AutoLISP for CAD Managers

True efficiency in a managed CAD environment is dependent upon automation. Ensuring your staff can get easily repeatable, and fast, results with the fewest clicks of the mouse possible is how you increase both productivity and profits. The best way to achieve this is using AutoLISP®-based functions within any AutoCAD or BricsCAD environment. Regardless of what system you’re using, AutoLISP can automate repetitive processes and help you simplify those time-consuming procedures you do all the time into a single click of the mouse. The struggle has always been learning to effectively structure and develop these LISP utilities and ZenTek Consultants is here to help. We will show you how simple it can be to automate your CAD environment with AutoLISP!

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends. 


Must attend all four sessions. 


Session 1: Introduction to AutoLISP

  • What is AutoLISP

  • Data Structure and Syntax

  • Key Files for a CAD Manager

  • Calling Commands in LISP

  • Managing System Variables

  • Creating Command Aliases


Session 2: Controlling the User Environment

  • Basics of the VLIDE         

  • Working with Functions

  • Controlling System Settings

  • Creating New Commands

  • Error Handling & Programming Best Practices

  • Managing CUIs and Profiles


Session 3: Implementation Strategies

  • Where to Host AutoLISP Files

  • Force vs Flexible – Best Practices

  • Manage Personal User Routines

  • Invoking External Programs

  • Testing and Implementing Strategies


Session 4: Managing Your CAD Standards

  • Layer Strategies and Solutions

  • Styles Strategies and Solutions

  • Plotting Strategies and Solutions

  • Controlling User Overrides

  • Debugging Code in the VLIDE

  • Additional resources for AutoLISP

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for AutoCAD training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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