In this tutorial, Josh Modglin walks through the use and distinctions of ACAD.lsp and ACADDOC.lsp within your AutoCAD configuration. The instructor discusses the differences between the two default LISP files, along with what is provided in the exercise LISP files. In addition, Josh demonstrates setting the correct support file search path and loading the two default LISP files at AutoCAD startup.
- [Narrator] AutoCAD automatically loads certain LSP files…for us if they're found in the support search directory.…We can create these as long as…they're located in the correct directory.…The two files, the two LSP routines…are ACAD.LSP and ACADDOC.LSP.…We have created these for you within the exercise files…let's look at these two that we've created…and in the process then see how they'll automatically…load and what they'll do.…
So using the visual LSP editor we're going to open the file.…In our exercise files support directory under LSP.…And we'll start with the ACAD.LSP file.…Now there are comments provided for each line…but the first line loads Visual LSP functionality…this way we can get to the preferences or the options…and the configuration of those options.…What you need to change, the only thing you need to change…is this path, this path needs to point…to the exercise files support directory location…on your computer for these exercise files.…
Notice that the directory demarcating symbol…is two backslashes for each directory.…
- Using variables and profiles
- Customizing AutoCAD templates with styles and layer properties
- Using dynamic blocks
- Customizing the AutoCAD interface
- Creating custom tool palettes
- Creating and editing scripts
- Adding custom symbols
- CAD programming with LISP
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Customizing Options
2. Drawing Templates
3. Dynamic Blocks
4. Customizing User Interface
5. Tool Palettes
7. Custom Symbols
8. LISP for CAD Managers
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