Try What’s New in AutoCAD 2024: AutoLISP

Try AutoLISP AutoCAD LT Feature

We are excited to share another article in the relatively new series Try What’s New! But instead of AutoCAD, this article is for those using AutoCAD LT.

We’ll look at using AutoLISP, which has been available for many decades in AutoCAD. But it’s now available for the first time to AutoCAD LT users with the 2024 release. (You can check out the difference between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT here.) AutoLISP is a powerful productivity tool that allows you to automate workflows and extend the functionality of AutoCAD LT.

You don’t need to be a programmer to take advantage of AutoLISP programs that were previously written by others. This article starts off by first loading and using AutoLISP programs, and then easing into the basics of writing your own simple AutoLISP programs.

AutoLISP example in AutoCAD LT

In this new Try AutoLISP article, we’ll cover:

  • Loading an AutoLISP file
  • Managing and securing AutoLISP files
  • Entering AutoLISP statements at the Command prompt
  • Storing AutoLISP statements in AutoLISP (LSP) files
  • Loading AutoLISP files with the Startup Suite
  • Learning about specialized startup AutoLISP files

Learn how AutoLISP in AutoCAD LT can be used to automate workflows and improve your productivity with the step-by-step examples in Try AutoLISP.

Along with the Try AutoLISP article, check out these Have You Tried articles to improve your productivity through other automation and customization features of AutoCAD LT:

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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