AutoCAD 2012 and newer download DimNotes as an AutoCAD app (plug-in).
When not registered DimNotes works as a free trial that is fully functional except that you can only add notes on five dimensions per AutoCAD session. When purchased it can be used without restrictions.
DimNotes can also be downloaded and installed as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site. Purchase is also available through this site.
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Compatible with AutoCAD 2007 up to AutoCAD 2014. All 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.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
2 EUR for one license of DimNotes or less depending on the quantity of licenses.
When you purchase with PayPal you can use your credit card or bank account where available. You will be emailed the license (this is done manually but normally within 24 hours). If you want to purchase for example 15 licenses add first 10 to the chart and then add 5.
If you have a really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation and network license needs can be met. 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.
Contact us for other payment methods. PayPal, share-it, Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa, American Express, and Diner's Club online are accepted. Alternatively, there is support for bank transfer/wire transfer, or Checks and Money Orders through postal mail. Online transfers via giropay and Nordea Solo are also supported.
To pay by PayPal you can also send payment to the account of email@example.com at www.paypal.com.
Installation of the AutoCAD plug-in
This option is available for AutoCAD 2012 or newer as well
as verticals. This can be done both while AutoCAD is running or not running.
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Another Installation Option
Extract the files in dimnotes.zip and run setup.exe. Default installation location is C:\Program Files\JTB World\DimNotes.
Or download without installer and place the files manually in a folder of your choice.
Notice though that you should have it on your local PC or special .NET security settings needs to be done. An error message indicating this can be something like: Request for the permission of type 'System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermission, mscorlib, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' failed.
JTBDimNotes.dll needs to be loaded by your AutoCAD application and that can be done in different ways. Use one of the following options.
When manually installed the included DimNotes.bmp can be used as menu command image or toolbar button image and DimNotes.png can be used as palette tool image.
Command to use is DimNotes.
Alternatively use the button on the Ribbon tab Plug-ins.
To register the software when you have purchased click on the Register button that is available when running the command DimNotes. Enter the register key you have got emailed in the text box.
If you want to deploy and register DimNotes to many users contact us for instructions.
Add Dimension Notes
Either you can pre select one or multiple dimensions or the command will ask you to select them.
Start by adding your typical notes.
JTBDimNotes.txt is the text file that holds the dimension notes. The file will be created when you start to add notes and have pressed OK. Use the Path button to change the location. The default location is in %appdata%\JTB World\DimNotes.
Select one of the notes.
Select the location where you want to place the note in relation to
existing dimension text. The note can be added before, after, below or above
existing text. There is also an option to completely replace the text so the
associative dimension text is removed.
If you want to replace existing notes select the checkbox "Replace Existing Notes".
Solution to the following error is to right click on the DLL file and click on Unblock.
Cannot load assembly. Error details: System.IO.FileLoadException: Could
See also more details here: Solution to System.IO.FileLoadException Could not load file or assembly error
Contact us for any questions, wishes or comments.