AutoCAD 2004 VBA: A Programmer's Reference

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AutoCAD is possibly the best-selling computer-aided design software in the world, and while not a Microsoft product, AutoCAD includes Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which allows you to control your programming environment. This book will teach you to run Autodesk design tasks in the embedded VBA environment. And with VBA, you can customize everything you do in AutoCAD 2004!

This comprehensive guide to the AutoCAD VBA language allows you take advantage of VBA in...

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Overview

AutoCAD is possibly the best-selling computer-aided design software in the world, and while not a Microsoft product, AutoCAD includes Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which allows you to control your programming environment. This book will teach you to run Autodesk design tasks in the embedded VBA environment. And with VBA, you can customize everything you do in AutoCAD 2004!

This comprehensive guide to the AutoCAD VBA language allows you take advantage of VBA in AutoCAD 2004. So if you're new to VBA programming, you will quickly acquire a skill set to work efficiently. Power users will also benefit from this text, which serves as a fast reference to the full AutoCAD object model. The book also discusses connecting to Microsoft Office products like Excel and Word, and using the Win32 API.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590592724
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/4/2003
  • Series: The Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 920
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Sutphin's background includes more than 20 years in the machinery manufacturing industry. He has more than 14 years of computer-aided design experience with more than eight years of AutoCAD-specific experience. Joe is an Autodesk registered developer, and his work has appeared in the pages of Cadence and Cadalyst magazines. He has been programming for over 10 years, with the last five years spent focusing on Visual Basic. In 1998, he collaborated with Microsoft on a Visual Basic application case study.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ch. 1 The VBA Integrated Development Environment (VBAIDE) 1
Ch. 2 Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 29
Ch. 3 Application Elements 69
Ch. 4 AutoCAD Events 87
Ch. 5 User Preferences 97
Ch. 6 Controlling Layers and Linetypes 109
Ch. 7 User Interaction and the Utility Object 137
Ch. 8 Drawing Objects 177
Ch. 9 Creating 3-D Objects 215
Ch. 10 Editing Objects 253
Ch. 11 Dimensions and Annotations 283
Ch. 12 Selection Sets and Groups 317
Ch. 13 Blocks, Attributes, and External References 347
Ch. 14 Views and Viewports 389
Ch. 15 Layout and Plot Configurations 409
Ch. 16 Controlling Menus and Toolbars 431
Ch. 17 Drawing Security 465
Ch. 18 Using the Windows API 473
Ch. 19 Connecting to External Applications 487
App. A AutoCAD Object Summary 501
App. B AutoCAD Constants Reference 763
App. C System Variables 807
App. D AutoCAD 2000, 2002, and 2004 Object Model Cross Reference 837
Index 873
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2005

    a natural way to learn OO programming

    Sutphin assumes you are already proficient in the manual use of AutoCAD. He does not waste your time teaching this. Instead, he gives an advanced usage mode. Where perhaps you would like to make designs in a programmatic fashion. There are several ways this could have been done. But Autodesk decide to enable (in a manner of speaking) an 'API' that is Visual Basic for Applications. To be sure, there are programmers versed in C++, Java, C# or other languages that may well look down on this choice. But VBA is a decent programming language. Being descended from Basic, it may not have some of the notational elegance of C++, say. Still, you can express a lot of computing logic in VBA. Most importantly, VBA enables object oriented coding. The book points out that you have two types of objects. Those you can define within VBA, as in any other OO language. Plus the very natural objects that arise in your AutoCAD design. If you study the book carefully, you can see how these two types can often be finessed seamlessly together. Suppose your background is engineering, and not computing. So that explains your AutoCAD experience. Perhaps you've never had OO programming before. The logical mapping described here is an excellent way to learn the more abstract OO concepts, for you can relate these directly to your expertise.

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