October 1, 2014: The developer, Rex Allan Cooper, reacquired the popular SmartDraft line of productivity enhancement software for AutoCAD. The acquisition of SmartDraft provides the exciting opportunity to develop features our clients, in the land development industry, requested. Several of which are in the developmental stage.  SmartDraft’s powerful enhancement features and ease of use make SmartDraft a great third party technology solution.

Review and Rating:

SmartDraft PConnect receives a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 


March 27, 2014 - New Version Released! SmartDraft 12.0.16

Added support for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015, AutoCAD Map 3D 2015, and AutoCAD 2015

Construction Notes Tools Video provides a quick walkthrough of the Construction Notes Tools (length: 17 minutes).
Cross Sections from Points Video gives an overview on creating cross sections from points collected in the field (length: 6 minutes).
Station and Offset Report from Points
Parcel Inquiry
Area Divide
Section View: Draw a Polyline
Label Profile Views and Profile View Label Update
Label Section Views and Section View Label Update
Convert Survey Figure to 2D Polyline
Erase Polylines
Erase 3D Polylines
Added new options and dialog box to Arc Leader, Straight Leader, Profile Arc Leader, and Profile Straight Leader
Added Elevation options to Convert 3D to 2D Polyline
Added support for Feature Lines with the Polyline Reverse Direction command
Added Description Key Set selection to Import option of PConnect Description Key Style Manager command
Added Run : Rise option to Slope Label (One Point), Slope Label (Two Points), and Slope Label (Manual)
Added support for the Civil 3D Profile Object Layer with the Profile from Points Along an Alignment command

SmartDraft Apps on the Autodesk Exchange Store

Be the first to “test drive” SmartDraft applications from Autodesk Exchange | Apps, and write a review. There are several fully-functional “trial” applications to evaluate for 30 days, including:

SmartDraft Text Tools create text parallel, arc text, add notes, sequential text (both numbers and letters), text horizontal, vertical, align to object, text swap, copy string, add prefix / suffix, and much more.

SmartDraft Inquiry Tools measure distances, angles, ID points and elevations, count blocks, and list / label closed areas.

SmartDraft View Tools are a set of productivity tools when using view twist, saving and restoring the views, rotating the crosshairs, and creating viewports.

SmartDraft Inverse Points inverse between point objects, point numbers, or Civil 3D Survey database points. With options to inverse radial from a base point, and inverse along an open or closed path, the inverse data can be saved to a file or printed.

SmartDraft Associate Survey Working Folder associates a drawing with the Civil 3D Survey Working Folder, so the next time the drawing is opened or set current, the Survey Working Folder is set to the associated folder.

SmartDraft Pipe 2 Polyline generates an AutoCAD® polyline from a Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® pipe network.

Demonstration Videos

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Text Tools
View Tools
Inquiry Tools
HEC-RAS Tool: Create Sample Lines or Polylines along an alignment
HEC-RAS Tool: Create HEC-RAS Data
HEC-RAS Tool: Create HEC-RAS Floodplain Lines
HEC-RAS Tool: Create HEC-RAS Cross Sections
Inverse Points command
Associate Survey Working Folder command
Parcel Tools
PConnect command


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