CAD Monkey Lite

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CAD Monkey is a program created by an Architect and a Programmer. Together, these partners created the program with one goal in mind; give time back to the design professional to focus on their trade. CAD Monkey is not here to replace the creative function of Architects, Engineers or Designers. It’s your time and fee so spend it where you want to! 


CAD Monkey automates the process of creating External References (or XREFs) and linking multiple drawings together saving you time to do what you care about. 


CAD Monkey Lite will setup both your Model Space and Paper Space external references. 


CAD Monkey Lite introduces “File Trees”; a new way to save different file structures to better serve the diverse types of projects you work on.  If you’re an architect who does small test fits, square footage calcs, stacking diagrams, interior renovations and new base building construction you’ll be able to save up to 6 different File Trees saving time no matter how big or small the job is. 


Each File Tree will create up to twelve model space files linked together however you see fit, and then you can create up to twelve paper space files to complete your set of drawings. 


Once you’ve completed the Configuration and built your File Trees, just enter the project number, pick the File Tree and titleblock for this project, and we will create all the drawings and XREF them together. 

Within seconds you’ll have a project specific set of CAD documents created so you can get to work. 

We start by asking you a few simple questions about what you want your file structure to look like. 

You can choose to have standard Autodesk® AutoCAD® templates or your own firm’s specific templates. 

If you’re using AutoCAD 2018 or 2019 then all your XREFs are set up as Relative Path references meaning you can move all your files to a project specific folder and not have to worry about the files disconnecting. If you’re still using Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017 then check out CAD Monkey Lite (Legacy) 


Because we know you are visual people, we’ve included many descriptive images.  


Still have questions, comments, ideas to make CAD Monkey work better? We’d love to hear from you at

About This Version

Version 1.0.9, 3/26/2020
- Better help text on model/paper space config screens

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  • Time Saver
    DANIEL | October 31, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I'm a one man architecture shop so I'm always looking for ways to save time.  This program does the leg work of setting up my construction documents every time I start a new project.  It saves me about 4-6 hours per job so I can focus on being a better architect. 

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