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HTools Menu for AutoCAD

1. Introduction

Disclaimer: JTB World only resells HTools. For support contact enghansam@yahoo.com.

Important Note: You Need to install VBA Enabler Before using this tool.

HTools is a very easy-to-use AutoCAD tool. Programmed in VBA in AutoCAD by extension "dvb".

HTools is a menu to help AutoCAD users to work faster, and it is more accurate than manual work.

This is the Version 1.02 of HTools and it will be improved according to users demands, Compatible with AutoCAD (2004,2006,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012,2013,2014 32-bit). AutoCAD 2014 64-bit is not yet supported.

Here are YouTube Channel Link for tutorials:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQJlg-qucI9n1QCepFSwmQ

Install Video Link http://youtu.be/ZVVJ-xYunMc

How to Add H Tools Menu to AutoCAD Menu Cuix http://youtu.be/IJmd7XKuERE

1- if AutoCAD ask you about Security please choose enable macro.

2- Loading HTools Menu : Open AutoCAD then Double Click on Drawing or when you open any Drawing.

3- if you Enable UAC (User Account Control) you must at the first use to program please allow to register DLL by clicking Allow. 

2. menu features

Drawing...

  • Save Session.
  • Load Last Session.
  • Purge Folder including Sub Folders.
  • Convert Folder Dwg to Dxf.
  • Convert Folder Dxf to Dwg.
  • Convert Folder Dgn to Dwg (only for 2012,2013,2014).
  • Save & Close All Without confirmation.

Text...

  • Rotate Texts ByLayer By Angle.
  • Replace in Tolerence.
  • Strech Text By 2 Point.
  • Change Letter Case.
  • Count in Texts and wiche Layers.
  • Joint 2 Text in one.
  • Put Text Index.

Miscellaneous...

  • Unit LTS for Type.
  • Hatch PolyLines in Layer.
  • Dimension To PolyLine on Layer.
  • Scale XY-Polyline-Line-Dimension.
  • Correct Coordinate z=0 For 2D.
  • Calculate Layer Total Length.
  • Calculate Layer Total Area.

Object...

  • Replace Text in Layers Name.
  • Move Object-Color to Layer.
  • Move Object-Layer to Color.
  • Delete Object by Type-Layer-Color.
  • Delete Object by Type-Color.
  • Delete ALL OLE Object.

Blocks/Layouts

  • Explode All Blocks By Selection.
  • Delete All Blocks By Selection.
  • Zoom Extents All Layouts.
  • Delete Folder All Layouts.
  • Bind All External Reference.

3. How to...

3.1 Drawing

3.1.1 Save Session

   Click  Save Session on   Drawing menu.

   Session will be saved, this means that all open drawings will be saved as one package to reopen it again when it is needed by command Load Last Session.

   See Tutorial

3.1.2 Load Last Session

   Click  Load Last Session on  Drawing menu.

   Saved session will be reopened, this means that all drawings will be opened in AutoCAD and all drawings containing folder will be opened also.

   note: if there is more than one file from the same folder it will be opened once.

See Tutorial

3.1.3 Purge Folder including Sub Folders

Click  Purge Folder including Sub Folders on  Drawing menu.

  

Now Select one file from target folder.

Note: every single file in the choosen folder and any file in the sub folders will be instently opened, purged, zoomed, saved, and then it will be closed.

  See Tutorial

 

3.1.4 Convert Folder Dwg to Dxf

Click  Convert Folder Dwg to Dxf on Drawing menu. 

    Now Select one file from target folder.

Note: every single file in the choosen folder will be instently opened, converted, zoomed, saved by Dxf format, and then it will be closed.

 

3.1.5 Convert Folder Dxf to Dwg

Click  Convert Folder Dxf to Dwg on Drawing menu. 

    Now Select one file from target folder.

Note: every single file in the choosen folder will be instently opened, converted, zoomed, saved by Dwg format, and then it will be closed.

 

3.1.6 Convert Folder Dgn to Dwg

Click  Convert Folder Dgn to Dwg on Drawing menu. 

    Now Select one file from target folder.

Note: every single file in the choosen folder will be instently imported, zoomed, saved by Dwg format (please note that This Proccess take a long time).

 

3.1.7 Save & Close All Without confirmation

   Click  Save & Close All Without confirmation on Drawing menu.

All Opening Files will be saved without AutoCAD Confirmation.

 

3.2 Text

3.2.1 Rotate Texts By Layer By Angle

  Click  Rotate Texts By Layer By Angle on Text menu.

  this command will rotate all texts in a specific layer by a specific angle.

  there is tow option

  1- to rotate all texts in a specific layer have the same angle
  select one text from the target layer then you will be asked to enter the rotation angle value and all texts in this layer have the same angle will be rotated

  2- to rotate all texts in a layer by a specific angle
   select text contain "ALL" then all texts in this specific layer will be rotated by angle you are asked to choose.

   See Tutorial

3.2.2 Replace in Tolerence

  Click Replace in Tolerence on Text menu.

  this command will replace a specific text in all tolerences by a new one.

  you can choose to change the first text in tolerences or the second one (L or T Choice).

   See Tutorial

3.2.3 Strech Text By 2 Point

   Click Strech Text By 2 Point on  Text menu.

   this command Stretch Text by changing the width factor (in or out) by distance between 2 points.

  See Tutorial

3.2.4 Change Letter Case

   Click Change Letter Case  on  Text menu.

   this command changes the letter from one case to another in the text & Mtext when click on.

   the choices are:  Upper -Lower -Title -I nvert .

3.2.5 Find a Word Repetition And its Layer?

   Click Find a Word Repetition And its Layer? on  Text menu.

   this command gives the numbers of text and define the layers in which the text exists.

3.2.6 Joint 2 Text in one

   Click Joint 2 Text in one  on  Text menu.

   this command adds one existed chosen text to another chosen one with the possibility of erasing the second text or not.

3.2.7 Put Text Index

   Click Put Text Index on  Text menu.

   this command adds index (Numbers 1.2.3.... Or Letters A.B.C....) to first of the chosen text by Selection order .

3.3 Miscellaneous

3.3.1 Unit LTS for Type

   Click  Unit LTS for Type on Miscellaneous menu.

   this command change the linetypescale factor For all objects have the same linetype (first select object linetype then enter the new LineTypeScale).

   See Tutorial

3.3.2 Hatch PolyLines in Layer

  Click Hatch PolyLines in Layer on Miscellaneous menu.

  this command will shorten the needed time for hatching all Closed PolyLines in a specific layer by choosing one of them (by simple click). 

  See Tutorial

3.3.3 Dimension To PolyLine on Layer

  Click Dimension To PolyLine on Layer on Miscellaneous menu.

  this command will add X,Y dimensions to all PolyLines in a specific layer.

  this can be done by a simple click to choose distance and direction of dimensions for one PolyLine to be inside or outside it. 

  See Tutorial

3.3.4 Scale XY-Polyline-Line-Dimension

  Click Scale XY-Polyline-Line-Dimension on Miscellaneous menu.

  this command will perform unsymmetrical scale for all PolyLines-Lines-Rotated dimensions-texts in the drawing by choosing X and Y scale values.

  See Tutorial

3.3.5 Correct Coordinate z=0 For 2D

   Click Correct Coordinate z=0 For 2D on  Text menu.

   this command correct all coordinates z to all objects in 2D drawing (Z=0) .

   See Tutorial

3.3.6 Calculate Layer Total Length

   Click Calculate Layer Total Length on Miscellaneous menu.

   this command calculate total length for all lines and arcs in a specific layer (the program send you a message box and the conclusion in command prompt also).

  See Tutorial

3.3.7 Calculate Layer Total Area

   Click Calculate Layer Total Area on Miscellaneous menu.

   this command calculate total Area for all closed polylines and ellips in a specific layer (message box will be sent and the conclusion in command prompt also).

  See Tutorial

3.4 Object

3.4.1 Replace Text in Layers Name

Click  Replace Text in Layers Name on Object menu.

This command is similar to find and replace texts command in AutoCAD but it is applied for layers names.

  

Note: the name you choose has not to be existed as a layer name.

See Tutorial

 

3.4.2 Move Object-Color to Layer

Click Move Object-Color to Layer on  Object menu.

this command move all existing objects in any layer of drawing according to there type and color to a new layer you choose.

  

3.4.3 Move Object-Layer to Color

Click Move Object-Layer to Color on  Object menu.

this command change the color of all objects in a specific layer have the same type to a new color you choose.

  

3.4.4 Delete Object by Type-Layer-Color

Click Delete Object by Type-Layer-Color on  Object menu.

this command erases all objects in a specific layer have the same type and color.

  

3.4.5 Delete Object by Type-Color

Click Delete Object by Type-Color on Object menu.

this command erases all objects in the drawing have the same type and color.

  

3.4.6 Delete ALL OLE Object

Click Delete ALL OLE Object  on Object menu.

this command erases all OLE objects in the drawing.

  

3.5 Blocks/Layouts

3.5.1 Explode All Blocks By Selection

Click Explode All Blocks By Selection  on Blocks/Layouts menu.

this command explode all Blocks that matched to Block Selection with final summary in command prompt.

  

3.5.2 Delete All Blocks By Selection

Click Delete All Blocks By Selection  on Blocks/Layouts menu.

this command erase all Blocks that matched to Block Selection with final summary in command prompt.

  

3.5.3 Zoom Extents All Layouts

Click Zoom Extents All Layouts   on Blocks/Layouts menu.

this command perform a ZoomExtents Command to all Layouts in active drawing.

  

3.5.4 Delete Folder All Layouts

Click Delete Folder All Layouts on Blocks/Layouts menu.

every single file in the choosen folder will be instently opened, delete all layouts, save, and then it will be closed.

  

3.5.5 Bind All External Reference

Click Bind All External Referenceon Blocks/Layouts menu.

this command bind all External Reference.

  

4. Download

Download Htools 1.02: HTools Setup.zip

Works in trial mode when not activated.

5. Activate/Purchase

To register for Htools, after period time you will find a specific password (registration number) for your PC by clicking on the link below. Then enter the registration number in the text box and press on Add to Cart and complete the purchase.

Get Registration Number

$10 USD per license

Enter Registration Number

As soon as the payment has been received and manually processed (normally within 1-2 days) you will get the Password to unlock the software.

 
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