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AutoCAD 2011 System Variables Lookup Sheets


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Welcome to the CADTutor forum and thank you very much for sharing your 2011 system variables lookup sheet. What prompted you to do this in the first place?

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You can imagine what a problem AutoCAD's system variables can become in an educational setting. I wish they would make parts of the program unchangeable starting with a default user profile and default dimenion style.

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The default dimension style could be handle via a template and cross-checked using the CHECKSTANDARDS command.


I would think a default user profile in an educational setting could be setup via the college's network.

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Direct link to the handout: http://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/cad/pdfs/ACAD_2011.pdf


One could always use Visual LISP to implement system variables, and user profiles by way of ACAD.lsp, and/or ACADDOC.lsp. :wink:


One could also maintain Application Icons with the use of the "Scripting.FileSystemObject" and "WScript.Shell" objects, searching through these directories for *.lnk files:

  • (strcat "C:\\Documents and Settings\\" (getvar 'loginname) "\\Desktop")
  • "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Desktop"
  • (strcat "C:\\Documents and Settings\\" (getvar 'loginname) "\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Quick Launch")

... then modifying the Arguments property of each resultant Shortcut Object.


Hope this helps!

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