AutoCAD software can be extended in a number of ways, but many users are unsure of where or how to get started. In this lab, you learn to create custom desktop icons, modify the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, create and modify command aliases that can be used to start commands, record and play back action macros, and define tools and tool palettes to reduce repetitive drawing tasks. This lab gives you a solid foundation in customizing AutoCAD so you can be more productive when you return to your office.
- Create custom desktop icons
- Modify the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar in AutoCAD
- Create command aliases and record action macros
- Define tools and tool palettes
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.