Creation and Use of Macro-Enabled Tabs with AutoCAD


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Creating macro-enabled tools

One place where you can save yourself some clicks is by creating a macro-enabled tool. Macros automate the way a command works, entering your favorite options automatically. In this lesson we're going to learn how to create a macro-enabled tool. On my screen I have a drawing of a plat of survey and I would like to purge this drawing and remove all of the unnecessary information. Let's see how many steps that is. First, I'll open the Application menu, then I'll come down to Drawing Utilities, and I'll select Purge.

I will then click Purge All, I'll select Purge all items, and I'll click Close. Now while that wasn't horribly time consuming, it was several clicks. Wouldn't it be nice if we could create a button that would purge the entire drawing in a single click? Well, this is where macros come in. A macro is nothing more than a line of text. Essentially, you create a text string that mimics what you would type at the command line, and then you create a butt...

Creating macro-enabled tools
Video duration: 10m 29s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Creating macro-enabled tools provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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