JTB Text Bubble Plus Trial

JTB Text Bubble Plus Trial

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
You can insert text bubbles to lines, curves, or draw leaders with it, or quickly make a schedule from text bubbles and/or other blocks.

General Usage Instructions

TBB will insert and align Text Bubbles on picked 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 manage inserted text bubbles in your drawing.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Convert texts and mtexts to Text Bubbles (or other chosen block)


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.


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.


Quickly draw leaders with Text Bubble (or other chosen block, or Mtext) attached. Leader can be drawn at prefered angle, or prefered landing length. (see TBBSE command)


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


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


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.


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 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. 

On Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (older than Version 1703) click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

On  Windows XP click Control Panel > Programs > Remove Programs.

Additional Information

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.
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


Fixed write permission issue in app's folder.


Minor fixes. New installer with option for silent install and configuration of network license server.


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020 support. Updated installation process. Uninstall old version is recommended.


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


Added support for AutoCAD® 2017 (no version number change)


Compatible with Autodesk® 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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