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Lee Ambrosius
I am a nut when it comes to AutoCAD and programming.
Interests: running, cad, spending time with friends and family., anything that deals with technology
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Writing a book is never an easy task and nor is trying to coordinate multiple books that will eventually be released as a single book. Like any great project, you go in with one vision and often that changes over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
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I have spent just over 16 years now extending AutoCAD from general customization of the user interface to custom applications written with ObjectARX. Back in 1998 and 1999, I had an opportunity to develop and deliver several AutoCAD customization classes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
While AU 2014 is about 8 months away, proposal collection is just around the question and that brings up the question... What do I present this year? I presented for the first time at AU 2004, and figured it would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
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As you might have heard (or maybe not), Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 and many other Autodesk products in the 2015 family were announced last week. With the new release comes many new refinements to the program and a number of productivity... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
For many, AutoCAD is the tool that they use to create their designs and construction plans; whether you are doing 2D drafting or 3D modeling. However, of the biggest benefits of AutoCAD is that it is a platform that can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Hello Rusty, A clickable object model is something that others have requested as well and something that was previously available as you note. As to if or when such a thing might be available, I can't say for sure one way or another. :) Sincerely, Lee
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Must be Fall... and someone left the door open. So that means one of two things, I either escaped or a product was recently released. Now time to see if the long Summer days paid off. Some of you might... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
There are a wide range of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that are available for creating custom applications in AutoCAD. Which API is right for you depends greatly on your experience and the time you can commit to learning, but for... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
AutoLISP is one of the most used programming languages for creating custom AutoCAD applications. Many custom commands that are created with AutoLISP, request input from the user. Input requests are commongly made with the GetXXX functions. While these functions are... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
CAD management does not mean the same to everyone, and the role it plays is different from company to company. The same can be said about the CAD Manager title. I personally, never held the title but performed many CAD... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
By now, there has been lots of information circulating about what is new in AutoCAD 2014 from an end user perspective but what about the API side of things. AutoCAD 2014 offers a number of API changes, updates to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Do you create AutoLISP, VBA, .NET, or ObjectARX applications to automate tasks for your company or to solve problems for a client? If so, chances are you might have used the AutoCAD developer documentation. The Learning Experience team would like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
I purchased a Microsoft Surface RT back on Day One, pre-ordered actually before the Oct. 26th release, and have enjoyed it ever since. For the most part, my Surface RT has replaced my iPad except for one app and that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Hey Shaan, Nokia has released models for 3D printing custom back panels for their Lumia 820. http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/42482850-b21d-48e8-a027-6b6453e19fa5/Lumia820_shell_allparts_STL.zip.html Thanks, Lee
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Very nice and clean examples. There are some additional samples in the .NET Developer's Guide that show how to emulate many of the features of the ZOOM command. http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2013/ENU/files/GUID-B44F15B0-BF4A-48ED-AA86-5445075B94BD.htm
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You can always tell when Fall in the US has arrived; the leaves begin to fall, the smell of pumpkin pie fills the air, and the beeps and flashing of new gadgets come to life in the stores. This year... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Testing on a WinRT tablet is fairly straightforward once you have the device configured for remote debugging. When running the VS debugger, the app is pushed to the tablet were you interact with it while the debugger is running from Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8.
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Very nice article from what I read this morning so far though. Have you had a chance to test on a Windows RT device yet?
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Are you going to talk about persisting data between sessions or even across different workstations that you log into? I have found one limitation though when it comes to apps, and that they are tied to a user's account only and not sharable/usable by all users on that machine. I started in my free time a few weeks ago to create a calculator app, not extremely exciting but has allowed me to play with persisting data and snapped states.
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A new update to the AutoCAD 2013 ActiveX Developer Documentation has recently been made available through the AutoCAD Developer Center. The updated documentation set can be found at the bottom of the page under the Documentation section. The updates that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Help is commonly one of the last things that many new developers think about or never think about, but it should be one of the first things you work on as it is your first line of support for your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Tables are one of the most complex objects, after dimensions, to create and edit through the APIs that AutoCAD offers. The appearance of a table is controlled by its properties and methods, along with the table style that it is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
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Table styles in AutoCAD are primarily created using the Table Style dialog box (TABLESTYLE command) since there is no command line support, which limits the ability of creating a table style using a script or the COMMAND function in AutoLISP.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
AutoLISP is one of the oldest and easiest ways of extending AutoCAD, but did you ever wonder what functions are currently defined or which global variables are already set? The ATOMS-FAMILY (not the Adams Family) function returns a list of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI
Looking for what has changed in the latest release or maybe over the course of several releases of AutoCAD? Maybe you have not used AutoCAD for a while, or maybe you are using AutoCAD but are in the process of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at HyperPics: Beyond the UI