AutoCAD software is a particularly extensible program, and that ability lets you alter the interface to suit your needs. This customizability isn't just altering where buttons are in the toolbars, but easily adding commands to both buttons, as well as to the menu bar. While AutoCAD for Mac software doesn't quite have all of the capabilities of the Microsoft Windows version, creating macros, adding commands to the menu, and utilizing basic LISP routines are all capabilities we can capitalize on in AutoCAD for Mac. This class will review how to use the CUI to add commands to the toolsets and menus, how to alter and add custom tool panels in the toolsets, and how to load LISP routines so they're accessible every time you load a drawing. We'll even learn how to write a few basic LISP routines to get you started.
- Learn how to create custom buttons with macros
- Learn how to add commands to the drop-down menu bar
- Learn how to load LISP routines
- Learn how to move and create tool panels in the toolsets
Jim LaPier is the owner of IMPACT Designs, LLC, a consulting firm based in Maryland. Jim has worked with AutoCAD software for 18 years in varying disciplines, including commercial and residential architectural design, mechanical engineering, materials handling, and telecommunications. He is skilled in customization, efficiency, and speed, and he is adept in information technology. Eventually Jim became an Expert Elite member thanks to his contributions to AutoCAD for Mac. Previously Jim worked as a genius at an Apple Inc. Retail Store, becoming a certified Apple technician. Jim combines paper-and-pencil drafting knowledge with his love of advanced technology, both Mac and PC-based. Jim currently travels around the country giving workshops and classes on AutoCAD for Mac software and using Apple computers in today's design offices.