How do you create and edit your AutoLISP programming language software code? Are you using a text editor such as Notepad? If so, you're missing out on all the features that the Visual LISP Integrated Development Environment (VLIDE) can provide you. The VLIDE is not only a way to write your code; it is also a way to debug it. In this session you will see why you should use the VLIDE to develop your custom add-ins, and you will discover how easy it is to write, format, and debug your code.
Programmers who currently write AutoLISP programs with a text editor and want to learn more about the Visual LISP editor.
R. Robert Bell is the design technology manager for Sparling, a consulting firm that specializes in electrical engineering and technology and is headquartered in Washington state's Seattle area. He provides strategic direction, technical oversight, and high-level support for Sparling's enterprise design and production technology systems. He has been instrumental in positioning Sparling as an industry and client leader in the use of technology in virtual building and design. Robert has been in the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) industry for over 25 years, and he has used every release of Revit MEP software (including the initial beta of Revit Systems software). Robert is a frequent speaker at the Revit Technology Conference and at Autodesk University, and he has written many articles regarding Revit MEP software and AutoCAD software. He is currently the president and chairman of the AUGI board.
Do you want to create professional-looking renderings? In this class you will learn how to convert your 3D AutoCAD software models into finished, photorealistic renderings using tools already built into AutoCAD software. You will learn how to use AutoCAD software's lighting, material, and rendering tools to place and control lights; add and adjust materials and textures; and control the surrounding model environment to produce eye-catching images. You will also discover how to take real-world objects and quickly create custom materials, as well as produce reusable models of light fixtures that behave like real-world lights. You'll learn how to capitalize on the Autodesk 360 cloud-based rendering service to create beautiful renderings quickly and easily, and you'll even discover how to produce rendered animations entirely inside AutoCAD software.
Return on investment in the AutoCAD software platform is all about saving picks and clicks, and this class is all about exposing the super-secret tools in the AutoCAD platform. The biggest issue is that you don't know what you're missing from release to release unless someone exposes these little secrets. In this class we provide a 1-stop-shopping document to help you remember these secrets and refer back to them. Updated from last year, this class includes new tools and uncovers AutoCAD 2015 software secrets. Your repetitive steps and tasks won't know what hit them.
AutoCAD software offers a variety of customization features that enable you to reduce repetitive tasks and improve workflows. In this lab you will write script files, create action macros, develop small and simple AutoLISP programs, and manage settings with user profiles. This lab will help to broaden your understanding of the AutoCAD customization features and become more productive when you return to your office.