Virtual Tablet Navigator (VTN)

Virtual Tablet Navigator (VTN)

Win64, English

@The Office
Virtual Tablet Navigator (VTN) is an add-on AutoLISP application using DCL to bring Autodesk® AutoCAD® physical Tablet Menu commands virtually onto the graphics screen.

General Usage Instructions

Type VTN or select VTN from the AutoCAD Ribbon > Add-ins > VTN panel or from the Virtual Tablet Navigator Toolbar to open the Navigator Tablet.

On VTN’s Navigator Tablet the end-user can select to navigate to 1 of 8 Tablet Menus which would be presented virtually on the screen for command selection. These 8 Virtual Tablet Menus matches the AutoCAD 2018 dwg format template commands when accessed by using a physical Tablet.

The 8 Virtual Tablets can also be accessed from the AutoCAD Ribbon > Add-ins > VTN panel’s drop down list as well as from the Virtual Tablet Navigator Toolbar. These are listed alphabetically with the following labels:

  1. Virtual Draw Tablet
  2. Virtual Edit Snap Mod Dbase Tablet
  3. Virtual File Tablet
  4. Virtual Insert Format Dimension Tablet
  5. Virtual Numeric Tablet
  6. Virtual Tools Tablet
  7. Virtual User Tablet
  8. Virtual View Tablet


Note: The Virtual User Tablet is designed to allow for the end user to customize and add their own user commands onto this Virtual Tablet.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


VIRTUAL TABLET NAVIGATOR – Brings up Navigator window for users to select one of eight Tablet Menu areas to navigate to the corresponding Tablet Menu that appears virtually on the screen for the user to select the AutoCAD commands


VIRTUAL TABLET NAVIGATOR Information – Brings up the app’s information window


VIRTUAL DRAW TABLET - Brings up the commands on the Draw Tablet Menu


VIRTUAL EDIT/SNAP/MODIFY/DATABASE TABLET - Brings up the commands on the Edit/Snap/Modify/Database Tablet Menu


VIRTUAL FILE TABLET - Brings up the commands on the File Tablet Menu


VIRTUAL INSERT/FORMAT/DIMENSION TABLET - Brings up the commands on the Insert/Format/Dimension Tablet Menu


VIRTUAL NUMERIC TABLET - Brings up the commands on the Numeric Tablet Menu


VIRTUAL TOOLS TABLET - Brings up the commands on the Tools Tablet Menu


VIRTUAL USER TABLET - Brings up on to the screen Tablet Menu area 1 - this area is purposely left blank for users to add their own commands


VIRTUAL VIEW TABLET - Brings up the commands on the View Tablet Menu


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.

Additional Information

The AutoCAD 2018 Drawing Format Tablet Template.dwg file is included for reference and is downloaded from Autodesk Knowledge Network

This app relies heavily on AutoCAD slide files (*.sld). In order for this app to run properly, all slide files need to be stored in the same location as the AutoLISP files (*.lsp).

The end user’s graphic screen resolution must support at least 1600x1200 resolution for all Virtual Tablets to appear properly.

Known Issues


Author/Company Information

@The Office

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2025 support.
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