JTB VPLayer Tools

JTB VPLayer Tools

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
App to simplify layer override settings within viewports.

General Usage Instructions

Here's a tutorial showing how to use JTB VPLayer Tools using the Sample drawing: JTB VPLayer Tools Test.dwg

First, run JTB_VPSettings and set your preference VPLAYER override linetype and lineweight. In the animation below, they are "Hidden2" and 1 mm.

Look at the first animation: inside the viewport, run JTB_VPLAYER command, then select lines. Their layers (Layer1, Layer2 and Layer3) will change their Viewport override linetype and lineweight to Hidden2 and 1 mm.

Still, within that viewport, run JTB_VPMA command. Select the source layer in which the viewport overrides linetype and lineweight is Dashed and 0.00mm. Then select target layers. The target layer's override linetype and lineweight will change to Dashed and 0.00mm.

In the second animation, we are in paper space. Run JTB_VPCLEAR and select viewports. All override linetype and lineweight of all layers in selected viewports will be cleared.

Switch to another viewport, run JTB_VPCLEAR again. Select layers via selecting objects. Override linetype and lineweight of selected layers will be clear.

Switch to paper space. Run JTB_VPMA and select a viewport as a source object. Then select target viewports. Now we will see JTB_VPMA command matches override linetype and lineweight properties from viewport to viewports.

An interesting feature of JTB_VPMA is it saves the source viewport override linetype and lineweight properties of layers in a text file. Then, if you run it again in another drawing, select the option "Previous" instead of selecting the object, and the saved properties will be reused. This feature enables the JTB_VPMA command to work across drawings.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Clear VPLAYER override linetype and lineweight of selected layers, or all layers in selected viewports.


Set viewport override linetype and lineweight of selected layers to preferences. Preferences are set by JTB_VPSETTINGS command.


+ Match override linetype and lineweight of selected layer to other selected layers. + Match override linetype and lineweight of all layers in selected viewport to all layers in other selected viewports. + Use "Previous" option to match previous selected override linetype and lineweight properties to target layers or viewports.


Set preference viewport override linetype and lineweight properties.


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.

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Additional Information

The trial license is available for 30 days. After purchase, run the JTBW_Activate_Apps command to get your Computer Name. Email us the Computer Name to us to receive the activation key. When you received the activation key run the JTBW_Activate_Apps command and enter the key for activating this app.

Note: Uninstall the trial before installing the purchased product and vice versa.

Known Issues


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 to License 4.3


Added AutoCAD 2021 support.


Upgraded the installation. Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020 support.


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