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Mastering AutoCAD VBA with CDROM (Mastering)
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VBA is the Key to Automating Your Work and Reusability in AutoCAD ...
... and Mastering AutoCAD VBA unlocks the secrets to VBA programming, teaching you everything you need to know to write macros, customize your interface, and even develop independent applications that will speed your work and enhance your results. Written specifically for AutoCAD users, this book is filled with detailed examples that often walk you through the manual approaches to tasks, then show you—step by step—the VBA techniques that can get you there faster. Coverage includes:
-- You can do more with AutoCAD VBA, and you can learn to do it with our new Mastering AutoCAD VBA. Perfect for AutoCAD users who want to improve their productivity and workflow.
-- AutoCAD with VBA allows users to link to other applications, create macros and use common libraries and VBA management tools. The book is also packed with valuable tutorials to have you up-to-speed quickly with AutoCAD VBA's unique features.
-- CD includes all the code in the book!
By learning to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) with AutoCAD, users can enhance capabilities such as linking to other applications to use common macros and libraries, and use VBA project management tools. This text covers the topic. The CD includes all code used in the book.
About the Author
Marion Cottingham, Ph.D., is the author of Excel 2000 Developer’s Handbook, from Sybex. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Western Australia and has been programming computers for twenty-four years. She has been developing applications with Microsoft Visual Basic since 1992 and runs professional development training courses for both industry and the general public.
Table of Contents
Part 1: VBA Macros and the Visual Basic Editor.
Chapter 1: Developing a Simple VBA Application.
Chapter 2: Creating VBA Macros.
Chapter 3: Quick Tour of the IDE.
Chapter 4: VBA Programming Concepts.
Part 2: Drawing Lines and Solid Areas Using VBA Macros.
Chapter 5: The AutoCAD Object Model.
Chapter 6: Macro-izing Line Drawing.
Chapter 7: Macro-izing Solid Areas.
Part 3: Reusability and Customization.
Chapter 8: Templates and Reusability.
Chapter 9: Creating Drawings with Text.
Chapter 10: Debugging Your Code. Chapter 11: Dimensioning Drawings from YourOwn Menus and Toolbars.
Chapter 12: File Input and Output.
Part 4: 2D Drawing Techniques.
Chapter 13: Working with 2D Drawing Techniques.
Chapter 14: Grouping Objects.
Part 5: 3D Drawing Techniques.
Chapter 15: Creating and Drawing 3D Solids.
Chapter 16: ActiveX Controls.
Chapter 17: AutoCAD and the Internet.
Appendix A: Object Models.
Appendix B: ASCII Character Set.
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