Maximizing AutoCAD Release 13 / Edition 1

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Incorporating the latest Release 13 DOS and Windows material, this long-awaited revision continues to provide AutoCAD users with the information and shortcuts necessary to increase their productivity, and allows them to develop their own well-designed, user-friendly, menu-based systems. Referencing this book, they ll be able to manipulate virtually every aspect of their software, from customizing toolbars, menus and all support files to creating their own programs and commands. Enough AutoLISP coverage is provided to allow for the creation of sophisticated menu macros.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827379930
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Rusty Gesner is founder of the world's sixth AutoCAD dealership, and currently a freelance author, consultant and AutoCAD expert. He is currently a principal in the consulting firm Group A, which specializes in AutoCAD customization and support to developers and users.

Mark Middlebrook is a contributing editor for CADalyst Magazine and a principal of Daedalus Consulting, specializing in computer engineering firms.

Tony Tanzillo is the author of numerous articles in Cadence Magazine and The AutoCAD Technical Journal, as well as a world-renowned AutoLISP expert.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 AutoCAD System Setup and Optimization 1
Ch. 2 Creating a Customization Environment 39
Ch. 3 Creating Keyboard Macros and Toolbars 75
Ch. 4 Support Files 117
Ch. 5 Introduction to Menu Macros 145
Ch. 6 Text Fonts and Styles 195
Ch. 7 Linetypes and Hatch Patterns 247
Ch. 8 Slides, Scripts, and PCP Files 295
Ch. 9 Introduction to AutoLISP Programming 335
Ch. 10 Running on DIESEL 451
Ch. 11 Introduction to Dialog Boxes 517
Ch. 12 Designing Dialog Boxes 569
Ch. 13 Understanding Menu Structure 625
Ch. 14 Creating an Integrated Professional Menu System 713
Appendix A AutoLISP Function Quick Reference 775
Appendix B Diesel Function Quick Reference 803
Appendix C DCL Quick Reference 807
Appendix D Errors, Problems, and Solutions 823
Appendix E System Variables 833
Appendix F ASCII and Unicode Tables 859
Appendix G The Maximizing AutoCAD CD-ROM 867
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