Win32 and 64, English

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XPORT ELEMENTS allows users to copy 2D objects from Autodesk® AutoCAD® and paste them as 3D elements in ETABS®.

General Usage Instructions

In the AutoCAD application interface, the user must indicate the type of element that will be exported. This will determine how the plugin will export the drawing object to ETABS. It is also required from the user to indicate the units of the drawing objects. By default, the program will select the units assigned to the drawing document.

To export walls, slabs or rectangular columns, select closed polylines. To export circular columns, select circles.

The ETABS interface of the plugin can be executed by clicking the Tools menu, and then clicking on XPORT ELEMENTS.

In the ETABS interface, the user must select the range of stories where the plugin should paste the elements copied from AutoCAD. Then click on Import Elements.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


The XPORT ELEMENTS app can be launched by clicking the corresponding button at the Adds-ins tab or by typing xportelm in the command line.


The XPORT ELEMENTS app can be installed by running the XPORTELEMENTSV1.0_2016.msi file and following the instructions in the wizard. This will install the program in the following location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins.

To uninstall the program, execute the same XPORTELEMENTSV1.0_2016.msi file and follow the instructions.

Additional Information

This app only works for a licensed version of ETABS (not trial version).

This app is also available for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015 (and vertical products) and ETABS® 2015. Contact us for more information. 

Known Issues



Company Name: Vantec Solutions

Author/Company Information

Vantec Solutions

Support Information

If you have any questions regarding the licensing or use of the program, or any suggestions or bugs to report, please contact us at support@vantecsolutions.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Initial Release
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