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AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond by Lee Ambrosius

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Working with Nongraphical Objects

Nongraphical objects, also known as named objects, are objects that are stored in a drawing but that are not visually part of your design in model space or paper space. They do affect the appearance of the linework and annotations visible in a drawing, control which objects are displayed, organize plot settings for outputting a layout, and much more. The nongraphical objects you might have to work with in a drawing include the following:

  • Blocks
  • Detail view styles
  • Dimension styles
  • Layers
  • Layouts
  • Linetypes
  • Materials
  • Multileader styles
  • Multiline styles
  • Plot styles
  • Render presets
  • Section view styles
  • Table ...

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