Learn how to create keystroke-saving functions, delete and redefine commands, load Customize User Interface (CUI) files, set workspaces, control system variables, call external programs, and more, using AutoLISP programming language via a proven sample environment. Next, learn how to call the AutoLISP functions from toolbars, ribbons, and palettes, and learn to control the AutoCAD software profile/environment variables to manage plot configurations, palettes, folder security, and support directories. Finally, we will discuss how you can use these tricks to control multiple workstations via your network. If you've ever wanted to know more about how AutoLISP programming language can help you manage your AutoCAD software tools, you don't want to miss this class. Note: This class assumes you have a working knowledge of CUI customization and tool palette usage. A basic knowledge of AutoLISP programming language is also helpful.
Since 1991, Robert Green has provided CAD management consulting, programming, training, and technical-writing services for clients throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A mechanical engineer by training, Green has used many popular CAD tools in a variety of engineering environments since 1985. Green has acquired his expertise in CAD management via real-world experience as the “alpha CAD user” everywhere he has worked. Over time, he has come to enjoy the technological and training challenges associated with CAD management, and he now trains CAD managers via public speaking. Green is well known for his insightful articles in Cadalyst magazine, and for his book, Expert CAD Management: The Complete Guide (published by Sybex). When he’s not writing, Green heads his own consulting practice, Robert Green Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia.