Weld Symbols for AutoCAD


For AutoCAD 2012 – Current Versions. NOT available for AutoCAD LT.



NEW Version Completely Redesigned and Updated for ANSI AWS A2.4:2012

Weld Symbols In 10 Sec.!

Watch the video and see for yourself. Weld symbols delivers a clean and simple user dialog interface for adding ANSI/AWS welding symbols to AutoCAD drawings. Eliminates weld symbol libraries by parametrically creating an unlimited number of weld symbols on demand. The Restore Symbol feature lets you quickly restore any welding symbol created and saved for quick placement. Predefined symbols can be shared via the network or by copying the saved symbol files to other users’ workstations.


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  • Features (click to open for more info)

    Welding Symbols Includes:

    • Create weld symbol in an on-screen dialog before placement.
    • Save symbol configurations to recall for later use.
    • Preferences dialog controls all aspects of the welding symbol.
    • Symbols have added intelligence for easy identification.
    • Continuous multiple leader lines are made from a polyline.
    • Size of symbols is controlled from the current DimScale setting.
  • Overview

    Weld Symbols Overview

    Create the entire welding symbol before placing it on your drawing. Each specific symbol may be saved for reuse, at the touch of a button, over and over, revising the previous symbol to create new ones. Saved welding symbols are used in another drawing file by selecting the Restore button.

    Welding Symbols based on ANSI/AWS specifications and give you complete control over every aspect of each symbol.

    A symbol icon is updated within the dialog as each component is selected when creating the welding symbol. You may attach user defined labels and noting directly from within the built-in edit boxes. ANSI standard noting is built in for easy note selection.

    Clear Button: Clears all current settings, selections and resets to the defaults.

    Save Current: Save the current weld symbol settings for use later or in another drawing, using the Restore Symbol button.

    Restore Symbol Dialog: Restore weld symbols saved previously or from within another drawing for use in this drawing.

    Defaults: Allows user to edit default settings stored in the WELD.GCF file using Notepad

    Other Side Options” href=””>Other Side Options: Select the setting for the other side symbol from these pulldown list boxes or type the size in the edit boxes.

    Arrow Side Options: Similar to the Other side Options above. Select the settings for the arrow side symbol from these pulldown list and edit boxes or type the size in the edit boxes.

    Image Area: Image displays current weld symbol settings as each selection is made.

    Field Weld Toggle Setting: Adds field weld flag symbol to the current welding symbol.

    Leader Right Toggle: Default leader left end. Toggles leader to right end of weld line.

    All Around Toggle: Adds all around weld symbol to the current welding symbol.

    Sized Stacked Toggle: Toggles between stacked and non-stacked sizes.

    Add Leader: Toggles the leader line on or off after placement of welding symbol.

    Annotative Toggle: Inserts the welding symbol based on the current annotative scale setting. When off, the welding symbol is scaled based on the current DimScale setting.

    Tail Note Options: Add up to three tail notes by typing the note in the edit box or selecting them from a pull-down list box.

    Weld Symbol Layer Selection: Lists all the layers within the current drawing file. Select layer for weld symbol placement.

  • Installation (click to open for more info)


    Download the file from the link provided in the sales receipt and save the file to your computer hard disk.  After downloading locate the file and execute it to install the program. Restart AutoCAD for the plug-in to autoload and become active. An icon will appear in the “Add-Ins” or “Plug-Ins” tab of the Ribbon Panel for this App.


    The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

  • Software Activation

    Software Activation

    You have 15-days to activate the software. When running in non-activated mode a dialog will only appear once the first time the program is executed in a new or existing drawing which indicates the number of Days Remaining before the program stops and an option to Activate. Until you are ready to activate the software, you can run the software in the Non-Activated mode before it expires by clicking on the “Continue without Activation” button.

    To activate the software, when you open a new or existing drawing and a dialog appears prompting you to press “OK” button to Activate Now. This takes you to the SoftDraft Activation dialog showing your License Code and an edit box for you to enter the License Key. To receive your License Key, click in the License Code edit box, then copy the License Code. To avoid mistakes, we suggest that you copy it from this dialog and paste it in an email, instead of entering it with the keyboard, then send it to

    Please include the name the app was purchased under and company name. After we receive the email we will send the License Key back, usually within 24 hours, for you to enter into the dialog. Copy the License Key from the email into the License Key edit box area of the Activation dialog, then click “OK” to close the dialog. An alert will show the License Key was or accepted or an incorrect Key was entered. If you receive the “Incorrect License Key” alert, please notify tech support in an email to support @

Additional information

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