These are some AutoBasiC programs available to you for free. They range from AutoCAD version 12 through to AutoCAD version 2002. If your looking for support for these programs there is an area in the forum called Old Stuff - Cadutils R14 to 2002 with a General Discussion area & Tips & Tricks area. If you have any questions about these programs I suggest you look there first.  If you are unable to find an answer you can ask a question in the General Discussion area where anyone who knows the answer is welcome to participate.

Disclaimer - This software is provided to you free of charge, there is no warranty with this software. If you use this software you do at your own risk.

Restrictions – The only restriction on this software is that it can’t be sold or redistributed from any other web sites or medium.

About AutoBasiC.
AutoBasiC was produced by BitWise Solutions Inc. It was first released in 1992 and was based on QBASIC. Development ceased sometime in 1996. AutoCAD versions that were support, R12 R13 R14 2000 2000i 2002. 


The programs listed below were formerly know as Cadutils, the grayed out area's in the table below have not been provided. Links to R14, 2000 - 2002 are shown below. R12 and R13 versions have not been provided.

  
Cadutils 2000 to 2002 (0.3 MB)    Downloads [1305]
[FREE] Cadutils AutoBasiC apps for AutoCAD 2000 to 2002
Cadutils R14 (0.3 MB)    Downloads [1504]
[FREE] Cadutils AutoBasiC apps for AutoCAD R14

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Program
Name
File Name
Program Description
Cadsetup
600.ABE
Cadsetup is the main module for CADUTILS, it reads and writes the configuration files and sets variables needed by other modules/programs. There are eleven configurable parts to the Cadsetup dialog box, Acad.Rx, Acad.Ads, Acad.Lsp, Acad.Pgp, Acad.Abc, Start CFG, Text Heights Styles and Layers, Variables, Blocks, Layers and the configuration dialog box which allows you to save the selected cfg files to a file which is then run by Cadstart.
 
Cadstart
601.ABE
Cadstart reads the CADUTILS initialization file (cadutils.ini) and then runs the programs that have been toggled to run at drawing startup. The order that the files are processed if toggled on are Block cfg file, Text Heights Styles and Layers cfg file , Variables cfg file ,Layer cfg file.
 
Writeblktbl
602.ABE
The program name is self explanatory, this program writes the block tables to a comma delimited file in the form of (block name, Y). When this program is run on the command line it will create a comma delimited file of the same name as the current drawing with the extension of blk.
Example.
Block Name, Y to delete the block or N to leave
 
Writelaytbl
603.ABE
The program name is self explanatory, this program writes the layer tables to a comma delimited file in the form of (Layer name, Linetype, Colour number). When this program is run on the command line it will create a comma delimited file of the same name as the current drawing with the extension of lay.
Example.
Layer name,   Linetype,   Colour number
 
Ct
001.ABE
Change a single text string.
 
Ca
002.ABE
Change multiple text strings.
 
Td
003.ABE
Replace multiple text strings.
 
Jt
004.ABE
Join a text string with another text string.
 
Ts
005.ABE
Change the size and width of text and attributes.
 
CC
006.ABE
Change text case upper, lower or flip.
 
CS
007.ABE
Change the style of text or attributes.
 
TC
008.ABE
Continue a text string.
 
PRE
009.ABE
Prefix or Suffix a text string.
 
CJ
010.ABE
Change the justification of text or attributes
 
RT
011.ABE
Pick and replace text.
 
SWT
012.ABE
Swap text strings or the first word in a text string with another.
 
ED
013.ABE
Edit text or attributes in a dialog box.
 
CHATTR
014.ABE
Replace the value of an attribute EG: (CHATTR “TAG” “NEW VALUE”). The attribute tag being searched doesn’t have to have a value and all attribute tags that match will have there value replaced with the one specified.
 
CHDWGATTR
015.ABE
Replace the value of an attribute with the current drawing name EG: (CHDWGATTR “TAG” “PREFIX” “SUFFIX” “P”). The attribute tag being search doesn’t have to have a value and will be replace with the value specified. Note Prefix Suffix and “P” are optional, if “P” is specified the PREFIX and SUFFIX must also be specified if as only as “”.
 
If the parameter “P” is specified the path will be prefix to the drawing name, if it is omitted or doesn’t equal “P” the path will be striped from the drawing name.
 
SUF1
016.ABE
Suffix a text string. Match this function with a variable in your BATCH file and ACAD.PGP file.
Batch file Example: SET SUF1=" BC"
Acad.pgp file Example: BC,       *SUF1
 
When the user enters BC and then selects the text string the text string will have BC suffixed to it.
 
SUF2
 
017.ABE
Similar in operation to SUF1.
SUF3
 
018.ABE
Similar in operation to SUF1.
SUF4
 
019.ABE
Similar in operation to SUF1.
SUF5
 
020.ABE
Similar in operation to SUF1.
PRE1
021.ABE
Prefix a text string. Match this function with a variable in your BATCH file and ACAD.PGP file.
Batch file Example: SET PRE1="RL "
Acad.pgp file Example: RL,       *PRE1
 
When the user enters RL and then selects the text string the text string will have RL prefixed to it.
 
PRE2
 
022.ABE
Similar in operation to PRE1.
PRE3
 
023.ABE
Similar in operation to PRE1.
PRE4
 
024.ABE
Similar in operation to PRE1.
PRE5
 
025.ABE
Similar in operation to PRE1.
ROO
026.ABE
Rotate any selected text to 0 degrees.
 
ADT
027.ABE
Add up selected dimension text and display the total value with the option to insert the total value. Example: Select the material list mass column using a window, once you have made your selection you can insert the total mass at the top of the material list and then edit it to suit your needs.
 
ADS
028.ABE
Add up selected dimension text and display an accumulative value with the option to insert the value. Example: Select the dimension string you want to check by picking the text one by one and then compare the accumulative text to your value or insert it as text.
 
MT
029.ABE
Modify a text value, using one of the following operators you can modify any selected text values. Plus (+), Minus (-), Multiply (*), Divide (/), Raise to power (^), Square root (Sqr).
 
INCREMENT
_1_FNAME
030.ABE
Increment a character of a drawing file name at the specified offset with the increment value.
EXAMPLE: (INCREMENT_1_FNAME "OFFSET" "VALUE + OR-“ )
 
The offset is from the start of the text to where the value is to be inserted, the value can be numeric or alpha and positive or negative.
 
SAVEAS_
INCREMENT_1_
FNAME
031.ABE
This program will delete the current drawing from the disk and then increment a character of the drawing file name and then do a saveas.
EXAMPLE: (SAVEAS_INCREMENT_1_FNAME "OFFSET" "VALUE + OR-“)
 
This program is the same as the above except it deletes the drawing from the hard disk and then does a saveas with the new drawing new.
 
A_DWGNAME
032.ABE
A program that returns an AutoCad systems variable DWG of the drawing name with or without the path. Example: (A_DWGNAME "P"). Note the parameter “P” is optional.
 
If the parameter “P” is specified the path will be prefix to the drawing name, if it is omitted or doesn’t equal “P” the path will be striped from the drawing name.
 
REP_ATT_1
033.ABE
This program will replace an existing attribute value using the new value starting at the offset and for the number of characters with or without a suffix or prefix.
Example: (A_DWGNAME) (REP_ATT_1 "TAG" DWG "1" "3" "PREFIX" "SUFFIX"). Note the prefix and suffix are optional but if the suffix is specified the prefix must be specified also if only “”.
 
The above example uses the A_DWGNAME function to set the current drawing name to the AutoCad variable DWG without a path. The “1” specified is the starting offset and the “3” is the number of characters from it.
 
SAVE_DRG
034.ABE
This program will delete the current drawing from the disk and then add a prefix or suffix to the drawing file name and then do a saveas.
Example: (A_DWGNAME) (SAVEAS_DRG "21-" DWG ""). Note the suffix is optional.
 
The above example uses the A_DWGNAME function to set the current drawing name to the AutoCad variable DWG without a path. The prefix “21-“ is added to the drawing name when it’s saved.
 
NEWVAR
035.ABE
A program that returns an AutoCad systems variable NEWVAR that’s made up of three supplied parameters. Example: (NEWVAR "J:\\PLOT\\" “DWG” "")
 
PLOTDATE1
 
045.ABE
A program to write the current date and time to an attribute - DD:MM:YY format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (PLOTDATE1 “TAG”)
Example of output: 23:02:97 - 4:18:30pm
PLOTDATE2
 
046.ABE
A program to write the current date and time to an attribute - MM:DD:YY format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (PLOTDATE2 “TAG”)
Example of output: 02:23:97 - 4:18:30pm
DATE1
047.ABE
A program to write the current date to an attribute - DD:MM:YY format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (DATE1 “TAG”)
Example of output: 23:02:97
DATE2
048.ABE
A program to write the current date to an attribute - MM:DD:YY format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (DATE2 “TAG”)
Example of output: 02:23:97
DATE3
049.ABE
A program to write the current date to an attribute - DD:MM format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (DATE3 “TAG”)
Example of output: 23:02
DATE4
050.ABE
A program to write the current date to an attribute - MM:DD format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (DATE4 “TAG”)
Example of output: 02:23
TIME1
051.ABE
A program to write the current time to an attribute 12 hour format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (TIME1 “TAG”)
Example of output: 4:18:30pm
TIME2
052.ABE
A program to write the current time to an attribute 24 hour format.
The user must supply one parameter for the attribute tag.
Example: (TIME2 “TAG”)
Example of output: 16:18:30
BOLTGROUP
 
053.ABE
A program to write block attribute values to a file.
To run BOLTGROUP type  (BOLTGROUP “BOLT_GROUP” “G:\\PROJECTS\\00092\\BOLTLIST.CSV”) on  the command line. If the file doesn’t exist it will be created, if the file exists the attribute values will be appended to it.
Refer to “Bolt Block.doc” for more info.
UL
101.ABE
Unlock a layer.
To run the program enter UL on the command line.
 
Command: UL
 
Command: Type layers to unlock <LA1,LA2> or <ENTER> to pick:
 
On the command line you can type a single layer name or make a filter containing any existing layer names using a comma delimiter to separate them. When in pick mode you can select a single entity for a layer or multiple entities on different layers.
 
LL
102.ABE
Lock a layer.
Similar in operation to UL.
 
LF
103.ABE
Freeze a layer.
Similar in operation to UL.
 
LT
104.ABE
Thaw  a layers.
Similar in operation to UL.
 
ON
105.ABE
Turn layers on.
Similar in operation to UL.
 
LO
106.ABE
Turn layers off.
Similar in operation to UL.
 
CL
107.ABE
Change a layer to another layer.
 
LS
108.ABE
Set selected layer to current layer.
 
LC
109.ABE
Change selected entities to current layer.
 
SL
110.ABE
Move all entities from one layer to another.
Similar in operation to UL.
 
CHLAC
111.ABE
Change the layers of all entities in a drawing including entities in blocks.
 
To run CHLAC type  (CHLAC  “LAYER.SPC”  “MODIFY  TABLES”)  on  the command line, both parameter are optional. If you specify  the  second parameter “MODIFY TABLES” the program will set every layer that’s specified. If you have more than one layer listed with different settings the last layer listed will be the one that’s set.
 
The comma delimited sample file that CHLAC requires to run is called layer.spc the program
will search the current directory first  if  the file is not found the program will then search the AutoCad search path.
 
For more info on this program read the Chlac.doc file.
 
MS
201.ABE
Make a selection set using the selected layers as a filter.
To run the program enter MS on the command line.
 
Command: MS
 
Command: Select entities on layers <LA1,LA2> or <ENTER> to pick:
 
On the command line you can type a single layer name or make a filter containing any existing layer names using a comma delimiter to separate them. When in pick mode you can select a single entity for a layer or multiple entities on different layers.
After you have specified your layers you then select the entities for the selection set, to edit the selection set pick previous.
 
D
202.ABE
Measure distance from point to point.
 
AD
203.ABE
Measure accumulative distance.
 
SLE
204.ABE
Swap line ends.
 
SHE
205.ABE
Show the start of a line by displaying a colored vector cross at the start.
 
SHO
206.ABE
Show all the dxf info on the entity.
 
DSYM
207.ABE
Display a specified symbol table.
 
GSYM
208.ABE
Get a symbol form the symbol tables.
 
CO
209.ABE
Center offset.
 
ORE
210.ABE
Offset and remove.
 
MO
211.ABE
Multi offset.
 
XX
212.ABE
Extend one end of a line, pick and point.
 
X1
213.ABE
Extend one end of a line, distance or pick distance.
 
X2
214.ABE
Extend Both ends of a line, distance or pick distance.
 
JL
215.ABE
Join a line, join two lines to form one line.
 
CE
216.ABE
Count entities. (similar to AutoCad list command)
 
SS
217.ABE
Stretch command using a crossing box.
 
SSP
218.ABE
Stretch command using a crossing poly box.
 
FD
219.ABE
Flip dimension text about the dimension line.
 
FT
220.ABE
Flip dimension ticks, usually do after a detail has been mirrored. The program will only select blocks of the same name as specified in the variable DIMBLK.
BKS
221.ABE
Change block scale in X Y and Z.
 
F
222.ABE
Fillet two non intersecting line.
 
FR
223.ABE
Fillet radius two lines.
 
SN
224.ABE
Snip/Chamfer two lines.
 
SO
225.ABE
Set osnap mode to 0.
 
RZ
226.ABE
Remove the Z coordinate from the selected entities in the WCS.
This program only processes the following entities.
Line, Circle, Arc, Insert, Polyline, Leader, Ellipse, Text, Mtext.
Please note: This program Doesn’t flatten entities it moves there insertion point.This program will not process Inserts that are not parallel to the WCS.
TDC
227.ABE
Move the UCS to Top Dead Center.
The X axis is aligned with the first & second pick points the Y axis is positioned in the vertical plan perpendicular to world.
This program was designed to put the UCS at the Top Dead Center of a CHS in a 3D wireframe by picking 2 points on the center line, after the points are picked the first pick point is made the origin.
UO
228.ABE
UCS – Origin
UZA
229.ABE
UCS – ZAxis
U3
230.ABE
Quickly create a 3 Point UCS by picking 3 points on an entity, after the points are picked the first pick point is made the origin.
UE
231.ABE
UCS – Object/Entity
UV
232.ABE
UCS – View
UX
233.ABE
UCS – X
UY
234.ABE
UCS – Y
UZ
235.ABE
UCS – Z
UP
236.ABE
UCS – Previous
UR
237.ABE
UCS – Restore
US
238.ABE
UCS – Save
UW
239.ABE
UCS – World
 
 
 
 
 
LM
301.ABE
Line about a mid point.
 
LP
302.ABE
Draw perpendicular lines and close the ends in.
 
LB
303.ABE
Line Box.
 
PB
304.ABE
Polyline Box.
 
TB
305.ABE
Text Box.
 
PH
306.ABE
Plan Hole Blocks.
User hole sizes 12,14,18,22,26,30,33,39  names of blocks used CADHOLU1 - CADHOLU8.
Any other hole size - name of block used CADHOLPC, CADHOLPO, CADHOLPH.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3llayer.
 
EH
307.ABE
Elevation Hole Blocks.
Name of block inserted CADHOLEC, CADHOLEO, CADHOLEH.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3llayer.
 
SECA
308.ABE
Arrow Section Marks.
Name of block inserted CADSECA1, CADSECA2, CADSECA3 & CADSECA4.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3tlayer.
 
DET
309.ABE
Detail Balloon Marks.
Name of block inserted CADDET1.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3tlayer.
 
LAB
310.ABE
Section/View/Detail Labels.
Name of block inserted CADLAB1.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3tlayer.
 
SECB
311.ABE
Balloon Section Marks.
Name of block inserted CADSECA4, CADSECB1, CADSECB2, CADSECB3 & CADSECB4.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3tlayer.
 
SECV
312.ABE
Balloon View Marks.
Name of block inserted CADSECV1, CADSECV2, CADSECV3 & CADSECV4.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing & also the system variable symp3tlayer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DRP
401.ABE
Draw Plate dcl program.
User hole sizes if toggled on 12,14,18,22,26,33 & 39  names of blocks used CADHOLU1 - CADHOLU8.
Any other hole size - name of block used as specified in pull down list.
Note* the block reference must exist in the drawing.
 
RUNNER
402.ABE
Script runner dcl program.
 
VF
403.ABE
View File, view a text file in a dialog box.
 
ZIO
404.ABE
Zoom in and out dcl program.
 
DRB
405.ABE
Draw Beam dcl program. (beta)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FDELETE
501.ABE
Delete a file on the hard disk.
 
FRENAME
502.ABE
Rename a file on the hard disk.
 
FCOPY
503.ABE
Copy a file on the hard disk.
 
FREE
504.ABE
Show free space in specified drive.
 
FREESPACE
505.ABE
Show free memory in string heap space.
 
FSA
506.ABE
Save drawing to floppy disk drive A.
 
FSB
507.ABE
Save drawing to floppy disk drive B.
 
DS
508.ABE
Save current drawing to disk.
 
ES
509.ABE
End and save current drawing.
 
QE
510.ABE
Quit and end the current drawing.