AutoCAD Platform Customization is the most comprehensiveguide to streamlining and personalizing the AutoCAD platform. TheAutoLISP and VBA programming languages open up a myriad ofcustomization options, and this book provides expert guidancetoward applying them to AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Plant 3D, and otherprograms based on the Autodesk AutoCAD platform. Detaileddiscussions backed by real-world examples and step-by-steptutorials provide user-friendly instruction, and downloadabledatasets allow for hands-on learning. Through customization you canincrease screen real estate, streamline workflows, and create moreaccurate drawings by unleashing powerful programming languages thatallow the user to command the software how to work, instead of theother way around.
AutoCAD customization is commonly performed by systemadministrators and CAD managers, but senior drafters and savvyusers are increasingly taking customization into their own hands.AutoLISP and VBA are two popular and versatile tools that allow forgoing beyond the boundaries of normal user interface customizationoptions, allowing users to:
- Enforce drawing and CAD standards, and automate repetitivetasks
- Customize the workspace, including tool sets, ribbon tabs andpanels, and palettes
- Modify graphical objects, set system variables, integrate withexternal software, and more
- Manage blocks, change the interface, create dialog boxes, andcommunicate with Microsoft Office applications
The ideal design environment puts the tools you need right atyour fingertips, removes unnecessary steps, and fosters precisionthrough good communication. Customizing, including applyingAutoLISP and VBA to AutoCAD, enables all of this and much more. Forthe designer who needs to work smarter because it's impossible towork any harder, AutoCAD Platform Customization provides thekey information, insight, and techniques that will help to increaseyour productivity with AutoCAD.