This instructional demonstration will teach AutoCAD.NET API software developers how to extend the managed ObjectARX libraries to use hidden functionality. The standard AutoCAD .NET managed libraries provide extensive support, but there are some capabilities that aren't wrapped into the managed libraries. In this instructional demonstration, we'll discuss ways to work with AutoCAD software files and ObjectARX libraries. The demonstration will show how to use available managed .NET applications. We will also provide sample code that you can modify and use in your applications.
- Learn how to extend the AutoCAD .NET managed capability
- Discover exported functions in AutoCAD files that can be imported to managed code
- Learn how to get the structure of the exported functions and import them into managed code
- Discover Platform Invoke (P/Invoke)
Todd has over 25 years of experience in the mechanical engineering field. He is a graduate of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. Todd joined Synergis in 2003 as a Design Solutions Engineer where he began providing assistance to customers through training and consulting, helpdesk support, as well as providing pre-sales support and regularly presenting classes at Autodesk University. Prior to this, Todd spent ten years as a documentation specialist/designer at Honeywell, Inc., working on several government contracts which required strict drafting and design documentation in accordance with government standards. Todd also has experience providing CAD Management in the technical ceramic, elevator, and specialty gas industries.
Worked with CAD products for more than 25 years in many positions, from being a CAD drafter to writing automation applications. In current position, write integration applications to support and extract reference and property data for a document management system. In previous position used RealDWG® to write custom automation application to create AutoCAD® drawings of industrial kitchen equipment. Have worked at several Autodesk resellers in software development groups doing custom applications for Inventor and AutoCAD software. While working for resellers taught AutoCAD® instructional classes, Microsoft Visual Basic and AutoLISP classes. Worked as an AutoCAD® instructor at two community colleges.