Customizing AutoCAD 2011 / Edition 1

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Overview

AUTOCAD 2011 is the ideal classic AutoCAD reference work that offers readers detailed explanations of customizing techniques for advanced users of the software. This book is thoroughly updated to provide complete coverage of the expanded design capabilities of AUTOCAD 2011. In one comprehensive volume, noted AutoCAD expert Sham Tickoo examines all the various levels of customization in AutoCAD, from the basic topics of creating template drawings and customizing menus to advanced features like modifying the AutoCAD environment in ways that help industry professionals meet the needs of their organization. Live projects and examples enhance the book's thorough explanations, helping readers understand and master the customizing concepts of AUTOCAD 2011 with ease.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111127770
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sham Tickoo is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calument, USA. He has been teaching CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, AutoLISP, drafting, and design since 1981. In addition to his academic career, Professor Tickoo has worked as a machinist, quality control engineer, design engineer, and software developer and his general research interests are in the design and development of new products like wind-turbines. He has authored and coauthored several books on CAD/CAM like CATIA, NX, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor and 3ds Max. Sham Tickoo received his Masters of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University and his Masters of Science Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

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Table of Contents

1. Template Drawings. 2. Script Files and Slide Shows. 3. Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns. Standard Linetypes. Linetype Definitions. 4. Customizing the ACAD.PGP File. 5. Customizing Menus and Toolbars. 6. Customizing Ribbon, Workspaces, and Palettes. 7. Shapes and Text Fonts. 8. Working with AutoLISP. 9. Working with Visual LISP. 10. Visual LISP: Editing the Drawing Database. 11. Creating Programmable Dialog Boxes Using the Dialog Control Language. 12. DIESEL: A String Expression Language. 13. Visual Basic for Application. 14. Accessing External Database. 15. Geometry Calculator. Geometry Calculator. Real, Integer, and Vector Expressions. 16. Image Tile Menus. 17. Button Menus. 18. Tablet Menus. 19. Customizing Screen Menus.

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