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  1. So I have a VBA sub that assigns a variable to a drawing directly by its name. Trying to do the same thing in VB.NET however, it goes to an error like "Conversion from string to type Integer is not valid". Here is the code in vb.net, I have a opened autocad file named "Drawing3.dwg") and the error comes up in the last row. Dim acad As AcadApplication Dim drwg As AcadDocument acad = GetObject(, "AutoCAD.Application") drwg = acad.Documents("Drawing3.dwg") If I use this instead, it goes trough with no issues: drwg = acad.Documents(0) Now, in VBA you could either put an integer or a string with the name of the drawing in the parenthesis and it would work, in VB.NET only works with integer it looks like. I was wondering if there is another way around it without having to loop through all opened drawings and have it check the names. Thanks a lot!
  2. Is there any chance of matchline automation using lisp in layout? I have attached sample dwg and screenshot of block for matchline. Please help. And thanks in advance. SRS.dwg
  3. Hi everyone, we have already placed a block object in multiple locations. Now we need the same block in a converter rectangle array format. Is there any idea or Lisp program available?ilable
  4. Here is an example of an array that needs to be worked on and I need an easy way to count the number of rows and columns. For example, I have 3 rows and 20 columns and I need to be able to select for multiple arrays.
  5. Dears, AUTOLIPS works on the english version but i want to use it on the frensh version, any kind of support Thanks
  6. Hi all, I'm quite new to Civil 3D and I've tried to have a look online to find what I'm looking for but I feel it might be easier to just ask. I'm wanting to generate a surface model of a complex feature survey which I currently have in AutoCad. All the 3D linework for kerbs, retaining walls, footpaths etc. as well as spot heights are already in the AutoCad file (due to the nature of the project the workflow isn't very nice and predominantly involves DXFs which are then stitched into the main file and the layers are adjusted afterwards). I don't have any codes or data input workflows setup within Civil 3D. I have another survey software package that I normally use to generate my surface models but it will be very time consuming to import the DWG and set it up beforehand due to the scale and amount of breaklines so I was curious if it would be easier for me to try and do it in Civil 3D (it might not). How easy is it to take 3D polylines, splines, lines and points from a DWG and generate a surface in Civil 3D? Is it possible to select all the lines and ensure they are breaklines? Are you able to make select layers non-contourable? How easy is it to generate model boundaries? I would greatly appreciate any guidance. Regards, Ryan
  7. As I said, can I see who the autocad file belongs to? Is there any way to know if the person who delivered the file to me made this file on his own computer?
  8. Hi, there, im very new working with Autolisp, in the past i copy and paste code and use the lisp. Thanks to all the people who write this lisp. Now im learning how to code with lisp, i m reading books, developers guide and this forum. I need to understand how some commands works for use it in the lisp code. I cant find a description of how command works. For example (command "xref" "r"). But i know this command have more options, i need the description of the other options and how can i use it. (defun c:CircC () (command "._circle" "0,0" "3,3") (command "._thickness" 1) (command "._circle" PAUSE PAUSE) (princ) ) i want to know how circle command works "0,0" is the origin point "3,3" is for ??
  9. Dear all, I just switched workplace with one of my colleague and she had been using a Chinese version of Autocad. How do I switch it back to English? I searched in the startup menu for "AutoCad 2013 - English" but it was no where to be found. I certainly don't want to go into all the hustle of finding the original installation disk or anything like that.. Please advice.
  10. Hi guys, im looking for a quick way for change the dimension precision in multiple files. I need to change from 0.000 to 0.00 in multiple files. I dont want open each drawing and set the precision to 2 decimal. You know we look for the quick and less bored way of do things. Thanks
  11. Hi, I have thousands of drawings. They are all similar to This.dwg one. My final goal is to merge them into one kml file.. This would take months to do it one by one. If I have the right lisp to automate this in one drawing, then I can use script to run that lisp over other drawings. To reduce the result file size, I decided to keep only the green polyline in the center of the drawing(which matters the most): (defun C:foo ( / varf ins str) ; Selecting Polyline (setq varf (list '(-4 . "<OR") '(0 . "LWPOLYLINE") '(-4 . "<AND") '(0 . "POLYLINE") '(-4 . "<NOT") '(-4 . "&") '(70 . 80) '(-4 . "NOT>") '(-4 . "AND>") '(-4 . "OR>") (cons 62 3) ) ) (sssetfirst nil (ssget "_X" varf)) ; Inverting selection (if (ssget "_I") (progn; then (sssetfirst nil) (command "_.select" "_all" "_remove" (ssget "_p") "") (sssetfirst nil (ssget "_p")) ) (prompt "\nRequires pre-selection."); else ) ; Delete Selection (command "_.erase") ; And This is how I insert Drawing Name (and (or (> (getvar 'DWGTITLED) 0) (alert "Save the drawing then try again!") ) (setq ins (getpoint "\nChoose Insertion Point: ")) (setq str (entmakex (list '(0 . "MTEXT") '(100 . "AcDbEntity") '(100 . "AcDbMText") (cons 10 (trans ins 1 0)) (cons 40 0.8);Text height (cons 7 "STANDARD");Text style '(1 . "") ) ) ) (vla-put-textstring (vlax-ename->vla-object str) "%<\\AcVar Filename \\f \"%tc4%fn2\">%}" ) ) ) Now these are what I'm looking for: - I don't want to pick the insertion point manually, need to insert field inside or over selected polyline - after inserting field text, I want to explode the text. to maintain drawing name after merge. - adding a condition to check the process, if anything goes wrong, insert that drawing name at (0,0,0). this way I can track that file to check it manually. Thank you in Advanced.
  12. Hi Is there any way to export all layers separately into pdf format? i want to export all of them at once to edit them in illustrator. It's taking alot of time to export them one by one from autocad I don't have any professional Experience with programming but i have tried to made this .lisp with chatGPT but it's not working to export files which property in codes needs improvements please (defun c:ExportLayersToPDF (\Users\Useer\Desktop\pdf layers) (setq dwgname "EMERALD HILLS MP (2007) 25 01 2023") ; (setq dwgpath "F:\Shahtaj Ahmed Bhutto\AUTOCAD") ; (setq layname "") (while (setq layname (tblnext "LAYER" layname)) (and layname (/= layname "0") (/= layname "DEFPOINTS") (/= (logand (cdr (assoc 70 (tblsearch "LAYER" layname))) 1) 1) (progn (setq pdfname (strcat dwgname "_" layname ".PDF")) (setq pdffullpath (strcat dwgpath pdfname)) (command "-plot" "Yes" "Model" "" "" "DWG To PDF.pc3" "A0" "PORTRAIT" "Inches" "Fit" "Center" "No" "No" "No" "Yes" "No" "No" "Yes" "Yes" pdffullpath) T ) ) ) (princ) )
  13. Hello guys, I am new to this forum. I need LISP for Selection of alternate lines from the selection set of lines like 1st, 3rd, 5th, .....etc lines in Autocad. I am attaching the file with my requirement. Alternate Selection of lines.dwg Please help me out with an possible lisp solution. Also, Is there a Autocad Plugin to do this? If so Please share the link Thanks in advance, Pranesh Rathinam
  14. Hello everyone, I have one issue with dimension properties where I want to know if something can be done. We work with meters as units, and we make a lot of details so we've found a format that suits our needs but it means a lot of manual overrides. Basically, the dimensions are to be displayed with meters as the units, and we have the two first decimals for the cm as is, but we write the next or next two decimals for the mm range as superscript, stacking the last two digits. Is there any way to have the precision set to .0000 and stack the last two digits as default as opossite to manually override each dimension? Thanks in advance!
  15. So i make some lisp-cover them to fas. Put all in 1 folder and make 1 mnu file that load with menuload and load all that lisp. But now i want put that in USB and when i load it to autocad, whatever i click in any lisp i want password showup then when i enter password i can use all fuction of it. Every time i open autocad and use them i need reenter password. Any change i can make that?
  16. Hii all...I found a multiline polyline lisp from online, its gonna ask how many line and their offset distance...but its assigning layer automatically, can anyone do the changes so it will ask which layer I want to choose for my each line and it should automatically take the linetype as by layer...if I am choosing even no. of line, then the path I am drawing its automatically think that as center line and offset the distance, can anyone makes changes so it will make one line in my drawn path and ask me in which side I want to allocate how many line... multi line.lsp
  17. hello i want help for creating lisp for me please ... the lisp will do these functions 1- as the attached image (1a) if i have block with yellow at right and some green blocks 2- i want when i launch the lisp to ask me to draw poly line that i want as in image 2a 3- after that when i draw this path with polyline and press enter the lisp ask me to choose blocks that i want to connect to this polyline and i will choose one by one or multiple blocks then after choosing the blocks and press enter ... the lisp will offset the main polyline that i draw and connect every polyline with the basepoint of the blocks that i choose sequentially as appear in this image 5a (attached DWG) can anyone help me please sample.dwg
  18. Hi! I have this code that i found here in the forum it was created by @rlx. My question is how to add an automatic current date and time to the end of the file when im saving it. Many thanks! xoxo (defun c:foo (/ _dir F NF P SF SH) (defun _dir (msg path / sh folder out) (or (vl-file-directory-p path) (setq path (getvar 'dwgprefix))) (cond ((and (setq sh (vlax-get-or-create-object "Shell.Application")) (setq folder (vlax-invoke-method sh 'browseforfolder 0 msg "&H2000" path)) ) (setq out (vlax-get-property (vlax-get-property folder 'self) 'path)) (setq out (strcat (vl-string-right-trim "\\" out) "\\")) ) ) (and sh (vlax-release-object sh)) out ) (if (setq p (_dir "Pick a directory yo!" "E:\\Autocad Files\\SSC\\North Region\\SNE\\")) (progn (setq f (getvar 'dwgname)) (setq sf "Plans") (setq nf (strcat p sf "\\" f)) (cond ((cond ((findfile nf) (print "File exists...") nil) ((vl-file-directory-p (strcat p sf)) (vl-file-copy (strcat (getvar 'dwgprefix) f) nf) t) ((vl-mkdir (strcat p sf)) (vl-file-copy (strcat (getvar 'dwgprefix) f) nf) t) ) (setq sh (vlax-get-or-create-object "Shell.Application")) (vlax-invoke-method sh 'open nf) (vlax-release-object sh) ) ) ) ) (princ) ) (vl-load-com)
  19. hi can anyone here help write a lisp routine that can be run project wide to hide/show attributes . The user must be given an option to select an object , write or select attribute name and also select multiple drawings from the project. I have a code that updates the attribute value , attaching that - Please help change that to hide/show attributes updateATTRIB.lsp
  20. Hello, I have created a table within AutoCAD. I have written some words in cell "A1", I would like to display the same words in another cell using an equation "=A1". When I type the "=A1" equation the cell displays "####" Is there anyway to make this work? possibly using fields? Thanks
  21. I've received a design for a new drainage network, however all the pipe segments have been modelled as 3D polyface mesh (I've attached a sample DWG). The network is very large and I don't want to have to try and manually trace new polylines. Rather than going back to the designer to ask them if they can provide me with 3D centrelines of the pipes, is it possible to extract this information easily in autocad? Any help would be greatly appreciated! 3D Drainage Polyface Mesh Example.dwg
  22. Hello, I was wondering if anyone has/ can whip up a LISP routine that selects any dimension (rotated, aligned, diametric, radial, ect) from the entire drawing (not just a selection) that has a "dim scale linear" value that is <> Not Equal to 1 I have been doing it in "qselect" then choosing the options but this is very time consuming. (Where it says "Rotated Dimension" I would like the command to check all dimension types at once, not just rotated) Thank-you kindly, Ola
  23. hello everybody , hope u all are great ... i have this lisp to get sum of some texts in autocad by choosing them one by one , but instead i wanna select those texts in one time by one selection click for them all ... i really appreciate ur help thanks in advance ;; wrriten by dlanorh from cadtutor (defun rh:em_txt ( pt txt lyr sty tht xsf) (entmakex (list '(0 . "TEXT") '(100 . "AcDbEntity") '(100 . "AcDbText") (cons 10 pt) (cons 1 txt) (if lyr (cons 8 lyr)) (if sty (cons 7 sty)) (if tht (cons 40 tht)) (if xsf (cons 41 xsf)) );end_list );end_entmakex );end_defun (vl-load-com) (defun c:t+ ( / *error* sv_lst sv_vals ent elst el num xsf ans tot qflg nlst sel pt txt) (defun *error* ( msg ) (mapcar 'setvar sv_lst sv_vals) (if (not (wcmatch (strcase msg) "*BREAK*,*CANCEL*,*EXIT*")) (princ (strcat "\nAn Error : " msg " occurred."))) (princ) );end_defun (setq sv_lst (list 'cmdecho 'osmode 'dynmode 'dynprompt) sv_vals (mapcar 'getvar sv_lst) );end_setq (mapcar 'setvar sv_lst '(0 0 3 1)) (while (not tot) (setq el (entget (setq ent (car (entsel "\Select First Text Number Entity : "))))) (cond ( (wcmatch (cdr (assoc 0 el)) "*TEXT") (cond ( (= (cdr (assoc 0 el)) "TEXT") (setq num (atof (getpropertyvalue ent "TextString")) xsf (cdr (assoc 41 el)))) (t (setq num (atof (getpropertyvalue ent "Text")) xsf 1.0)) );end_cond (cond ( (zerop num) (setq num nil) (alert "Text Entity NOT a number")) (t (setq tot num))) ) (t (alert "Not a Text Entity")) );end_cond (cond (num (setq nlst (cons ent nlst)))) );end_while (while (not qflg) (setq sel (entsel "\nSelect Next Text Number Entity : ")) (cond ( (not sel) (initget "Yes No") (setq ans (cond ( (getkword "\nSelection Finished [Yes/No] <No>")) ("No"))) (if (= ans "Yes") (setq qflg T)) ) );end_cond (cond ( (and (not qflg) sel) (setq elst (entget (setq ent (car sel)))) (cond ( (and (wcmatch (cdr (assoc 0 elst)) "*TEXT") (not (vl-position ent nlst))) (cond ( (= (cdr (assoc 0 elst)) "TEXT") (setq num (atof (getpropertyvalue ent "TextString")))) (t (setq num (atof (getpropertyvalue ent "Text")))) );end_cond (cond ( (zerop num) (setq num nil) (alert "Text Entity NOT a number"))) ) ( (vl-position ent nlst) (alert "Already Selected") (setq num nil)) (t (alert "Not a Text Entity")) );end_cond (if num (setq tot (+ tot num) nlst (cons ent nlst) num nil)) ) );end_cond );end_while (cond ( (and tot qflg) (setq pt (getpoint "\nSelect Total Insertion Point : ") txt (if (zerop (rem tot 1.0)) (rtos tot 2 0) (rtos tot 2 3)) );end_setq (rh:em_txt pt txt (cdr (assoc 8 el)) (cdr (assoc 7 el)) (cdr (assoc 40 el)) xsf) (if nlst (foreach o (mapcar 'vlax-ename->vla-object nlst) (vla-delete o))) ) );end_cond (mapcar 'setvar sv_lst sv_vals) (princ) );end_defun
  24. I Have lisp for placing slope and arrow with polyline and i want enhance this to what i need mention in my drawing file..so i have attached lisp & sample drawing file . and also want to enhance lisp for select all polyline at once, currently lisp select on object at once. thanks. Slope.lsp SLOPE SAMPLE.dwg
  25. Hi Everyone, From few days I'm trying to make an auto lisp which can understand the difference between 2 different layers and calculate area according to that. Unfortunately I'm not getting proper results anyone can please help. I was trying to create the lisp in below steps. Step-1: After entering command user will select whole drawing in single selection Step-2: Lisp will select only object in Layer-1 & Layer-2 (Other layers objects will be ignored) Step-3: Lisp will calculated the area of Layer-1 & Layer-2 Step-4: Now it will Subtract the area of Layer-2 from Layer-1 Step-5: and paste it as Text.
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