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Lee Ambrosius

IT10489: Harnessing the Power of the AutoCAD COM APIs

(Duration 01:37:35)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create a basic transmittal package from a drawing
  • Learn how to create and modify sheets and sheet sets
  • Learn how to check for and fix issues related to drawing standards
  • Learn how to link database records to objects in a drawing

Description

Description

AutoCAD software’s COM automation API used for Microsoft VBA isn’t the only COM API that is exposed for use with AutoCAD software. There are 4 lesser-known COM APIs that have been lost in time; they were designed to automate some of the CAD management-related tasks in the AutoCAD drawing environment. The COM APIs that we will cover during this session enable you to create a transmittal package, work with sheet sets, define custom-CAD-standards plug-ins, and link objects to database records. This session will provide an overview of each API and will give you lots of sample code to take back for experimentation.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Programmers who want to extend the functionality of their programs to automate some of CAD management features in AutoCAD.

Speakers

Speakers

Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a principal learning content developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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Tags

Published

  • 2015
  • IT10489
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Industry

  • General AEC

Topics

  • CAD Management and IT