscured by something
else).


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">


That would depend on how you define add-on.  Do you include or
exclude the vertical packages?  Do you really mean "sold with" or just
available to run with AutoCAD?  I don't know about top five, but some
of my favorite programs that work with AutoCAD are XL2CAD and
Acroplot.  Some of my other add-ons are just macros that I have written
along the way for my needs.  Some that I use a lot are layer commands
with wild cards in the layer names, a polyline join macro, and a zoom all in
paper space macro.  Lately I have been heavily using a macro to sort
out draw order issues.

 

As for verticals, that depends on what type of people do.  I use
Civil 3D, but I have looked into Inventor for some charity work I do. 
I did not go that way because the prices was too high for me personally
without a commercial application. 


Brad
C3D 2009 SP1
XP Pro

 

Hi
all, Do you know what are the top 5 add ons software sold with AutoCAD?
Which one do you use the most? Thanks for your answers

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