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AutoLISP for CAD Managers

February 17 @ 3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST EST

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm UTC on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021


True efficiency in a managed CAD environment is dependent upon automation. Ensuring your staff can get easily repeatable, and fast, results with the fewest clicks of the mouse possible is how you increase both productivity and profits. The best way to achieve this is using AutoLISP®-based functions within any AutoCAD or BricsCAD environment. Regardless of what system you’re using, AutoLISP can automate repetitive processes and help you simplify those time-consuming procedures you do all the time into a single click of the mouse. The struggle has always been learning to effectively structure and develop these LISP utilities and ZenTek Consultants is here to help. We will show you how simple it can be to automate your CAD environment with AutoLISP!

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

​Must attend all four sessions.

NOTE: Cost is per person.

Session 1: Introduction to AutoLISP (January 27)

  • What is AutoLISP
  • Data Structure and Syntax
  • Key Files for a CAD Manager
  • Calling Commands in LISP
  • Managing System Variables
  • Creating Command Aliases

Session 2: Controlling the User Environment (February 3)

  • Basics of the VLIDE
  • Working with Functions
  • Controlling System Settings
  • Creating New Commands
  • Error Handling & Programming Best Practices
  • Managing CUIs and Profiles

Session 3: Implementation Strategies (February 10)

  • Where to Host AutoLISP Files
  • Force vs Flexible – Best Practices
  • Manage Personal User Routines
  • Invoking External Programs
  • Testing and Implementing Strategies

Session 4: Managing Your CAD Standards (February 17)

  • Layer Strategies and Solutions
  • Styles Strategies and Solutions
  • Plotting Strategies and Solutions
  • Controlling User Overrides
  • Debugging Code in the VLIDE
  • Additional resources for AutoLISP


February 17
3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
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