AutoCAD Database Connectivity / Edition 1 available in Paperback
AutoCad is the most programmable, customizable, and extensible design system on the market today, and the new and exciting Autodesk's Programmer Series is designed to give you the tools you need to get the most out of this software. All of the important application programming interfaces (APIs) in AutoCad are covered in the series, so whether you are a novice or an experienced programmer, you'll find a book that's just right for you. AutoCad Database Connectivity is the ultimate resource for professionals looking to create robust database applications with AutoCad. This book will show you how to transform your AutoCad drawings into intelligent electronic documents and how to create custom applications that will integrate databases with AutoCad. Scott McFarlane, an expert in the field, Mentors you through the dbConnect user interface, the fundamentals of good database design, and the steps involved in the design and development of custom database applications within AutoCad. You'll also get an overview of SQL, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and Connectivity Automation Objects (CAO) and have a chance to apply what you've learned by working step by step through the development of real-world applications. Whether you're new to AutoCad/database integration or experienced in the field, this book is a valuable resource -add it to your reference library today!
Table of Contents
Text is broken into three major sections for ease of use: 1. Understanding Database Concepts - This section gives an overview of database design. 2. Using the Tools - This section walks through the end-user tools that are built into AutoCAD. 3. Developing Applications The - This section examines how various AutoCAD programming interfaces can be used to create simple applications that provide access to databases. It will primarily cover Visual LISP, Visual Basic for Applications, and ObjectARX.