AutoCAD® 2023 support for comsCountIt!
About comsCountIt!: A great FREE App of Massimo Cicognani for counting block references, texts, lines/ polylines counting. Multi drawings support. Counting results can be grouped by layer/color/drawing/ layout/ thickness and exported to Excel table/ AutoCAD table.
About the Author: Mr. Massimo Cicognani has published a series of useful Apps with wide-range platform support since 2012. However, on August 27th, 2021 version 2.0.2 is announced to be "Final release. There won't be any update to 2023". We respect Mr. Massimo Cicognani for his great, selfless contribution. It's time for him to rest, perhaps.
This short article will show you, how to make comsCountIt! work in AutoCAD® 2023
Though this action won't do any harm to your system, it's should be aware that tip may not always work.
Windows 64 bit, AutoCAD® 64-bit
Original ComsCountit! App from Autodesk App Store: https://apps.autodesk.com/ACD/en/Detail/Index?id=2167190461193733548&appLang=en&os=Win32_64
The modified "PackageContents.xml" file, download from here: http://bit.ly/3XWuSCy
The modified PackageContents.xml" file with original installer V2.0.2 for lazy guys: http://bit.ly/3SsDxeT
Open Explorer, paste "%AppData%\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\comsCountIt.bundle" into Address bar, press Enter;
Replace the original "PackageContents.xml" in comsCountIt.bundle folder with the modified file (download from above links);
The original installation file (.msi) and the App core files (.dll) are not digitally signed by its Author. Be sure to download the installation file from a trusted source.
Restore the old "PackageContents.xml" in case mod action failed.
This is a mod action and not supported by the App publisher nor Autodesk® staffs.