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AutoLISP for AutoCAD Users

Cadassist Ltd
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3 days
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Course description

AutoLISP for AutoCAD Users - In-House Training delivered over 3 days

This AutoLISP for AutoCAD Users In-House Training will help your participants learn how to create customised application commands within AutoCAD.

The 3-day programme is typically designed  to help delegates develop familiarity with the programming tools needed to design and build applications that solve common technical problems and automate repetitive tasks. More specifically, it teaches them to:

  • Use basic AutoLISP functions to create a program
  • Make decisions within AutoLISP programs
  • Build effective user prompts
  • Access and edit the AutoCAD drawing database
  • Read and write test files and manipulate text strings
  • Create dialogue boxes for AutoLISP applications

Cadassist can also tailor the course content to meet your team's specific needs.

          Suitability - Who should attend?

          This AutoLISP for AutoCAD Users In-House Training is suitable for AutoCAD users who are looking to develop custom drafting applications.

          Pre-requisites
          Delegates must have a working knowledge of AutoCAD.

          Training Course Content

          Course content typically covers:

          AutoLISP Basic Skills

          • How AutoLISP thinks and works
          • Manipulate lists of data with AutoLISP
          • Create a program file
          • Load customised AutoLISP functions and commands in memory

          Create Drawings with AutoLISP

          • Use GET functions to gather data from the user of your program
          • Use AutoLISP math functions
          • Use geometric functions

          Make Decisions

          • Use AutoLISP logical functions to make decisions about real-world conditions
          • Create if statements
          • Create conditional statements
          • Create while, foreach and repeat statements

          Write User Prompts

          • Organise the appearance of prompts on the command line
          • Create default options in prompts
          • Check data and prompt for keyword options
          • Control menu display with AutoLISP

          Access the AutoCAD Database

          • Access a single entity
          • Describe the structure of an entity property list
          • Change properties in an entity property list
          • Change property lists in complex entities

          Use Selection Sets

          • Create a selection set
          • Access data in a selection set
          • Control data types included in a selection set

          Read and Write Text Files

          • Open a text file with AutoLISP
          • Read data from a text file
          • Write data from a text file
          • Manipulate ASCII text strings

          Create Dialogue Boxes

          • Describe how to create a dialogue box
          • Load and display a dialogue box
          • Link dialogue box options to AutoLISP programs
          • Create buttons, radio buttons and toggles on a dialogue box
          • Arrange buttons into sub-groups within a dialogue box

          Expenses

          The course is tailored to meet your requirements in terms of content, location and delivery.

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          About provider

          Cadassist Ltd

          Cadassist is an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) for Autodesk and runs accredited courses for Autodesk and other CAD software packages. Cadassist is a design and data management specialist working with some of the UK’s leading design organisations. They use their...


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          Contact info

          Cadassist Ltd

          52 Bramhall Lane, South Bramhall, Cheshire
          SK7 1AH Manchester

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