This book aims at guiding he who uses AutoCAD on a daily basis in becoming a true expert. That kind of AutoCAD expert that is acquainted with, understands and can manipulate the program’s inner workings to achieve the desired output in a fast and efficient way. That expert who is not satisfied with what comes out of the box, but demands more. Like automating the creation and shaping of 3D objects, whether 3DSolids, subdivision meshes, associative or NURBS surfaces and setting the points of view and visualization modes that help in understanding the generated models. To these and other advanced techniques, including parameterization, reactors, the graphical user interface and building applications, more than half of this book is dedicated. For this we use Visual LISP, the tool of choice to customize and extend AutoCAD’s features, be it by its capabilities as a basic scripting language to automate repetitive tasks or taking advantage of advanced drawing database access possibilities and the management of properties and methods exposed through the ActiveX interface. LISP programming techniques, including the use of the Visual LISP Integrated Development Environment, are explained starting from scratch. No previous experience in programming is required to profit from this book's contents. Updated for AutoCAD 2013. User support is available at http://lispexpert.blogspot.com/. The source code for all the examples included in the book can be downloaded freely from the author's Blog http://lispexpert.blogspot.com/Über den Autor:
Architect. PhD. in Civil Engineering. Associate Professor since 1994 in the Department of Geographic Engineering and Graphic Expression Techniques of the University of Cantabria and CAD Instructor at the Institute for Professional Training and Social Studies (Santander, Spain). Up to 1992 he was a Professor of Design at the Polytechnic Institute "J. A. Echeverría" and the Superior Institute of Industrial Design, both in Havana (Cuba). Author of numerous scientific and educational papers on CAD,GIS and Computational Geometry. Co-author of the book "Programación en AutoCAD con Visual LISP" published by McGraw-Hill in 2003. As an expert in Autodesk software applications, he is a member of the Autodesk Developers Network since 1999.
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