JTB XClipClean

JTB XClipClean

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
JTB XClipClean is an Xclip-cutter app for Autodesk® AutoCAD® to clean up xrefs or blocks that have been clipped so that the information that is outside the clip is removed.

General Usage Instructions

Either all xclipped blocks or xrefs (after being bound) in a drawing can be cleaned or you can clean them one by one.

With XClipClean you can clean your xclipped blocks from everything that is outside the boundaries of the block.

Start with the command XCC to clean a selected block. You will then be prompted to select a block that is xclipped. The block will be saved to a temporary file during this process.

Use the command XCCAB for XClipClean All Blocks.

To do the cleaning without exploding nested blocks use the XCC1 or XCCAB1 commands.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Clean all clipped blocks and explode nested blocks.


Clean selected clipped blocks and explode nested blocks.


Clean selected clipped block without exploding nested blocks.


Clean all clipped blocks without exploding nested blocks.


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.

On Windows 11 and 10 version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click or right-click the Windows Start button and then select Settings. Click on Apps (optionally followed by Apps & features). On older Windows versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

Additional Information

Support for AutoCAD 2017 and older is available by contacting JTB World directly.

Known Issues

XClipClean was built to solve some specific requirements and thus there are cases where XClipClean does not work well or at all. Nested clipped blocks are not handled. Inverted clipped blocks are not handled. It might be possible to modify the code to handle these cases but the work might be more than the gain.

Hatch trimming is not supported.

SDI set to 1 is not supported. SDI must be set to 0.

The HIGHLIGHT variable may be set to 0 if the app fails and you need to restore it to 1 manually.


Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For further information and documentation visit JTB World's XClipClean page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added support for AutoCAD 2024


Fixed bug in License file version 4.7.2


Added AutoCAD 2023 support.


Fixed error of Xref falsely detected as not found.


Upgrade from VBA to .NET improving performance and stability. Remove messages about uninstallation in very-silent installation mode.


Added AutoCAD 2022 support


Added licensing functions Fix error when working with multiple drawings Fix error when working ATTDIA = 1


Fixed a loading problem that could happen in some versions of AutoCAD.


Restores value of HIGHLIGHT variable if command is cancelled or stopped.


Added support for AutoCAD 2020 Bug fix to solve explode problem "Command: _R Unknown command "R". Press F1 for help."


Fixed loading problem that could happen in some older AutoCAD versions. Fixed a problem when run on some non-English AutoCAD that either made it not work or show some unexpected dialog boxes for each clipped block. Fixed installer to request to be run as administrator.


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support. Minor bugs fixed that could cause the app to not work in some environments


Minor bugs fixed that could cause the app to not work in some environments Added test to see if VBA and Express Tools are installed


Minor bugs fixed that could cause the app to not work on some drawings Added support for AutoCAD® 2018


Initial release on Autodesk App Store
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