Understanding AutoCAD Menu File Types

Various menu files define the menus used by AutoCAD. The files that you are concerned with in customization work are in standard text-file format that you can easily modify. You can also define new menus. If you create or edit a menu, you assign items to the menu. You associate menu macros to these items that perform specific AutoCAD functions. A menu macro can be as simple as a sequence of standard AutoCAD commands or as complex as a combination of commands and AutoLISP or DIESEL code or a combination of all three. Menu macros can be thought of as “command strings.” If the user picks a menu item, the associated macro is executed. Later in this chapter, you learn how to construct menu macros. The menu files ...

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