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Mastering: AutoCAD® 2011 and AutoCAD LT® 2011 by George Omura

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Chapter 26: Using the Express Tools

You can use a wealth of AutoCAD features to improve your productivity. But even with these aids to efficiency, you can always further automate in certain situations. In Part 5 of this book, you’ll learn how to use AutoCAD’s customization features to adapt it to fit your particular needs. I’ll introduce you to some ways you can enhance AutoCAD with add-on utilities. You’ll explore ways to create custom toolbars and panels and discover how you can create custom linetypes and hatch patterns.

In this beginning chapter of Part 5, you’ll be introduced to customization through the AutoCAD Express tools that are supplied on the AutoCAD distribution CD. You’ll also be introduced to AutoLISP, AutoCAD’s macro language. ...

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