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Volker Cocco

GEN21552: Macro and Cheese: An Automation Feast

(Duration 01:19:06)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover what macros are and when should one use them
  • Understand macro syntax
  • Learn how to build a macro
  • Learn how to add macro commands to a tool palette

Description

Description

AutoCAD software users tend to repeat the same task frequently. Something as simple as placing text may require that one sets a specific layer current, then sets a text style current, and then sets the height of the text. This example requires 3 steps before typing the verbiage. Other repetitive tasks can consume even more time. Creating a simple macro will automate processes such as this into one function. Macros can also assist in ensuring that drafting standards are being used. This session will demonstrate how to easily create macros to automate repetitive tasks, and how one can add them to a tool palette for easy access. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Target Audience

Target Audience

CAD drafters, CAD Leads and CAD Managers

Speakers

Speakers

Volker Cocco

Employed at Autodesk, Inc., as a technical support specialist and AutoCAD KDE (Knowledge Domain Expert), Volker Cocco has been working with AutoCAD software since 1991. He has worked for various Autodesk Resellers since 1997 and he has had extensive experience troubleshooting and supporting Autodesk products. With a background in CAD drafting and management, Volker has instructed basic to advanced AutoCAD technical classes including sessions at Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) CAD Camp and Autodesk University.

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Tags

Published

  • 2016
  • GEN21552
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD LT

Industries

  • General Manufacturing and Product Design
  • Education

Topics

  • AutoCAD and General Design
  • CAD Management and IT