JTB Text Bubble Plus

JTB Text Bubble Plus

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
A professional version of Text Bubble. You can insert text bubbles to lines, curves, or draw leaders with it, or quickly making a schedule from text bubbles and other blocks.

General Usage Instructions

TBB will insert and align Text Bubbles on selected lines, arcs, polylines, splines, and leaders.

Nested lines and curves within blocks and xrefs are all available.

TBBLE will draw a leader with the Text Bubble block attached.

You can use TBBSE to open the setting dialog window to choose other blocks (or text) used as Text Bubble.

TBBCV, TBBRE, and TBBSCH will help you change and manage inserted text bubbles in your drawing.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Open Text Bubble Settings dialog window. You can choose other block used as a text bubble. Remember the alternative block should have an attribute tag as "MARK" or something else in your additional tag list. And the insertion point should be centered. Tag1,Tag2, and Description attributes are optional. If you have a block with another attribute tag, but you want to use it as a bubble, you can add your block name to the additional block list, and add its index attribute's tag to the additional attribute list. Text's height will be equal to your current dimension text's height unless you want a fixed value for it According to text's height, leader landing length will be scaled.


Convert texts and mtexts to Text Bubbles (or other chosen block)


Once you have purchased a license, use this command to get your computer name and send it to JTB World for the activation key. This command is available at the command line only.


Renumber mark attributes of Text Bubbles and/or other blocks. 4 options are: 1. Find and replace; 2. Adjust attribute; 3. Highlight bubbles of the specified mark for editing via Properties Panel. 4. Turn on or off auto grouping Examples of TBBRE command with new start number is 3: + Auto grouping is on : 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5 will be 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 + Auto grouping is off: 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5 will be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Draw leaders with Text Bubble (or other chosen block, or Mtext) attached.


Quickly generate a schedule from selected Text Bubbles and/or other blocks based on Mark and Description attributes. The schedule will have 3 columns: the first is the blocks, the second is the quantities and the third is the associated descriptions.


Insert and align Text Bubbles (or other block, mtext) to lines, arcs, polylines, splines and leaders.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app. Or, double-click the downloaded installer to install the app. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to be able to run the app.

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

On Windows 11 and 10 version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click or right-click the Windows Start button and then select Settings. Click on Apps (optionally followed by Apps & Features). On older Windows versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

Additional Information

Once you have purchased a license, use the JTBW_Activate_Apps command to get your computer name and email to JTB World for the activation key. This command is available on the command line only. Before activated, the app will run for 15 days without limitations, after this, it will only work on drawings with less than 500 objects in model space.

Known Issues

While TBB or TBBLE is running, type U to undo the previous action. If you want U to be a new text bubble's letter, type 'U instead of U.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® will display a notification ** that the command may not be invoked transparently ** because 'U is not a transparent call to the U command. This issue does not affect the result.


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


Added AutoCAD 2024 support


Added AutoCAD 2023 support


Added AutoCAD 2022 support


Upgraded TBBCV command to convert numbers in a MTEXT list


Upgraded to License 4.3


Updated installer (no version change)


Fixed write permission issue in app's folder.


Minor fixes. New installer with option for silent install and configuration of network license server.


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020 support. Updated installation process. Uninstall old version is recommended.


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support. No change in version number.


Added support for AutoCAD® 2017 (no version number change)


Compatible with AutoCAD 2016

Upgrade error handle functions

Fix bug when working in layout's viewport

Upgrade to 3D working space.

Add leader landing length setting

Add additional attribute tags used as mark

Fix slide image error cause true type font not plot


TBBRE now have option to renumber with/without grouping similar numbers. 

Now the increment functionality covers a wider range of pattern. If you enter 1a, 1b then it will go 1c, 1d ... If you enter AB1, AB2 then it will go AB3, AB4 ...

Bug fixed when DimScale is set to 0.


Added support to AutoCAD® 2015. (no change in version number)


Initial release: upgrade from Text Bubble plugin.

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