Tutorials

Using XREFs and XREF Best Practice

by Will on October 25, 2011

XREFs can be an extremely helpful tool at your disposal when used well. However when used badly they can be a nightmare. In this article I am going to go through how to use XREFs and talk about some best ..read more

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AutoCAD®, VB and Mathematics

by Will on May 20, 2011

If you want to become an expert AutoCAD® script writer, at some point you’re going to need to know a bit about maths, or at least have the capacity to learn. It doesn’t have to calculus, but stuff like Pythagoras ..read more

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random shape

I’ve had a few requests recently to do a post on creating executables that control AutoCAD®. Though generally it is better to have tools well integrated into AutoCAD® via the use of a NETLOADed dll for example, sometimes an exe ..read more

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Screenshot Of Points

Today I’m going to show you how to use a bit of simple VBA to export data to a CSV file. It’s really simple, and although there are other ways of achieving the same thing, this way allows great flexibility, ..read more

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One of my readers has requested some help regarding the drawing of windows. I’m not 100% sure of his exact requirements, but it’s a good opportunity for me to build on what I’ve already shown you. This will be a ..read more

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Longest Path

Been struggling to find time to post on here recently due to exams, work and planning a wedding… with a bit of a lull in between everything, now’s a good time to get back in the swing of it!

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VB.NET AutoCAD® Template

by Will on February 18, 2011

For those interested in AutoCAD® development, there are a few files that need to be referenced so that you can work with AutoCAD®. So, ideally, you’ll want to set up a basic template that you can use with all the ..read more

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Introduction to VB.NET in AutoCAD

by Will on November 18, 2010

VBA is in the process of being phased out, and the replacement is .NET. This may disappoint some of you that have VBA applications/skills, but you will be pleased to hear that you can still use code that you have, ..read more

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VBA in AutoCAD® – Tutorial 2: Subroutines

by Will on November 18, 2010

Introduction

This tutorial assumes that you have read all previous tutorials, but have no other VBA knowledge for AutoCAD® or otherwise.

In this tutorial, I will explain the basics of subroutines.

Subroutines

In the last tutorial, I explained some basic code. The observant of ..read more

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VBA in AutoCAD® – Tutorial 1: Introduction

by Will on November 18, 2010

Introduction

Knowing a little bit of programming can be extremely useful in the AutoCAD® environment. Before you cringe with dread at the prospect of having to learn a programming language, it sounds far more difficult than it really is. Especially since ..read more

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