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Mastering AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD LT® 2012 by George Omura

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Bonus Chapter 2

Exploring AutoLISP

In Bonus Chapter 1, “Using the Express Tools,” you were introduced to AutoLISP, AutoCAD's macro and programming language. You learned that you could take advantage of this powerful tool without having to know anything about its internal workings. In this chapter, you'll see how you can take more control of AutoLISP and have it do the things you want it to do for your own AutoCAD environment. you'll learn how to store information, such as text and point coordinates; how to create smart macros; and how to optimize AutoLISP's operation on your computer system.

Here are some words of advice as you begin this chapter: Be prepared to spend lots of time with your computer–not because programming in AutoLISP is all ...

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