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Using Custom Grip to Enhance User Interaction with AutoCAD Entities

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    AutoCAD use grips showed with selected entity not only to provide visual hints of the entity, such start/end/center points, or mid/tangent points or vertices, but also more importantly provide shortcuts to various operations against the entity, such as stretch/move/rotation/scale. Other AutoCAD verticals (C3D/ARCH/MEP…) use custom grips with AEC entities extensively. Fortunately, with .NET API, we can add custom grip to AutoCAD entity for our own specialized operation against selected entity. This instruction shows a few practical examples of using custom grips.

    Key Learnings

    • Create custom grip with GripOverrule
    • Create custom grip with context menu
    • Associate actions to custom grip
    • Use data with custom grip