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DotSoft Welcomes You

Thank you for visiting our web site.  DotSoft has been in business since 1988, became an Autodesk® Registered Developer in 1992, a Bricsys Registered Developer in 2008, and an IntelliCAD Registered Developer in 2017.  Our years of experience working with CAD allows us to understand its limitations and design solutions to significantly improve your productivity.  Our mission is to provide low cost solutions in the form of high quality software.

BricsCAD v19 Compatibility [11-12-2018]
All of our current releases will work on the newest release of BricsCAD v19 (Pro or higher), including ToolPac 18.0, XL2CAD 6.5, WD2CAD 2.6 and MapWorks 7.0.  Users of older versions of our products will require the newest version, contact us.

DotSoft Celebrates 30 Years [05-01-2018]
Thirty Years   In 1988 we sold our first software product.  After thirty years we are proud to say we have increased the productivity of thousands of CAD operators.  We look forward to the future to expand on our accomplishments using the experience we've gained.

If you're not a user of our software, now is a great time to get involved as we move to an even more prosperous and productive future!

Save money with bundles!
When purchased together, this bundle can save you up to 30% over the regular total (if purchased separately).

Product Price
 ToolPac 18.0 $275 
 RasterWorks 2.1 $145 
 XL2CAD 6.5 $145 
 Word2CAD 2.6 $75 
 SuperScript 2.0 $50 
 Regular Total $690 
 Bundle Savings -$195 
 Bundle Price $495 

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AutoCAD 2019 Compatibility [03-23-2018]
All of our current releases will work on 2019, including ToolPac 18.0, XL2CAD 6.5, WD2CAD 2.6 and MapWorks 7.0.  Users of older versions of our products will require the newest version, contact us.

ToolPac 18.0 Released [03-23-2018]
The ultimate collection of productivity tools for mainstream CAD engines just got better.  Numerous additional tools and dozens of refinements to existing tools (detailed list). Fully compatible with the new AutoCAD 2019.  Users of older versions, please contact us for upgrade information.

IntelliCAD Ports Status [10-02-2017]
Here is the status of our IntelliCAD ports (running on IntelliCAD 8.3 or higher) as released.

  • ToolPac (CAD Productivity Tools)
  • XL2CAD (CAD <> Excel Connectivity)
  • WD2CAD (CAD <> Word Connectivity)
  • MapWorks (Civil/Survey & GIS Tools)

This includes ITC OEM developers like Autodsys, CMS, ActCAD and others.  Also runs inside of Carlson 2018 using it's provided IntelliCAD engine.  We've applied some introductory discounts as well !

GeoLocation+ CAD Engines [06-01-2017]
Previously only available for AutoCAD 2015+, we have expanded the engine compatibility options for GeoLocationPlus (very popular low cost package).  It now supports AutoCAD back to 2010 or higher, BricsCAD v15 Pro or higher, and IntelliCAD 8.4.  Now everyone with a recent CAD engine can import or export KML files and use the dozens of other related tools to enhance your mapping and GIS capabilities.

RasterWorks 2016 Released [12-01-2016]
This collection of raster design tools, including OCR, raster to vector (and back to raster) works inside AutoCAD® and BricsCAD® providing the ability to manipulate inserted raster images and much more.

DotSoft Weblog Established [09-15-2014]
We have set up a weblog (blog) where users can keep up with all DotSoft news.  This includes minor revisions to products, new tools, productivity tips and more.  Check in often to find out the latest.

The right tools for Office documents
We have several tools that interact with Microsoft Office and OpenDesign Compatibles in different ways and potential users can get confused on which they need.

Product Requirements Description

● AutoCAD 2007+
● BricsCAD v12 Pro+
● Excel 2000+

Application running inside AutoCAD/BricsCAD, designed to produce the most accurate linked representation of the spreadsheet possible.  Professional version includes additional tools to assist in data transfer to and from Excel.
Word2CAD ● AutoCAD 2007+
● BricsCAD v12 Pro+
● Word 2000+
Application running inside AutoCAD/BricsCAD, designed to produce accurate representations of the word document.  Results are optionally linked to allow automatic update on drawing open.

● Excel 2000+
● DWG Software

Add-in running inside MS Excel, produces accurate representations of the spreadsheet by creating a DWG file directly.  Results update automatically as the spreadsheet changes.
Word2DWG ● Word 2000+
● DWG Software
Add-in running inside MS Word, produces representations of the document by creating a DWG file directly.  Results update automatically as the document changes.

Discussion Forums Established [12-23-2013]
We have set up a forum discussion area where users can discuss not only our products, but also professional aspects of their work (like Surveying, GIS/Mapping, etc).  If you would like to see additional forums established, contact our support department and provide details about the type of professional forum to create.

Word2DWG 2.1 Released [07-28-2010]
DotSoft has developed a revolutionary new way to solve the problem of placing Word documents into CAD applications. The result is Word2DWG. We moved all the processing code inside Microsoft Word, directly creating a DWG (or DXF) file. You simply click an icon to create the DWG file. As changes are made, the DWG files are updated when the document is saved or closed!

Excel2DWG 5.2 Released [07-28-2010]
This release brings several improvements.  First we added backward compatibility with older versions of Excel (back to 2000) and the abilility to create older drawing files (2000 format). We also added the ability to 'Color By Layer' all objects (fills, lines, and text) so that the colors can be controlled by changing the color assigned to the layers. Several other improvements including faster generation of drawings and more.


No VBA in Use, Fully 64bit Compatible [06-10-2010]
X VBA   We saw the writing on the wall with AutoCAD 2008 64bit and began porting all of our VBA code to the Managed .NET API.  Autodesk has recently announced that VBA will be discontinued in a future version (2012?) of AutoCAD.  Our current releases contain absolutely no AutoCAD VBA code so you don't have to worry about the future of our add-ons.
64bit   To make our products fully 64bit compatible, we also removed all 32bit windows dependencies.  When you install our software, absolutely nothing is placed in the Windows\Systems folders; all code resides in the application folder.  It's so independent and versatile that (provided you have the licenses) it can actually be copied to other machines. Reviews LegalWorks [09-25-2006]
Jason Hickey of (now with Autodesk) puts our Legal Description Writer through its paces.  Read his observations in this article., An Incredible Tool for Surveyors, September 2006.

CADALYSY LABS Highly Recommended DotSoft's XL2CAD Receives CADalyst Labs "Highly Recommended" Status [06-01-06]

Our fourth generation Excel to AutoCAD import and information exchange tool was reviewed by CADalyst Magazine and received its highest rating.  You can read the review then try the demo to see for yourself why XL2CAD 4.0 is the best tool in its class.  The highest quality product that costs 1/2 of what the competition charges makes it a true best buy in AutoCAD add-on utilities.

CADENCE Magazine
"DotSoft's impressive collection of AutoCAD
add-on utilities package easily justifies its price"
CADENCE Magazine, January 1998

(And that was only ToolPac version 3.0!)


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2019 Compatibility

DotSoft is proud of its tradition of supporting a new AutoCAD when it's released. AutoCAD 2019 is no exception, our leading products are fully compatible and ready to go immediately after it ships.

AutoCAD 2018 Compatible

Note: Users of older versions of our products will require the newest version, contact us.

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