Have you ever found yourself at your desk wondering if there is a better way to work? Maybe you downloaded an AutoLISP® or VBA program in the hope that it would make you more efficient, only to find out it does not work quite like you had hoped. Many of the features that you use on a daily basis in AutoCAD can be combined with external data sources to automate the flow of design data upstream and downstream. This class introduces you to the various programming languages and interfaces that can be used to automate tasks and create new workflows in AutoCAD.
- List the available development tools
- List the programming languages that AutoCAD supports
- Choose the programming language that is right for you
- Load and execute sample code for the various programming languages
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.