Express Clipboard

Express Clipboard

Win32 and 64, English

BIMsoft
This app provides a variety of functions that allow you to handle the clipboard-copied entities in the form of toolbar for reuse and to categorize the contents by the purpose of toolbar.

General Usage Instructions

A. 'Express Clipboard' UI

  • Window toolbar can be docked on any side of Autodesk® AutoCAD® screen (top, bottom, left and right) and can also be used as Fly out.

B. Main Features

1. To add an item

  • It adds the item to the toolbar when it's copied to the clipboard using the AutoCAD commands "COPYCLIP", "COPYCUT".
  • The shortcut keys, "Ctrl + C", "Ctrl + Shift + C", "Ctrl + X", also add the items to the toolbar.

2. To use the items of Express Clipboard

  • Click a button in the toolbar to insert it into AutoCAD. (It'll be inserted as a block when Shift is pressed)
  • 'Paste to Original Coordinates' works when Ctrl key is pressed

3. To paste WMF into another program

  • The region of the selected entity only can be pasted. 
  • Preferences allow you to change the color and pen style of WMF.

4. To insert Clipboard WMF into AutoCAD

  • Changes the WMF copied from another program (Excel's ClipArt, PowerPoint's shapes and so on) to an AutoCAD object and inserts it.

5. Toolbar Menus for ease of use

  • A menu is provided when you right-click on the toolbar.

6. To add a new content to a block in the drawing

  • The user directly selects the block in the drawing and creates the contents

7. To add a new content to a block in a folder

  • The user selects the folder and creates the content.

C. Preferences

1. Content management

  • New: Creates and activates a new content.
  • Rename: Renames the active content.
  • Delete: Deletes the active content. (Once deleted, it cannot be restored.)
  • Contents folder: Using Windows Explorer, opens the folder where the contents are located.

 

2. General (To change the toolbar)

  • Button width size: Sets the width of the toolbar button.
  • Button height size: Sets the height of the toolbar button.
  • Button count: Sets the maximum number of the buttons in the toolbar. (If the number of the copied items exceeds the maximum count, the oldest one will be deleted.)
  • Background color: Changes the background color of the toolbar button.
  • Toolbar locking: Sets the toolbar to Locked or Unlocked. (You cannot add or delete buttons while Locked sets)
  • Copy entity inform: Saves the attributes of AutoCAD entities into the text form and add it to clipboard.

 

3. Preview (of the toolbar button)

  • View Direction 2D/3D: Sets the view angle of the entity being copied to the clipboard for the preview. (If Z value of an entity is not '0', 3D view will be applied.)
  • Rendering type: Sets the rendering type of the preview image.

 

4. Modification of a WMF property in the clipboard

  • Color Type: Changes the color of all WMF in the clipboard with the specified color at once
  • Pen Style: Changes the pen style of all WMF in the clipboard with the specified pen at once
  • Brush Style: Changes the brush style of all WMF in the clipboard with the specified brush at once
  • Hatch Type: It is activated when the Brush Style is 'Hatch', and changes the hash type.

 

D. Toolbar Menu

1. Unlocking -> Locking (or Locking -> Unlocking): Switches the 'Express Clipboard' toolbar to Locked or Unlocked state.

2. Edit Tooltip: Edits the tooltip of the toolbar button where the mouse is located.

3. Delete Button: Deletes the toolbar button where the mouse is located.

4. Delete All Button: Deletes all the buttons in the toolbar.

  (The toolbar will be invisible. The toolbar appears only when a button is added at least)

5. Style paste: Paste only the style into the drawing and change it to the current settings.

  (Text style, Linetype style, Mleader style, Dim style, Table style, Mline style)

6. Insert by Scale: Applies the scale of the selected entity and inserts it into AutoCAD

7. Current dimscale insert <1.00>: When the entity in the toolbar item is a DIM object, inserts it by applying DIMSCALE in the drawing.

8. Horizontal Mirror insert: Turn left and right of the entity in the toolbar items and inserts it into the drawing.

9. Vertical Mirror insert: Inverts the entity in the toolbar items upside down and inserts it into the drawing.

10. Redraw toolbar: Redraws the image of the toolbar.

11. Move Up: Moves the selected toolbar button up.

12. Move Down: Moves the selected toolbar button down.

13. Change Contents: Changes the active content. (The toolbar image will be updated)

14. Config : Opens the Preferences dialog.

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

CB_ON

Changes Express Clipboard active.

CB_OFF

Changes Express Clipboard inactive.

CB_LOCK

Changes Express Clipboard to Locked status.

CB_UNLOCK

Release Express Clipboard from Locked status.

CB_TBREGEN

Redraws the preview of the toolbar.

CB_D2C

Selects a folder and add the new contents for the drawing in the folder.

CB_B2C

Selects a block from the drawing and creates a new content.

CB_WMFIN

Inserts the WMF in the clipboard into the drawing.

CB_CFG

Express Clipboard Preferences

Installation/Uninstallation

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 plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: BIMsoft
Support Contact: arx119@gmail.com

Author/Company Information

BIMsoft

Support Information

Express Clipboard blog: http://arx119.egloos.com/11310733.

e-mail: arx119@gmail.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.2.1

Support 'Style Paste'

2.2.0

- Support 'Paste to Original Coordinates' - Autocad Mep' support

2.1.0

- Added 2021 support - pin / unpin function

2.0.0

Added 2020 support. No change in version number.
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