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 v20 Compatibility [10-30-2019]
All of our current releases will work on the newest release of BricsCAD v20 (Pro or higher), including ToolPac 19.0, XL2CAD 7.0, WD2CAD 3.0 and MapWorks 8.0. Users of older versions of our products will require the newest version, contact us.
IntelliCAD 9.2 Compatibility [09-26-2019]
All of our current releases will work on the newest release of IntelliCAD 9.2 (Pro or higher), including ToolPac 19.0, XL2CAD 7.0, WD2CAD 3.0 and MapWorks 8.0. Users of older versions of our products may require the newest version, contact us.
Save Money with CAD Bundle!
The CAD Bundle contains ToolPac, XL2CAD, WD2CAD, RasterWorks and Superstript. The individiual total of these items purchased separately is $690, but you save $195 when you purchase them together for $495. Obtain additional savings when you purchase for your entire group!.
Word2CAD 3.0 Released [06-24-2019]
We added support for Word Tables (even those including merged rows and columns) as well as inline images (bitmaps). Also numerous refinements to existing tools and faster processing.
AutoCAD 2020 Compatibility [04-15-2019]
All of our current releases will work on 2020, including ToolPac 19.0, XL2CAD 7.0, WD2CAD 2.7 and MapWorks 8.0. Users of older versions of our products will require the newest version, contact us.
ToolPac 19.0 Released [04-15-2018]
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 2020. Users of older versions, please contact us for upgrade information.
XL2CAD 7.0 Released [03-23-2019]
Having Microsoft Excel installed is now an option! XL2CAD's new dual mode operatiion allows it to communicate with Excel (as before), or now read the XLSx (OpenXML) format directly. CAD users now have the option of OpenOffice, LibreOffice, or other spreadsheet applications to create spreadsheet content, then use XL2CAD for hassle free (linked) placement in drawings.
DotSoft Celebrates 30 Years [05-01-2018]
||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!
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.
● 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.
||● 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.
||● 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]
||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.
||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.
Civil3D.com Reviews LegalWorks [09-25-2006]
Jason Hickey of Civil3D.com (now with Autodesk) puts our Legal Description Writer through its paces. Read his observations in this article. Civil3D.com, An Incredible Tool for Surveyors, September 2006.
||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.
"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!)