AutoCAD software’s COM automation API used for Microsoft VBA isn’t the only COM API that is exposed for use with AutoCAD software. There are 4 lesser-known COM APIs that have been lost in time; they were designed to automate some of the CAD management-related tasks in the AutoCAD drawing environment. The COM APIs that we will cover during this session enable you to create a transmittal package, work with sheet sets, define custom-CAD-standards plug-ins, and link objects to database records. This session will provide an overview of each API and will give you lots of sample code to take back for experimentation.
- Learn how to create a basic transmittal package from a drawing
- Learn how to create and modify sheets and sheet sets
- Learn how to check for and fix issues related to drawing standards
- Learn how to link database records to objects in a drawing
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.