JTB Batch Change

JTB Batch Change

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
This app gives you a lot of powerful options to make changes to multiple drawings in batch mode. Rename objects, find and replace text, import, and update blocks, change drawing properties, and more.

General Usage Instructions

This application works best with the latest Microsoft Excel version.

To ensure Macros will run, you should give them permission first: Go to Excel Options > Trust Center > Macro Settings > Choose "Enable all macros ..."

Then, the working flow is:

Goto to Drawing List worksheet. Click "Add Drawings" to selected drawing files. You can collect drawings at various places. They will be listed uniquely in columns A and B.

Open a working spreadsheet and create commands. The start JTB Batch Change.xls contains many examples of commands tested on sample drawings with instructions. Test your commands first before applying to the real work.

Select commands on rows, then click "Run". A window will bring up for you to select drawings from a drawing list.

Click Run to start the Batch Change process.

At the end, a Log Window will bring up for you to check the performance. All your drawings are backed up before any change is made. If any error happens, you can click "Open Back Up Folder" to restore your drawings.

See full documentation at: "%ProgramDate%\JTB Batch Change.bundle\Contents\Help\How it works.htm".


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Opens the installation folder for JTB Batch Change from where the Excel file can be launched.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this app, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it,

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. On older versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

Additional Information

You can use the JTB Batch Change trial license for evolution and educational purpose only when not activated. Open the Help worksheet to get your computer ID number. Send that number to JTB World for Activation Code.

Excel needs to be installed.

Known Issues


Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Minor error fixed.


Fixed error in version number


FAS file digitally signed.


Silent command line installation is now also uninstalling unattended. Clean the app from Excel Add-in list upon uninstallation


Added support changing TextStyle in DimStyle, MLeader and MLeaderStyle.


Upgraded to License 4.3


Updated installer (no version change)


Fixed empty command error in Import sheet.


Add "Change CrossTab" sheet with new command "Populate Objects Properties" in Run window. Add option to restart AutoCAD after a number of drawing, also in Run window. Add "ATTSYNC" command to Block Definition object. Add "Convert To Text" command in AttributeRef object. New "JTB Batch Change.xlam" Add-In. All embedded code in old workbooks are removed. All commands run via that Add-In Updated the installation.


Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020. Upgrade the installation


Fix bug in changing text: unexpectedly trim off spaces at text's beginning and end. Fix Log report on Text and *Cancel* Network license implemented. Add support for Drawing Standard file(*.dws) Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support. Fix minor issues.


Fixed bug in find and replace text in Mtext that happens since version 1.3 Added support for Drawing Template file(*.dwt)


Added support for AutoCAD® 2018


Fixed some spelling errors (no change in version number)


Fix bug in Owner Name (the owner block's name) of Attribute Reference. Add Width Factor and ObliqueAngle properties to Text, Attribute and Attribute Reference objects.


Fix bug in Owner Name filter.

Fix bug when hidden rows are included in drawings and commands selection.

Text replacement function upgrade.

Added support for AutoCAD® 2017

Replace Log Window by Log Spreadsheet.

Fix bugs for working with Excel language packs other than English.

Minor bugs fixed.


Minor bug fixed.

Drawings backup folder is set to one place, and can be changed via Help worksheet.


First release

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