Using the methods described in the lecture section (Course IT 11444) you’ll learn how to implement keystroke-saving functions, delete and redefine commands, load Customize User Interface (CUI) files, set workspaces, control system variables, call external programs, and more, using AutoLISP programming language via a proven sample environment. We will show examples of embedding AutoLISP functions in toolbars, ribbons, and palettes, along with concepts for controlling profile-configuration parameters like plotter directories from network locations. If you've ever wanted to know more about how AutoLISP programming language can help you manage your AutoCAD software tools, you don't want to miss this class. This class assumes you have a working knowledge of CUI customization and tool-palette usage. A basic knowledge of AutoLISP programming language is also helpful.
- Learn how to manipulate CUI and tool-palette elements via AutoLISP
- Learn how to manipulate profile settings via AutoLISP
- Learn how to manage networked machines via AutoLISP
- Learn how to manage AutoCAD tools without profiles
Since 1991 Robert Green has provided CAD management consulting, programming, training, and technical writing services for clients throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A mechanical engineer by training, Robert has used many popular CAD tools in a variety of engineering environments since 1985. Robert has acquired his expertise in CAD management via real-world experience as the “alpha CAD user” everywhere he has worked. Over time he has come to enjoy the technological and training challenges associated with CAD management, and he now trains CAD managers via public speaking. Robert is well known for his insightful articles in Cadalyst magazine and for his book, Expert CAD Management: The Complete Guide (published by Sybex). When he’s not writing, Robert heads his own consulting practice, Robert Green Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia.