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 picked on lines, arcs, polylines, splines and leaders.

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

TBBLE will draw a leader with 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


Renumber mark attributes of Text Bubbles and/or other blocks. 4 options are: 1. Find and replace; 2. Adjust attribute; 3. Highlight bubbles of 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


Open Text Bubble Settings dialog window. You can chose other block used as text bubble. Remember the alternative block should have 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 block with other attribute tag, but you want to use it as 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)


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


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


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


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.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk App Store has already installed the app. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app.

To uninstall this app, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Once you have purchased a license, use the JTB_ACTIVATE 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 30 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 previous action. If you want U to be new text bubble's letter, type 'U instead of U.

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


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

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 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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