For AutoCAD 2012 and newer download DimNotes as an AutoCAD app (plug-in) from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site. Purchase is also available through this site.
If purchase has been done via Autodesk Exchange Apps the download is available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.
For older versions of AutoCAD:
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.
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Compatible with AutoCAD 2007 up to AutoCAD 2016. 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, AutoCAD Plant 3D.
Compatible with those operating systems AutoCAD runs on
like Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
2.5 USD for one license of DimNotes or less depending on the quantity of licenses.
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.
DimNotes can also be downloaded, installed and purchased as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site. Use this link to purchase.
Installation of as AutoCAD app
Run the installer.
Manual Installation of the AutoCAD app
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
Download the software either with the installer or without installer.
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=184.108.40.206, 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 JTBWDimNotes or in older versions DimNotes.
Alternatively use the button on the Ribbon tab Plug-ins, panel DimNotes.
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 Above, After with space, After without space, Before with space, Before without space or Below existing text. There is also an option "Replace" to completely replace the text so the associative dimension text is removed if the text is <>. When Location Replace is used the checkbox "Replace Existing Notes" makes no difference.
If you want to replace existing notes select the checkbox "Replace Existing Notes".
Location option Replace can be used to add both before and after the
dimension. Say the existing dimension text is 28 and the note is
(<>) the result will be (28). Even notes using control codes, Text
Symbols and Special Characters like
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.