We can extend AutoCAD software in a number of ways, but many users are unsure of where or how to get started. In this lab you will create custom desktop icons, modify the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, create and modify command aliases that you can use to start commands, and define tools and tool palettes to reduce repetitive drawing tasks. This lab will give you a solid foundation in some of the available customization features that AutoCAD software offers to help you become more productive when you return to your office.
- Learn to create custom desktop icons
- Learn how to create command aliases
- Discover tools and tool palettes
- Discover how to modify the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar
Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Experience Designer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT products on Windows and Mac. He works primarily on the customization, developer, and CAD administration documentation along with the user documentation. Lee has presented at Autodesk University for more than 10 years on a wide range of topics, from general AutoCAD customization to programming with the ObjectARX technology. He has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent project being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond. When Lee isn't writing, you can find him roaming various AutoCAD community forums, posting articles on his or the AutoCAD blog, or tweeting information regarding the AutoCAD product.