QR Codes

Win32 and 64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
This plug-in allows you to insert scannable Quick Response (QR) Codes into AutoCAD drawings.

General Usage Instructions

To Create a QR Code for Multiline Text

Click Plug-ins tab > QR Code Mtext, or enter QRTEXT.

    1. In the drawing area, click twice to define a multiline text box.
    2. Enter the text to display when the QR Code is scanned.
    3. Click outside the text box when you are done entering text.

      The text is replaced in the drawing by a QR Code.

       

When a QR Code (MText object) is selected, move and resize grips are displayed at the text alignment point and upper-right corners (respectively).

To Create a QR Code Attached to a Leader Line

Click Plug-ins tab > QR Code Leader, or enter QRLEADER.

    1. In the drawing area, click to specify the leader start point and continue clicking points to define the leader.
    2. Press Enter to complete the leader.
    3. Enter text to display when the QR Code is scanned and press Enter twice to complete the leader text.

      The text is replaced in the drawing by a QR Code.

       

When a QR Code (Leader object) is selected, move and resize grips are displayed where the leader attaches and in the upper-right corner (respectively).

To Change Exisitng MText Objects into QR Codes

  1. Select one or more MText Objects.
  2. Click View tab > Palettes panel > Properties, or enter PROPERTIES.
  3. Under Text Properties, set the Optically Scannable property to Yes.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

QRTEXT

Creates an MText object that is displayed as a QR Code.

QRLEADER

Creates a Leader with an MText object that is displayed as a QR Code.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart AutoCAD to activate the plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system. The panel on the Plug-ins tab will not be removed until AutoCAD is restarted.

Additional Information

Known Issues

  • QR Codes are not displayed when the number of characters entered is very large.
  • On PCs running Windows 8 or 8.1, with Hardware Acceleration enabled, AutoCAD may become unresponsive when cutting or copying QR Codes.  Solution > Turn Hardware Acceleration off.

Contact

Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.
Support Contact: AutoCAD.apps@autodesk.com

Author/Company Information

Autodesk

Support Information

For support email AutoCAD.apps@autodesk.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.2

Updated for 2015 Products

1.1

Updated for 2014 Products