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Macro and Cheese: An Automation Feast

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    AutoCAD software users tend to repeat the same task frequently. Something as simple as placing text may require that one sets a specific layer current, then sets a text style current, and then sets the height of the text. This example requires 3 steps before typing the verbiage. Other repetitive tasks can consume even more time. Creating a simple macro will automate processes such as this into one function. Macros can also assist in ensuring that drafting standards are being used. This session will demonstrate how to easily create macros to automate repetitive tasks, and how one can add them to a tool palette for easy access. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover what macros are and when should one use them
    • Understand macro syntax
    • Learn how to build a macro
    • Learn how to add macro commands to a tool palette