Add Your Plugin to an AutoCAD Menu26 Sep, 2013 By: Andrew G. Roe
Load and run a plugin the quick way — without typing.
Create a Custom Command
Next, we’ll create a custom command to run the plugin.
1. In AutoCAD, click the CUI icon in the Manage tab of the ribbon to load the Customize User Interface dialog box. (Alternatively, you can load this dialog box by typing CUI at the Command line and pressing Enter.)
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2. In the Command List portion of the CUI dialog box, click the Create a new command icon.
3. In the Properties portion of the CUI dialog box, type MyCircleCommand in the Name box.
4. In the Macro box, type the following:
The ^C^C is already present in the Macro box, indicating the beginning of the macro, and is the equivalent of pressing the Escape key twice to clear any active commands. The semicolon (;) is the equivalent of pressing Enter. The last portion of the custom command sets the Filedia variable back to 1.
5. In the Customizations in All Files portion of the CUI dialog box, expand the Menus item to show the various menus, including Modify.
6. In the Command List portion of the CUI dialog box, click the drop-down list and select Custom Commands. The MyCircleCommand should be listed.
7. Drag the MyCircleCommand to the Modify menu above.
8. Click OK to close the CUI dialog box.
About the Author: Andrew G. Roe
Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's free Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!