BetterWMF for full AutoCAD

With full AutoCAD versions you can experience the full benefits of BetterWMF. You can have BetterWMF improve your pictures automatically or you can control BetterWMF through lisp functions.

Although the versions differ in many ways they all handle WMF-pictures in the same way.

AutoCAD versionBetterWMF ARX file
32 bit AutoCAD
BetterWMF ARX file
64 bit AutoCAD
AutoCAD 2007 use Bwmf2007.arx.  
AutoCAD 2008
AutoCAD 2009
use Bwmf2007.arx. use Bwmf2008x64.arx.
AutoCAD 2010
AutoCAD 2011
AutoCAD 2012
use Bwmf2010.arx. use Bwmf2010x64.arx.
AutoCAD 2013
AutoCAD 2014
use Bwmf2013.arx. use Bwmf2013x64.arx.
AutoCAD 2015
AutoCAD 2016
use Bwmf2015.arx. use Bwmf2015x64.arx.
AutoCAD 2017 -- use Bwmf2017.arx.
AutoCAD 2018 -- use Bwmf2018.arx.
AutoCAD 2019
AutoCAD 2020
-- use Bwmf2019.arx.
AutoCAD 2021 -- use Bwmf2021.arx.


To use BetterWMF for a full AutoCAD version you must load the appropriate .arx into AutoCAD (click for help on how to load an ARX).
In AutoCAD, you will get new commands and new lisp-functions. This corresponds to installation according to installation method 1: Loading an ARX into AutoCAD.

Using BetterWMF

After you have loaded the ARX into AutoCAD you can use BetterWMF in many ways.

  • You can create BetterWMF pictures through the commands BWMFOUT and BCOPYCLIP.
  • You can also do this with the lisp functions (bwmfout), (bcopyclip), (bpswmfout) and (bpscopyclip).
  • You can access the Picture options dialog by entering the command BWMFOPT in AutoCAD or set the options through the lisp function (bwmfsetoption).

More information is available in the chapter Using BetterWMF.

Known Limitations

  • BetterWMF only accesses the graphical information from AutoCAD, not the drawing database information. If you want to change line widths with BetterWMF, you can only assign new line widths depending on colors, not depending on AutoCAD lineweights.