Express Clipboard

Express Clipboard

Win32 and 64, English

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

General Usage Instructions

A. 'Express Clipboard' UI

  • The 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 copied to the clipboard using the AutoCAD commands "COPYCLIP", "COPYCUT".
  • The shortcut keys, "Ctrl + C", "Ctrl + Shift + C", and "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 the 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 new content to a block in the drawing

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


7. To add 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 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 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 informs: Saves the attributes of AutoCAD entities into the text form and adds it to the 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 the Z value of an entity is not '0', a 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 a 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 dim scale insert <1.00>: When the entity in the toolbar item is a DIM object, insert 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: Change the active content. (The toolbar image will be updated)

14. Config: Opens the Preferences dialog.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Changes Express Clipboard active.


Changes Express Clipboard inactive.


Changes Express Clipboard to Locked status.


Release Express Clipboard from Locked status.


Redraws the preview of the toolbar.


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


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


Inserts the WMF in the clipboard into the drawing.


Express Clipboard Preferences


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 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

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Company Name: BIMsoft
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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2025 support.


- Minor bug fixes. - Windows resolution support. - Ability to display comments on clipboard items.


Added 2023 support.


- Added scroll function of clipboard toolbar - Change pinned/unpinned display


Add paste as a group.


Added 2022 support.


Fix bug when copying


Support 'Style Paste'


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


- Added 2021 support - pin / unpin function


Added 2020 support. No change in version number.
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