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About

AutoCAD allows blocks and xrefs to be clipped using the XCLIP command. Sometimes for different reasons you have to clean up the blocks or xrefs that have been clipped. XClipClean can help you with that by deleting and trimming geometry that is outside the xclip boundary.

Kitchen with the xclip boundary visible

Here the boundary is visible

Kitchen without the xclip boundary visible

Here it is without the boundary

Kitchen without xlip or after exploded

This is how it look like both before using xclip, after deleting the xlip or exploding the block

Kitchen after XClipClean has been used

Here is the result after XClipClean has been used on the xclipped block. Either the block can be xclipped again so the text too is clipped or it can be manually adjusted. An option is to explode everything that crosses the boundary that is why the attributes for the tags has been removed. An option is to keep blocks with attributes.

Revit does not handle xclipped blocks and xrefs so XClipClean can be useful to run on drawings before taking them into Revit.

Limitations: XClipClean was built to solve some specific requirements and thus there are cases where XClipClean does not work well or at all. Nested clipped blocks are not handled. Inverted clipped blocks are not handled. It might be possible to modify the code to handle these cases but the work might be more than the gain.

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System requirements

Compatible with most AutoCAD versions (AutoCAD 2004 to AutoCAD 2014). All verticals or flavors based on AutoCAD should be working like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), Architectural Desktop (ADT), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

VBA for AutoCAD is required. There is a separate installer for VBA in AutoCAD 2011 and newer versions but Autodesk only have it available for AutoCAD 2014 and newer. As of January 31, 2014, Autodesk is no longer authorized to distribute VBA 6 or earlier versions of VBA for use with Autodesk AutoCAD and other Autodesk products. This change affects the availability to download and install VBA for Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 or earlier.

   
    
  
  
             

Purchase

50 USD for one license or less depending on the amount of licenses.

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When your purchase is completed you will get an email with a link to the download.

If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

Available payment methods: Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, Bankgiro, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney and Alipay (PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) Refund policy.

Limitations: XClipClean was built to solve some specific requirements and thus there are cases where XClipClean does not work well or at all. Nested clipped blocks are not handled. Inverted clipped blocks are not handled. It might be possible to modify the code to handle these cases but the work might be more than the gain.

Documentation

Either all xclipped blocks or xrefs in a drawing can be cleaned or you can clean them one by one.

With XClipClean you can clean your xclipped blocks from everything that is outside the boundaries of the block.

  • Place the files XClipCleanLoad.lsp, XClipClean.dvb and XClipCleaner.VLX at a location so you can find them later.
    For example C:\Program Files\JTB World\XClipClean

  • If the path is changed you need to edit the path in XClipCleanLoad.lsp

  • Start AutoCAD (Express Tools has to be installed)

  • Load XClipCleanLoad.lsp using one of the following alternatives

  • SDI set to 1 is not supported. SDI must be set to 0.

  • Start with the command XCC to clean selected block. What will happen is that you will be prompted to select a block that is xclipped. The block will be saved to a temporary file during this process.

  • Use the command XCCAB for XClipClean All Blocks.

If you run into unexpected behavior inform on any error messages, AutoCAD version, and send one or more sample drawings with instructions how to reproduce the problem.

Limitations: XClipClean was built to solve some specific requirements and thus there are cases where XClipClean does not work well or at all. Nested clipped blocks are not handled. Inverted clipped blocks are not handled. It might be possible to modify the code to handle these cases but the work might be more than the gain.

Some XClipClean reference customers

MCW Consultants Ltd.

Pick Everard





AMEC

SCA Consulting Engineers

Ingenieurbüro Schützko

TCI Fabrication

WOHA

Herzog & de Meuron



ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.

Cox Architects and Planners

Wood and Grieve Engineers


















Woodard & Curran Inc.

More customers are found here.


Contact us for any questions, wishes or comments. A lot more can be done to automate the work in AutoCAD. Don't waste time and money to do work that can be automated.

 
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