Launching applications from within AutoCAD


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Launching applications from within AutoCAD

In a production environment your CAD drawings may utilize content from several other applications. You may use a program to do image editing. You may use another to create general notes. You may use still another application to produce spreadsheets and charts. Typically switching from one application to another involves minimizing and maximizing program windows and hunting for shortcut icons on the desktop. In this lesson, we'll learn how to access virtually any application from within AutoCAD itself. On my screen I have a mechanical drawing. You do not have to open this file.

I am merely using this drawing as a background so we're not working in an empty interface. Let's start by looking at some of the application shortcuts that are already incorporated into AutoCAD. For instance, if I type Notepad and press Enter twice I go directly into the Notepad program. Let's close this. If I type PBRUSH and press Enter, AutoCAD launches Windows Paint. If I type Explorer and press Ent...

Launching applications from within AutoCAD
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Launching applications from within AutoCAD 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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