Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of AutoCAD: Creating an Enterprise Custom User Interface.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files, I encourage you to download them and extract them to your desktop. Notice that's where I have mine located and we'll be accessing the files during the course. Now if I open the exercise files folder, you'll see that within the exercise directory, there are subfolders for each chapter of the course. Now if we go inside one of these chapter subfolders, you'll notice that the files are named, most of them, by the exercises that they'll be used.
Some will simply be a description or file name that we'll use or call up during the course. Now in addition to the files that we'll use for each chapter of the course, you'll find a completed folder within each chapter directory. And notice in the completed folder, you will find the files that will be the completed work after the exercise. So this is what the file is supposed to look like once you've completed the exercise that is appropriately named.
You may even find it easier to use the completed files and work backwards, so to speak, as you edit the end result to better understand the tools and functions described in the exercise. Now if you don't have access to the exercise files, and that's okay. Follow along and we will work through the files together within the course. Now some of the data within the exercise files will be set up ahead of time prior to the exercise. However we'll take the time to explain what we built and why we built it.
This way we can work through many of the functions without repeating steps from one exercise to another but that will also provide you, if you don't have access to the exercise files, the ability to build a similar setup. So you don't need the exercise files to work through the course. However you'll find that having them and working through the files yourself while watching this course will give you a superior grasp of the information covered on AutoCAD's custom user interface.
- What is a custom user interface (CUI)?
- Partial, main, and enterprise CUIs
- Creating a new partial CUI
- Creating interface controls
- Defining main and enterprise CUIs