BetterWMF solves AutoCAD problems related to copying and pasting drawings into other software packages like Microsoft Word.

If you have ever tried to insert an AutoCAD picture into for example a Microsoft Office document you may have noticed several problems: To start with, you will get unwanted borders. The resulting size of a picture is the same as the graphics area of the AutoCAD window at the time of creation, rather than matching the selected objects.

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This usually means that pictures copied from AutoCAD to other Windows applications will have a large blank area to the top or right.
Also when you print the document with the picture you will notice that all lines will become equally (very) thin.
Finally you will have discovered that it is very difficult to size your picture to an accurate scale.

For each of these problems individual, clumsy workarounds are possible, with varying degrees of success. The real solution is BetterWMF.


With BetterWMF no workaround is necessary: Just load an ARX inside AutoCAD or run Bclipbrd.exe outside AutoCAD and any picture you cut and paste from AutoCAD to another program will be improved on-the-fly.

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The resulting picture will be exactly the size of your selected entities. Using the options you can modify the picture in several other ways. For example, you can turn the picture into black-and-white, assign width to the lines based on their color or set a fixed size for the picture as it will appear in other programs. Besides pasting the improved picture immediately into another application, you can also save it for later use.

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This can be done by using the clipboard or from within AutoCAD by using the new function BWMFOUT which improves on the standard function WMFOUT.

All options can be configured in this Dialog.

You can download an evaluation version of BetterWMF for free. This is a fully functional program.

To download BetterWMF go to the download page.

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