SmartDraft Text Tools

SmartDraft Text Tools

Win32 and 64, English

SmartDraft, Inc.
SmartDraft: Text Tools provide an excellent set of productivity tool to add, edit, and manager text and mtext.

General Usage Instructions

Productivity tools for text, mtext, arc text, attributes, and dimensions.

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Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Add a prefix and/or a suffix to text and attributes.


Add the prefix "(" and the suffix ")" to selected text.


Modify text created with text, mtext, attributes, and arc text.


Add the prefix "<" and the suffix ">" to selected text.


Create text with the same style, rotation, layer and standard spacing as selected text.


Rotate text horizontal to the bottom of the screen.


Add the prefix "{" and the suffix "}" to selected text.


Swap one text string for another.


Add, Subtract, Multiply, and/or divide numeric values of selected text, mtext, or attribute objects.


Align text parallel to a line segment


Create arc text from a selected arc or circle.


Rotate text vertical to the bottom of the screen.


Modify the horizontal alignment point of text along the vertical axis determined by the angle of the first selected text.


Create text parallel to a selected line segment


Create or replace text with sequential numbers or letters. Optional prefix and/or suffix.


Add the prefix "[" and the suffix "]" to selected text.


Copy / Match the source text string to target text string(s).


Adjust or round the number(s) within text strings.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

NOTE: If you previously installed the Trial version of this software, then you must uninstall it for the Paid version to work properly.

Known Issues


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Support Information

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Version 17.0.3 released - 5/15/2017 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018.


Version 16.0.0 released - 4/26/2016. * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2017, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2017, and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017.


Version 15.0.0 released - 4/5/2015

* Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2016, and AutoCAD® 2016.


SmartDraft, Inc. repurchased the SmartDraft product line.
Added Setup Panel in Ribbon.
Added the  Polyline Text command. Alias TPL. This text follows along a polyline, spline, and other curved object.


Version 12.0.0 released - 3/27/2014

 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2015, and AutoCAD® 2015.

 * Added multiple selection option to the Text Horizontal, Text Vertical, and Text Align Parallel or Tangent commands.

 * Added MText support to the Text Export command.

 * Fixed an issue with the Text Online command. Dialog did not appear.

 * Added Type option of Text or MText to the Planview Small, Medium, and Large, Filled, Shadow, Dashed, Street Main, Lot Regular, Lot Shadowed text and Text Parallel or Tangent commands.

 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D Point Object Raw Description as Replace object for Text Sequential Numbering.

Version 11.0.0 released - 3/26/2013

 * Added support for , Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2014, , Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2014, and AutoCAD® 2014.

Version 10.0.38 released - 3/19/2013

* Now the menus from all SmartDraft Apps merge into a single SmartDraft tab

Version 10.0.37 released - 3/8/2013

* Fixed issues with help file and Ribbon interface.

* Fixed issue if a command was exited using the "ESC" key, the command would return an "Automation Error. Key not found".

Version 10.0.35 released - 2/28/2013

* Fixed an issue with the Edit Label command (ED). If a Civil 3D Point was selected in the drawing and it had a null elevation value, the command would error.

Version 10.0.34 released - 2/26/2013

* Fixed an issue with MText, when MText was moved or edited, the background mask was turned on.

Version 10.0.32 released - 2/15/2013

* Released to Autodesk Exchange

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