Column: Programmer's Toolbox
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Using Selection Filters   1 Jan, 2002

An important aspect of most AutoCAD-based programming projects is the building of one or more selection sets.More>>

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The Visual LISP Integrated Development Environment   1 Nov, 2001

Before Visual LISP and the IDE (Integrated Development Environment), AutoLISP developers were forced to use text editors or word processors that know nothing about LISP syntax and requirements.More>>

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Error Catching in Visual LISP and VBA   1 Sep, 2001

Programming applications will often involve the detection of and recovery from errors caused by a variety of sources.More>>

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Using Visual LISP to Improve VBA   1 Jul, 2001

This month we're going to take a look at some Visual LISP functions that will assist VBA programmers.More>>

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Entity Level Reactors in VBA   1 Mar, 2001

Reactors are functions we write that run in response to something happening in the computer system.More>>

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To AutoLISP or VBA?   1 Jan, 2001

What's the difference between AutoLISP and VBA?I want to learn how to program AutoCAD, but I'm not sure which tool to learnfirst. Which one is better?More>>

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Attaching Data to AutoCAD Entity Objects   1 Nov, 2000

Do you know what differentiates AutoCAD from a drawing program of lesser value? The quick answer is AutoCAD has programming interfaces.More>>

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Programming Reactors   1 Sep, 2000

Reactors are functions (program modules) that run in reaction to something going on within the system.More>>

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Visual LISP System Utilities   1 May, 2000

Let's explore some of the features in Visual LISP that relate to the operating system and develop a utility for our toolbox that has been frequently requested by readers.More>>

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Manipulating Attributes   1 Mar, 2000

AutoCAD drawings can contain data that can be used by other computer programs to perform a variety of tasks such as creating a bill of materials, validating a design, interfacing to a machine tool or any number of activities.More>>


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