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 :: 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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Sep 19, 2013

I'd like to change a layer's color from command line because of a user icon. I figured out from previous topics that I should use macro similar to this: ^C^C_filedia;0;-la;s;Verdeckt (ISO);c;1;l;dashed;;_filedia;1;re;

(I want to use this macro to change layer's linetype, too, but that's not the point)

The only problem with this macro: layer's name contains a space therefore Autocad tries to recognize Verdeckt as a command (and macro interrupts there) instead of setting Verdeckt (ISO) as the current layer. I've tried using different quote marks, none of them worked (' and " and <>). I hope there's a method for entering a parameter that contains space.

Software: Inventor Series 2011 SP1 x64
OS: Vista Business x64
CPU: E6400
RAM: 2*2Gb GeIL
VGA: Quadro FX 550

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Alias With Custom Command

Mar 6, 2013

I'm trying to get familiar with AutoCAD. Google and didn't manage to solve a problem :

In AutoCAD LT 2013, I created a custom command called Special fillet :

Name : Special filletDescription : Round a polylineCommand display name : SFILLETMacro : ^C^C_fillet;p;r;0.1

I created two aliases at the end of acadlt.pgp :

SF,         *SFILLET
C,          *COPY

When i type C, it works fine (just a test) but although it appears correctly in the Command prompt, SF doesn't work and it keeps telling me : UNKNOWN COMMAND "SF"

Last thing, if I create an icon in a toolbar with the special fillet command : it works fine...

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Using Special Characters In Custom Command

May 4, 2012

I'm trying to write a simple Custom Command that sets any layer that matches "$-*" to a specific color. But as soon as AutoCAD sees the $, it thinks I'm trying to do a DIESEL expression. Supposedly, the quote marks specify that the enclosed characters should be treated as plain text, but that doesn't happen.Here's what I've got:


And this is what I get:

Command: -LAYERCurrent layer: "$-HATCH-00-002-PW-BOAT"Enter an option [?/Make/Set/New/Rename/ON/OFF/Color/Ltype/LWeight/MATerial/Plot/Freeze/Thaw/LOck/Unlock/stAte/Description/rEconcile]: CNew color [Truecolor/COlorbook] : 252Enter name list of layer(s) for color 252 <$-HATCH-00-002-PW-BOAT>: "No matching layer names found.Enter an option [?/Make/Set/New/Rename/ON/OFF/Color/Ltype/LWeight/MATerial/Plot/Freeze/Thaw/LOck/Unlock/stAte/Description/rEconcile]:
It stops, hanging at the incompleted -LAYER command prompt. 

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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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May 29, 2013

I use Spell Check regularly and I always check the entire drawing. I would like to add to the Spell macro so that when I pick Spell from the toolbar it goes past the Check Spelling window and begins checking the entire drawing.

I believe I need to  insert Alt S into my macro to select Start from the window to begin the check. Is there a character or series of characters that will represent Alt in a macro?

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Jun 21, 2012

I have created a ribbon bar in autocad 2012 using API and  c#. On ribbon button i am executing a Command method which display a wizard for copying some files.

Now i want to run a macro before executing the ribbon button command method. Which display a message box with yes and no . if user click yes command method will executes itself and display wizard for copy files.

If user click no command method will not execute and return. This will allow user to use macro for customizing the file copy process.

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Aug 27, 2013

I used to have a short, one-line macro in my MNL file that would read the location of the currently active drawing, find the parent directory of that drawing (truncated to 3 levels) and open a Word document in that directory that is named after the project.

For example, if the active drawing path is

"Q:/Projects/12345 Cold Storage/Elevations/Phase 1/North Storage.dwg"

this macro would open the Word document named

"12345 Cold Storage.doc"

that was in the directory

"Q:/Projects/12345 Cold Storage"

If the file did not exist, it would be created named the same as the 3rd level directory.

After i wrote this, it sure sounds like a lot, but as i remember, it was a short, one-liner. Of course if a lisp routine would be better, that's okay too. I understand beggars can't be choosy.

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Jun 19, 2013

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Jan 7, 2011

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Aug 6, 2012

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Execute Macro In CUI Menu

Oct 30, 2013

I have tried to find information about this, but I am having a hard time. So i need to explain what I am doing.

I would like to be able to use commands stored in the cui menu file, initially this is done using our tablets, but our tablet drivers cannot work with windows 7 and autocad, nor can i get any that do, (i have tried over 20 different drivers).

So, instead of making a lisp function for every macro. I need to be able to use some of them.

Can I execute one of these macros using "MENUCMD" ? , I have all the information i need to do it but cannot figure it out menucmd does not seem to have an option to actually run the macro, and if it does It only seems to be able to do that with popup menus.

 Currently i use the ribbon and add them in there, but want to know If i can do so just with lisp. and create my own on-screen tablet menu.

Here is an example of one of the macro's in the cui i need to use.

And here it is in the cui menufile:

UNDER-> <MacroGroup Name="User">
<MenuMacro UID="MMU_WT1[A-5]">
<Macro type="Any">
<Revision MajorVersion="17" MinorVersion="1" UserVersion="1" />
<ModifiedRev MajorVersion="17" MinorVersion="2" UserVersion="1" />
<Name xlate="true" UID="XLS_6804">WT1[A-5]</Name>
<Command>^C^CDTEXT C .125 0 </Command>
So.. that is my question how can i use that command via lisp..

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: How To Use Civil Menu Macro

Oct 7, 2011

I would like to use the following macro from the LDD 2004 Civil menu (yes, we are still using 2004!): ^C^C^C^P(cd_mnl)(zz_sdsk '(ad_xsutl 2));LDD.  The macro is Zoom to Station from the Cross Section pulldown menu. How to use this in a LISP routine, or an equivalent LISP command?  (The user won't be supplying the station number.  The station number will be extracted from a selection set of objects with attribute blocks with equivalent station numbers.)

Each cross section has an attribute block associated with it, which lists all the details for that section, including station.  The macro must be using that block (listed in a database, perhaps?) to find the station in the dwg. 

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Nov 10, 2012

i want to call an excel macro from a lisp. is it possible?

now i have this:

(startapp "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\Excel.exe"
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     (getvar 'dwgprefix)
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i just want it to run macro1 from book1.xls

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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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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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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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I am currently writing a series of routines for setting the layers for text, leaders and dimension commands. The end goal is a system where any annotation command sets the correct layer for the duration of the command, then reverts back to the layer that was active before the command.

I have managed to complete all the code, and it appears to be working fine, I just have one question: I have used -layer "m" "Lay_name" etc... for all layer setting commands, rather than any code to see if the layer exists already. In my limited testing this seems to be suitable, nothing that exists on that layer seems to be affected.

I know how to write code to determine if the layer exists already and set the layer instead, but so far it seems unnecessary??

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: DXF Code For Inverted Xclip?

Apr 3, 2013

I know to get the spacial filter on an xref to get the clip verticies, but not how to tell if its an invert xclip.

Even the arx guys seem to have difficulty with this. How to do it with lisp, com, or arx code?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Code To Convert All Lines

Sep 18, 2013

I need a lisp code to convert all Lines, Polylines, Arcs and Splines to Polylines with 0.4 width.

I prepare this:
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 But I want pure lisp code in a professional way!

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Aug 20, 2013

Modify the attached lisp I found in this forum to work using a different hatch pattern, scale and angle.  The new hatch should be in default Autocad "LINE" pattern and angle set to 90 degrees (vertical). If possible, I would like the angle and scale to be editable.  Find attached Multi_Hatch-45 code posted by CADaStroumph in 2008.

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Jun 18, 2013

This lsp was passed on to me from a colleague but he doesn't know where he got it. It does a useful procedure of placing each xref, residing in the drawing, to a unique layer. The layer name is derived from the xref name. I would like to edit this to take only part of the xref name. This system I work with requires all files to have the job number as a prefix eg LE1399901_Contours.dwg, so the xref name would be LE1299901_Contours by default. I want to remove the first 10 characters to be left with "X_Xref-Contours" layer name using this code.

(defun dxf (i a) (cdr (assoc i a)))
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Feb 19, 2012

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Aug 15, 2012

I have a batch program which I want to launch from a LISP program.

First this is an attempt at an automated process whereby user input is extremely restricted. Other than the first click of the mouse on the menu item to save a copy of the file to a very restricted folder, no other user input is allowed.

AutoCAD, like most commercial apps writes a temporary file and then renames it when you choose save or saveas. And due to the restrictions in this folder that will not work. Crazy, I know but it's the parameters I must work within.

The batch file I'm launching calls another batch program in it's execution and I'm wondering if that could be where control is lost. But the thing is I can type this at the command line in AutoCAD:

(startapp "//a_very_long/novell_server_path/my_folder/vlisp/mybatchfile.bat")
The whole process works great. The command window flashes briefly AutoCAD closes the active drawing window just like I want it to. And when I check that the dwg file has been copied to the restricted folder it's there and done. But when I place that same command within my LISP program or one like this:

(command "._STARTAPP" "CMD //a_very_long/novell_server_path/my_folder/vlisp/mybatchfile.bat")or(command "._STARTAPP" "CMD ""//a_very_long/novell_server_path/my_folder/vlisp/mybatchfile.bat"")
or just about anything else I try it fails to run. Perhaps I've been looking at this problem too long. I think I may move on to a VB.NET process to do this but I am really baffled why it will run from the command line but not within the program.

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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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Jul 10, 2013

Im currently creating a custom menu to insert blocks on request. I have set up the following macro which seems to work fine:-        


However when pulling in a specific block the drawing the layer becomes 0.

Ive tryed adding this additional macro line before the above one which fixes the problem :-


However now the block retains its layer properties  E-Lighting-Ceil (or what ever I name it) but it drops the block

in RED, instead of its original colour.

Question is Im looking for a macro that will bring in my block as per ^c^c-insert;HVLV-UB610x125;;;;

but also bring it in to a drawing on its original layer that its saved to.

please note that even thou the first code brings it in at layer 0, the blocks layer is also inserted into the DWG however its just not associated to it ..... hence the user has to select the block once he or she has brought it in and then change the layer from the layers manager manually. This is not ideal.

just to recap i just need a macro that will A) bring in a block from a location. And B) keep all the properties it has when it is brought in.

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