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The Screenshot plugin can be used with AutoCAD® to simplify the process of capturing images of parts of drawings, or the entire drawing or application windows.


As it allows you to remap the background to white and the foreground to black – or to convert the entire image to grayscale – it’s a very handy tool for reducing the time needed to document designs in external documents. This plug-in was first published as an ADN Plug-in of the Month.


The plug-in has been provided with the complete source code needed to build the application, with the intention of encouraging users of Autodesk® software to use programming to tailor the products they use to their specific business needs.

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About This Version

Version 1.1.1, 3/28/2018
Updated to support  AutoCAD® 2019 (No change in version number)

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  • Why not for Inventor?
    Никита Суязов | May 18, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Why not for Inventor? It's very comfortable plug-in, but for Inventor need too. It's not available for download now.

  • Background black
    Juanma Juanma | March 26, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The screenshot copy selected area with background black, not white. Why?

    Tom Palumbo | February 06, 2018

    After downloading the add-in, run the SCREENSHOT command and type in S for Settings and hit enter. This will give you options of changing the background color, turn on/off grayscale, and a few other options too.

  • Causes No Valid AutoCAD registry subkey path Problem
    Andre de Souza | June 04, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We ahve a problem we are trying to solve for months. Apparently this plugin causes the issue. Thanks

  • 5+
    Елена Добрынина | March 23, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)


  • Very useful for creatind a drawing preview database
    Jean-François Aquin | March 17, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This addin is very useful I've used since it was a Plug-In downloadable with source code for AutoCAD 2012. Would it be possible to add an "Extents" feature that would automatically get the Min and Max Extent of the document? This would be useful in Layouts where you would want to take all the document quickly with the Title block without having to manually pick a window selection.

  • ****
    Soopida Tabib | November 18, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Adding SCREENSHOT command as a toolbar icon in print preview screen to be able to create image with the plot setting such as pen width.

  • installation destroyed my ui settings
    Thomas Hayde | September 26, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    installing this on ACA2014 destroyed my ui settings

  • That's quickly
    Edgar Gil | June 25, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Reality is a go app but only i don't like the resolution and don't have to scale the image

  • good for emails and documentation
    Martijn van der Wal | May 15, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I would rate it higher if the grid was not captured in black and white modus

  • quick design info
    Debbie Barnhouse | April 09, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Wonderful app to get quick design info to customers or engineers without having to take in complete drawing!

  • useful
    G G | April 08, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    could you please update source code for 2013,2014 versions

  • Very useful
    Paolo Francia | August 21, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    In a couple of seconds you have a screenshot limited in area selected. Very very good.

  • This is great for emails
    Deborah Gastineau | June 15, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    When you don't want to bother with making a PDF to email, just take a snapshot and paste it into your email. Pretty simple.

  • excelent
    René Paolozzi | May 21, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    works like a sharm, thanks!

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