In this tutorial, Josh Modglin walks through the history and format of AutoCAD’s AutoLISP and VisualLISP programming language. The instructor discusses what LISP is and the basic key formatting structures of AutoCAD’s LISP. In addition, Josh demonstrates creating a line of LISP code within AutoCAD’s VisualLisp Integrated Development Editor.
- [Instructor] For CAD managers…oftentimes the first language we learn is LISP.…It's because it's relatively simple…and it has a historical integration…with the AutoCAD environment.…LISP really is an acronym for List Processing.…It's been around for decades, even before AutoCad.…However, since AutoCAD version 2.1 or since 1986…AutoCAD has had it's own version of LISP.…
Technically named AutoLISP.…Since around AutoCAD 2000 or around 1999…AutoCAD's LISPs received a major upgrade…providing much more functionality…and it was technically renamed to Visual LISP.…But all of us know it, affectionately, simply as LISP.…Now, as a list processing language…the format of the language really revolves around lists.…So we have to have a list, defined within parentheses,…and the function is specified first.…
AutoCAD has built in an integrated environment…so that we can write LISP routines.…So from the manage ribbon's applications panel…notice we have a Visual LISP Editor.…If we open this up and we create a new LISP routine.…As we mentioned everything revolves around having a list.…
- 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
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