Cadgen Quick Label

Cadgen Quick Label

Win32 and 64, English

Cadgen Software LLC
A convenient utility to quickly add and manage custom group names and sequence numbers on block references. Includes the ability to add custom named properties.

General Usage Instructions

Cadgen Quick Label is designed to efficiently manage labels on block references. Block references can be added to multiple groups with auto-sequenced numbering, as well as assigned with unlimited custom property labels. All labels are added to normal user defined block references through the use of a specifically named multiline attribute. The contents of the attribute is managed by the application. 

To facilitate block placement, a customizable block palette is available. Features of this palette include automatically adding the multiline attribute required by the application to the block definitions, and features to keep the attribute level as the block is placed and rotated in one step.

To summarize how this application might be used and fit into a user's workflow, please see the following steps-

  • The user can use the default included symbols on the block palette, or browse to a drawing file that contains their desired block definitions. The blocks will be imported to the palette and ready for use.
  • Use the block palette to place new block references, and insert and/or copy the new block references throughout the drawing.
  • Use the Add/Edit Property commands to add unlimited named properties on the block references by editor selection, to indicate properties like location, model number, voltage, current, or virtually any property that might apply to the drawing project.
  • Use the group palette to create named groups, and then use Add/Insert/Remove Entities to sequentially add block references to as many groups as necessary to create labels that might indicate, for example, a lighting circuit, a door alarm circuit, or any possible application required.
  • Use the Set Visibility function to toggle visibility for named properties that may not need to be printed or visible.

To import and export label and group data to and from Excel or CSV format, including unit lengths between grouped devices, please check out the Cadgen Data and Attribute Import/Export Utility.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

cginsertintogroup

This command is used to insert a selection of block references to the currently selected group. First existing blocks in the group will be highlighted, and the user will be prompted to select a block reference to insert before. Then a selection of new block references will be made and inserted in the order of selection, and this will be reflected in the sequence numbers generated when the command is ended by the user. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Insert Entities' button on the Groups tab.

cgrefreshblocklabels

This command will refresh the stored label data on the active drawing. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Refresh' button on the Groups tab of the application palette.

cgsetpropertyvisibility

This command will open the Property Visibility editor dialog, where all custom properties can be turned on or off by name. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Set Visibility' button on the Blocks tab.

cgremovefromgroup

This command is used to remove a selection of block references from the currently selected group. The remaining block references will be removed and other block references in the group will be re-sequenced in existing order when the command is ended by the user. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Remove Entities' button on the Groups tab.

cgsetentityproperty

This command will prompt the user to select one or multiple block references, and then will prompt for a property name which defaults to 'Location'. The last prompt is a string value for the property that will be visible on the selected block references. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Add Property' button on the Blocks tab.

cgshowpalette

This will open the Cadgen Quick Label palette. This is also the main command shown in the application ribbon panel under Add-ins.

cgaddtogroup

This command is used to add a selection of block references to the currently selected group. The block references will be added in the order of selection, and this will be reflected in the sequence numbers generated when the command is ended by the user. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Add Entities' button on the Groups tab.

cgeditentityproperties

This command will prompt the user for a single block reference selection, and will open the Entity Properties editor dialog. This command is also accessible by clicking the 'Edit Properties' button on the Blocks tab.

cginsert

This command is used to repeat the last inserted block from the block palette. It is normally used by selecting the desired block image button on the Blocks tab.

Installation/Uninstallation

Install using the downloaded application installer. Uninstall or repair the installation using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel.

Additional Information

The installer includes the prerequisites of the .Net Framework 4.5.1 and SQLite 3.0

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Cadgen Software LLC
Support Contact: support@cadgen.com

Author/Company Information

Cadgen Software LLC

Support Information

Please email support requests to support@cadgen.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.16.10

AutoCAD 2017 product compatibility added

1.16.3

  • Added context help to ribbon
  • Disable palette when no drawing is open

1.16.1

Added support for Cadgen Data & Attribute Import Export addin data export functionality.

1.15.9

  • Added 'Default' button to the block tab to reset block palette.
  • Added support to label existing block references. The dynamic attribute label is added to existing blocks if the attribute does not exist.

1.15.8

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