COINS Translate

COINS Translate

Win32 and 64, English

Translate text, mtext, attributes, and multi-leaders to other languages.

General Usage Instructions

Once loaded, typing COINSTRANSLATE on the command line will start the routine. When run, the user is prompted to select any text, mtext, attributed blocks, multi-leaders, or dimensions that should be translated.

A dialog is then displayed allowing the user to choose the language to translate from, and the language to translate to. When choosing the language to translate from, the "Detect Language" option can be chosen (at the top of the "From" list) which will automatically try and detect the source language.

"Translate Single and Double Quotes" controls whether quotes are sent to the translation engine. If your document uses quotes to represent feet and inches then this should be turned off, but if the quotes are used in normal language then it should be turned on to achieve the best results. A working internet connection is needed to run this translation tool.




  • Download and run the "COINS Translate" executable from the Autodesk App Store.
  • For integration with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016-2022, pick "Install COINS Translate for AutoCAD 2016-2022". This only needs to be installed once for all users on the computer.
  • For integration with AutoCAD 2012-2015, pick "Install COINS Translate for AutoCAD 2012-2015". This legacy installation needs to be installed for each user who requires the app on the computer.

To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features, and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

If you wish to include the 2016-2022 "all user" installation in an AutoCAD deployment then the msi file can be found in your Windows temp directory when you are running the "COINS Translate" executable front-end. The directory is usually "%TEMP%\ir_ext_temp_0\AutoPlay\Docs\COINS Translate for AutoCAD 2016-2022.msi". Note, when you close the front-end, the temporary installation will be removed, so copy it to a safe place before closing the front-end so you can get it to it when you need it.

Known Issues

The 2012-2015 install is a per-user installation that needs to be installed for each user on the computer. This is a legacy we are stuck with. However, it is possible to move the installed files to the all-user section after installation - please contact us for details. This is not an issue for the 2016-2022 install.


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Rephrase the message when monthly quota limit reached to make the options clearer. Ensure message on command line displayed when using a custom translation key.


Fix for AutoCAD 2019 and earlier - force TLS 1.2 security protocol for communication to Microsoft Translation service.


Support for AutoCAD 2022


Support for AutoCAD® 2021


Added translation of text in tables. Improved handling of field codes in text and attributes. Maintain translation case where source text is all in upper or lower case. Improve message when monthly translation limit reached.


Updated to support Microsoft Azure changes. Previous versions will stop working in April 2019. Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020.


Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019.


Internal changes.


Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018. Translation engine tweaks (Microsoft Translator service moved to Azure - previous versions of COINS Translate will not work after April 2017)


Support for AutoCAD® 2017. Improved handling of MText that contains non-breaking spaces, or '<' and '>' symbols.


Support for AutoCAD® 2016

2016 version installs for all users, while 2012-2015 still installs per-user

Supports noun/verb selection - pick the text and then run the translate tool


Support for AutoCAD® 2015

Added translation of multi-leaders and dimensions with text overrides

Control codes in text are no longer translated

Option to ignore single and double quotes during translation (if used as feet/inch symbols)

Better handling of fields in text


Support for AutoCAD® 2014.

Added translation of attributes.


Translation engine changed to Microsoft Translator (Bing agreement expired)

Fixed problem where text was sometimes wrongly replaced


Support for AutoCAD® 2013


Translation engine changed to Bing


Only translate identical blocks of text once

Ensure leading and trailing white space is kept after translation

Better error handling


Original release

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