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spaulus posted a topic in AutoCAD Beginners' AreaI am going to be moving from 2002 to 2014 within the next 2 weeks and have been having trouble with my custom menu and lisp routines in 2002. I had my menu setup with custom toolbars with flyouts to select blocks to insert. Most of the blocks ran a LISP routine that did several things, the main thing was reading the crosshairs to determine if you were in a certain isoplane then it would select the proper block for that plane. I think I understand that maybe using a tool palette to select the blocks from might be a better way of inserting them now? I am not familiar with tool palettes, does anyone have advice on this subject? Thanks, Steve
I work for a manufacturing company. We use AutoCad to do our estimates. We take custom block and overlay them on tiff backgrounds of the architectural plans. Then we export the block info into spreadsheets to complete our takeoffs. As of now we use dynamic properties and attributes in the blocks to gather the options for the particular product we are bidding. I use many dummy look up tables to select options like color, finish ect. for the blocks. Then other data is entered into attributes. Is there a way using AutoLisp or some other method to create a dialog box that pops up when you click on a block that contains a mixture of fields, pulldowns, check boxes to pick all the options of the product. Then be able to extract this data. I am just wonder about this capability before I start learning AutoLisp. Thanks