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Michael E. Beall

AC5343-L: Click My Ride: Customizing AutoCAD for How You Work

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create a custom tab and panel on the ribbon
  • Learn how to modify the content of Quick Properties
  • Learn how to create a custom image for a custom button and add it to the Quick Access toolbar
  • Learn how to create a one-line Lisp and load it at AutoCAD software startup

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Everyone approaches AutoCAD software differently, so in this hands-on lab we cover several approaches to customizing and launching commands. After creating a workspace, we will create a custom panel on the ribbon to hold your favorite commands, and we'll also see how to add the same commands to the Quick Access toolbar. As some of you know, I'm a Tool Palette junkie, so we'll see how a button on the Tool Palette may result in a better approach. For the keyboarders, we'll create a 1-line lisp, and we'll edit the ACAD.PGP file for aliases. But what about those rollover tips and the content of Quick Properties? We'll also check those out. In addition to some quality time in the Customize User Interface, we will also present tips along the way, all of which I hope will result in a more efficient and productive daily AutoCAD experience.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Intermediate-level users of AutoCAD

Speakers

Speakers

Michael E. Beall

Michael E. Beall is owner of CAD Trainer Guy, LLC, and he provides customized training on AutoCAD software, CAP Studio, and Revit software fundamentals. His book, The AutoCAD Workbench, 2nd Edition, contains over 300 AutoCAD tips and is available from www.cadtrainerguy.com. Michael has presented CAD seminars to the design community since 1982 and has lectured on AutoCAD since 1990. He has presented the AutoCAD Toolbelt at numerous trade shows and has made several Autodesk University (AU) appearances, his AU 2013 presentation garnering him the Speaker Award for hands-on labs. Since 1982 he has trained on 6 continents, in 11 countries, and in 41 states. As an Autodesk Certified Instructor he received Autodesk's Instructional Quality Award in 1997 and 2000. An Autodesk Authorized Author, Michael has co-authored 5 titles from New Riders Publishing, including the popular Inside AutoCAD series. You can find additional AutoCAD insights at www.cadtutor.net/corner where he writes the bi-monthly column, 'Michael's Corner.'

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Tags

Published

  • 2014
  • AC5343-L
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT

Industry

  • Other

Topics

  • AutoCAD and General Design