Chapter 7. AutoCAD Scripts

Most users have forgotten AutoCAD Scripts over the past few years, and that's too bad, because scripts are simple—and powerful. I use them every day to manage network computers, set up drawings, and test individual workstations to see how well they run AutoCAD. Scripts are my own personal insurance policy—they prevent those unwelcome surprises that sometimes occur when I'm presenting material on somebody else's computer.

But when it comes to updating drawings, this poor-man's programming tool packs an even bigger punch. I've written scripts that update literally thousands of drawings while I'm busy doing something else. In the last section of this chapter, I'll show you a few examples. Once you've seen them, I guarantee ...

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