AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Ribbon Button - Custom Schedules

Feb 18, 2013

How to add buttons and create my own ribbon in AutoCAD, but now I would like to be able to have buttons for two different schedules that I have created. While I can have a button start the schedule command it won't automatically pick the schedule that I want it to create.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Custom Ribbon Tab Is Not Visible?

Nov 7, 2011

I have tried everything even un-installing and re-installing. I have customized programs that have been working properly for months by many individuals. These include custom menus, toolbars and ribbon tabs. One day last week one of the ribbon tabs disappeared. The crazy thing is if I load the .cuix file as an Enterprise cui, everything is visible and works just fine. BUT, when I load it as a partial cuix file the ribbon tab does not show up. The custom menus come in, my custom toolbars work and show up just fine but the dag blasted ribbon tab won't show up.

Yes, it's marked as visible. I've done and redone the cui editor, customized my workspace again and again checking every piece of information. I need to have it loaded as a partial cui file as I am the author of these tools that hundreds of people in my company depend on.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Running Code As Macro (custom Command In Ribbon)

Dec 23, 2011

So I can run the following code from the command line with no problem:

  (WRK-Insert_Standards_Block '("S:\AUTOCAD\_Common\Linetypes\CSW_Civil-Linetype"))
  (WRK-Insert_Standards_Block '("S:\AUTOCAD\_Common\Linetypes\CSW_Survey-Linetype"))
  (WRK-Layer_Insert_all "CSW-X-FM_Layers_List")

However when I put it into a macro (custom command to be used from the ribbon) it spits out the following in my command line:

(WRK-Insert_Standards_Block '("S:

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Add New / Blank Button To Custom Tool Bar

Apr 17, 2012

AutoCAD 2012

When I am in the CUI editor and I right click on a button in a custom tool bar, it gives me the option to "duplicate" or "copy".

But when I go to change the properties of the new button, it changes both the original and the new button upon "apply".

Can I just add a new/blank button? I've tried dragging a new command from the list at the lower left corner but it does the same thing. :?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Ribbon Button Image Won't Repopulate After Modifying Bitmap Image

May 21, 2013

I am updating my CUI ribbon for some of my customized buttons.  I have changed some of the bitmap images that I have saved in my network folder for the network AutoCAD customization.  However, I cannot get the Ribbon to update to show the new button images.  

I have opened the CUI, browsed down to the partial CUI for our corporate configuration, then to the "Ribbon", then to the "Tabs", then to the individual section of the tab and clicked on it.  Then I click on the specific button in the "Panel Preview" pane to get the properties for that button to show.  Then at the bottom of the "Properties" panel, I click on the "Small Image" line to see the three dots that allow you to browse to where the .bmp is stored.  I have not renamed the bitmaps, but just modified their color and the way they look.  So I have to change the .bmp file to a different location in the small image properties, then change it back to the correct image name.  It will update the appearance in the "Panel Preview", but will not update the actual ribbon.  I click on "Apply" and "OK", and it still doesn't update the actual ribbon.  I have tried closing and restarting AutoCAD after that.  As a last resort, I rebooted to see if that would complete the change, but in vain.

I made sure that the network location for the bitmap files is listed in my Options > Support File Search Path (very near the top of the support file list), but that still isn't solving the problem.

How to get AutoCAD to completely forget the old image that is showing on the ribbon and repopulate it with the updated bitmap image?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Customize Ribbon Panel In Ribbon Tab

Nov 28, 2012

I am trying to customize Autocad 2012 ribbon tab. I can't seem to find how to mimic the small arrow that appears in several of the standard menus. For example, in the 3D Solids - Home Tab, the second panel from the left is "3D Solids Home - Mesh" It has a small arrow in the corner that opens up a preferences dialogue box.

How can I add that arrow to a custom panel with that little arrow so that I can add my command to it?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Enterprise CUI Ribbon

Jan 7, 2011

I have created a seperate CUI for use as an enterprise menu. My issue is when I set my main CUI as ACAD.cuix and my new CUI as enterprise, the custom ribbons created in the enterprise file does not show in the panel.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Ribbon And Icon Design

Sep 24, 2010

I'm working on a Ribbon and Icon design for our software and I'm having some issues getting my icons to appear the same way they do in AutoCAD.  When I hover over an icon on my custom Ribbon there is a white box around the icon (see Ribbon.jpg), but when I hover over an AutoCAD icon the white box does not appear (see Ribbonii.jpg).  

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Ribbon Polyline Command

Jul 29, 2013

Creating a ribbon for Partial Customization files in the CUI, and I am trying to setup some buttons for existing polylines for example underground electric and overhead electric. When writing the macro what are some ideas for creating a polyline with the proper linetype for that particular object rather than changing the layer in layer properties dialogue.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Change Color In Ribbon

Jul 2, 2012

In our 2010 version users used the "OPT Color Control" in a toolbar. When we went to 2012 we switched our users to the Ribbon. I am not able to move this Control to a ribbon panel. I can place in a toolbar and it works okay. Best I could find is "ACObjectColorCombo", Object Color Gallery drop down. Unfortunately I find that this drop down doesn't handle a selection set the way the 2010 toolbar did. I find that one cannot reliably pick a selection and use this to change objects to color bylayer. I can pick the object prior to using the OPT Color Control and they work fine. I pick the same objects and use the Combo box and sometime they are found and change other times I pick one or two and they work.

Is there a way to move this toolbar control to the ribbon, it will not let me drag and drop to a panel in the CUI.

Is there another solution to change object(s) color in a drop down from a ribbon panel? I have tried searching but am not finding other commands or control with selection drop down in the CUI. (Our choice is not to use the Properties dialog. Which, by the way, does work every time on the objects.)

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Ribbon Icon Grayed Out

Jan 16, 2012

Is it possible to have a custom grayed out icon in the ribbon when this icon has been used at least once? For example, the user clicks on this icon and it becomes gray to notify the user it has been used. The purpose is to load certain DLL with Netload only once.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Missing Ribbon Combo Box - Workspace

May 14, 2013

I am unable to find the "Ribbon Combo Box - Workspace" to our 2013 MEP or ACA CUI. It is visible in vanilla AutoCAD 2013, but it isn't listed in the Command List (under Ribbon Control Elements). I am unable to transfer it from AutoCAD's cuix either. We typically have this control in our Quick Access Toolbar, but I am unable to create this same environment in the 2013 verticals.

I am unable to see it even using one of the default profiles, like "AutoCAD Architecture (US Imperial)".

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Put List Of Open Drawings Onto Ribbon?

Dec 3, 2012

I want to put the list of open drawings (like the window tab on the menubar has) onto the ribbon? Is this possible?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Nested Drop Down List In A Ribbon Panels?

Feb 22, 2012

how to create a nested drop down list in a ribbon panel.

is it even possible. It must be, but I don’t know how Autodesk managed to do it in the C3D.cuix for the create ground data panel, point drop down.

second question, where is the icon for a drop down list saved.

looking at a C3D dropdown list icon there is no path to the icon, but when I create one it shows a path.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Ribbon Minimize State Not Remembering Selection?

Aug 9, 2013

toggling ribbonclose and ribbon but that did not answer my question. I'm using AutoCAD 2014 and there is a setting to either toggle through all ribbon states or you can select one.  You can cycle through:

Minimize to Tabs

Minimize to Panel Tiles

Minimize to Panel Buttons or

Cycle Through All

I want it to always minimze to tabs but when I close CAD and re-open it doesn't remember that selection and always cycles through all minimized states again.

I don't see any system variable or registry value that seems to save this. how I can make it remember?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Dialog Box Button

Feb 15, 2012

I would like to creat a dialog box with buttons or radio buttons to insert various blocks.  something easy to start the dialogue, push the button desired and my block or lisp is inserted or run. I have the dcl part figured out.  i'm not quite smart enough to get the lisp down.  is there a generic lisp that can reference a lisp command that i can alter or edit and add to?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Add Symbols To Text Edit Ribbon Under Symbol Icon?

Jun 14, 2013

Is there a way to add symbols to the text edit ribbon under the symbol icon

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Locking Several Layers With One Button

Aug 23, 2011

What the require setting to enable me to lock of several layer continuously when i click the "LAYER OFF" button at the toolbar? I wish to set to be like whenever i use the "LAYER OFF" command, i can direct just continue to click several layers for it to be turn off.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: DCL Radio Button Label Length

Jun 28, 2013

I am trying to revise an old dialog box so that I can add some new options but I'm finding it difficult to shorten the label for a radio button enough to get the box width to look reasonable. I read somewhere that Windows fonts cause the label lengths to hold extra space for each character. The webpage that I found this on said the solution was to make a new line for the label, which sounded great to me, but they did not tell how to do it. After much searching, I figured out how to add an additional line to the label, but my program now refuses to function correctly. I set the middle button before initiating the dialog in my lisp, but when I select a different option, the original button remains selected along with the user's choice. The program actually works, using the last button selected, but I really want the button to respect the pick by the user and deselect the default button.

This worked perfectly when I had only two selections, and it still worked perfectly when I added the third option, but it just doesn't like it when I try to add a new line for the long description in the middle of a radio column.

I'm barely functional with dialog boxes..

DCL in question:
:boxed_radio_column { label = "Location"; width = 20; height = 2; fixed_width = true; fixed_height = true; alignment = top; :radio_button{key = "sl-AD"; label = "Spring Lake Applications";} :text_part{label = " and Distributor Services";} :radio_button{key = "sl-BP"; label = "Spring Lake BP Systems";} :radio_button{key = "gr"; label = "Grand Rapids";} }
lisp has the following in this order:

load dialog - I have a loading function that works fine
(action_tile"sl-AD"           "(TGW-Setup_01 $key)")
(action_tile"sl-BP"           "(TGW-Setup_01 $key)")
[Code] .....

Of course, these are just the pertinent sections of a much larger setup dialog, but I didn't think I needed to post all the functions that this program is doing, since you'd have a difficult time running this without my templates, printers and a number of support files.

Like I said, it seems to be choking on my adding :text_part {  Label = "      and Distributor Services";} instead of making this a single line of the label for the button above it.

Why does this cause the default radio button to stop releasing?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Tool Button Image Missing?

Jul 13, 2011

I added a couple of standard Autocad MAP tabs to a custom  panel and in my custom workspace some of the button images don't show up. If I go to the Planning & Analysis workspace, the images are visible, but in the custom workspace, all I get are clouds with a question mark.

I attached two screen shots.

Civil3D 2014 SP1
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z400
Xeon W3550 @ 3.07Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Combined Commands In One Macro Button?

Jun 28, 2012

I am trying to create a short cut button with a macor code.

I want it to set up a new orgin and set a base point in xrefs i am creating

The commands i want to combined are the follwoing

UCS enter
3P enter
BASE enter

The macro i am using is the following

^c^c_ucs 3p \_base

but it wont run the base command after it finishes the 3P command

This is whats show up in my commands bar

Command: _ucs
Current ucs name:  *WORLD*
Specify origin of UCS or [Face/NAmed/OBject/Previous/View/World/X/Y/Z/ZAxis]
<World>: 3p


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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Making A Most Used Tool Button For Toolbar

Sep 22, 2011

I also note I could use excel but I have this thing where id like to have the lisp and AutoCAD run independent from other external programs.

I’m the CAD monkey at work and I’m given unbelievable autonomy to what I build (sometimes I confuse work with hobby) put all to one side. My functions often require toolbars with several buttons on them what I would like for one toolbar in particular is to make a most used function button. Better said a button at the beginning of my toolbar, which execute the most used button from within that entire toolbar.
The ideas so far is to add a write-line (append) function lisp for every button this would intern write a button codename/ reference example SNP for snap and SAV for save and so on. All easy I can do this.
What I’m having difficulty with is actually counting the instances of the most used button using lisp. At the moment I’m resorting to a program, which needs to be shelled first, to recalculate the whole list it works but is messy and quite patch worked. The highest instance would then be used to set a variable, which would be used as the command in the so-called “top 1 tool button”

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Loading Routine With Toolbar Button

Apr 19, 2012

I need to load a lisp routine by way of a toobar button. I do not want to use the appload dialog box.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Determine Which Button On A Flyout Toolbar Is Currently Shown?

Feb 13, 2013

how can I determine which button on a flyout toolbar is currently shown?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Custom CUI For Blocks

Jan 11, 2014

I was on an older cad and am now moving to 2014.. my previous cad was heavily customized the old school way, I have decided to learn the CUI (and dynamic blocks)

My old cad has blocks on a drop down menu.. click BATH menu than WC icon, a macro sets the correct layer than inserts the WC.. took time to setup but pretty simple and straight forward (see attached for menu syntax). I also made a toolbar BATH and on that toolbar I made a WC icon.. that’s what I use the most

couple of questions

1) do I have to make a new command in CUI for each block to do the same thing?
2) I looked into the design center, but seems like its too many steps but it seems a toolbar with an icon on it, clicking the icon and a macro sets layer and insert block is still pretty quick..??
3) if a toolbar with an icon is still a fast and less step method, can I open the block and somehow make an icon of it? if so where do I put it?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Update Radio Button Default Values In Dialog Box?

Apr 3, 2012

Rudimentary lisp & dialog box skillls here...

I have a little dialog box with seven radio buttons and a text box that generically accomplishes what it's supposed to do. To retain the current dialog values, I use the write-lline function to store the information and then use read-line to bring that information back in for other Lisps that I use. As long as the user doesn't open the dialog, whatever options were last selected will remain in effect.

However, if the user re-opens the dialog, then whatever defaults I have initially set up in the dialog will then become active (in other words, whichever of the radio buttons I have set to "1")

My question is whether or not I can have the dialog box set up so that if a user selects an alternate radio button, that radio button will keeo it's value whether or not the dialog is opened and until and if the user changes it..

As it is now, whenever the user opens the dialog box to change, say one radio button, the user then has to change the other radio buttons if the defaults don't match the current run requirements.

Here's the dialog and the lisp:

OPTIONS : dialog {
label = "   Counter to Cad Options";          
: spacer {
height = 0.75;

[Code] ......

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Macro To Open Third Party Program From Toolbar Button

Feb 7, 2012

I'm trying to create a macro for a toolbar button to open a third party program. Basically we want to open a custom .exe application from a button on the ACAD toolbar.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: User Select In Button Marco Not Working In 2014?

Jul 29, 2013

I have various Button macros with the user input select in them, but in 2014 they dont seem to be working anymore.

they worked in 2013.

It just says invalid selection.



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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: How To Create Custom Controls

Apr 17, 2012

I want my application to include a useful Ribbon interface that displays custom properties, read from my custom objects.

I have found the existing Ribbon Control Elements, but I want to use custom controls, not the pre-canned controls.

Is there a generic programmable input box for the AutoCAD Ribbon?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Custom Keyboard Shortcut

Jun 13, 2013

I want to make a keyboard shortcut that will turn on/off my osnap, polar, and otrack.I would be fine with setting F3 to do this, or any other key really.I like to be able to turn these off on the fly, but it is getting old having to press all three.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Custom Fields / Scales

Apr 25, 2012

I've successfully written a lisp routine to insert a scale bar dynamic block with attributes, gather the object id of a user selected viewport, and write fields to attributes for each of the numbers across the top of the typical scale bar as well as the scale name, for both architectural and civil units. I'm trying to come up with a similar dynamic blocklisp routine combination to do the same with view titles, and the associated scale callout. The catch in this case is that I'd like to display the scale as "NTS" if it isn't a proper scale. The "standardscale" object property option in the field dialog box gives me almost exactly what I want, except that non-standard scales are displayed as "CUSTOM" as opposed to "NTS". Moreover, I’d like this to update on the fly, if the viewport scale changes, the scale callout needs to change also, back and forth from “NTS” to a standard scale if need be.

is there a way to change that (CUSTOM NTS)? My research online seems to indicate that the nuts and bolts of fields are deeply rooted in ObjectARX, which is something I know very little about?

The natural followup to that question is, if I can't change "CUSTOM" to read "NTS", is there a way to wrangle this whole thing with reactors? I'm envisioning object reactors, created as a part of the insertion routine, for each individual instance of the block (there could very well be several in a layout, and multiple layouts in detail drawings), that would call another routine to evaluate the viewport scale, and if it didn’t match a list of standard scales, write NTS to the attribute. My issue is that reactors seem to only associate with one object, in this case that’d be the viewport, the reaction would cause the reactor to call the routine, but how does the routine know which block to update? Is there something from the viewport properties that I can add to the block name (or some other property) which will allow the routine to figure out which block to edit?

I’ve attached my scale bar code, and block, as reference context for how I plan to set the view title up.

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