AutoLISP is a high-level programming language used within AutoCAD. It enables users to customise their installation of AutoCAD and to carry out repetitive design tasks quickly and efficiently.A Practical Guide to AutoCAD AutoLISP introduces all the main AutoLISP functions and commands and takes the user through a logical sequence of study suitable for college-based courses or for distance learning. It assumes a basic knowledge of AutoCAD and covers all releases up to Release 14. The book is divided into three parts:*Part One: AutoLISP in Action Introduces the basic functions for the novice, with the clear aim of encouraging the user to identify and solve their own specific graphics problems.*Part Two: Advanced AutoLISPDevelops the knowledge gained in AutoLISP in Action and goes on to focus on practical graphical solutions encountered within industry.*Part Three: City & Guilds AutoLISP Programming esigned specifically for the City & Guilds AutoLISP Programming Certificate (C&G 4351-005), with sample practical assignments and a written test. It also includes details of the course requirements, discusses program structure and presentation, and lists all AutoLISP functions.Each part includes practical examples based on real-life industrial problems, and exercises which encourage the reader to test their knowledge and apply it to their own specific problems.
A Practical Guide to AutoCAD AutoLISP provides unrivalled coverage of AutoLISP suitable for students undertaking BTEC and City & Guilds engineering courses where AutoCAD is taught. Those in industry who wish to learn how to apply advanced graphical solutions to practical problems will find this book an indispensible resource.All the AutoLISP programs used in the book are available for download from Addison Wesley Longman's Web site.Trevor Bousfield is a consultant engineer with 47 years' experience in engineering including the post of Senior Designer for Vickers Ltd. He is Chief Regional (Yorkshire) External Verifier for C&G AutoCAD courses and Senior Examiner for GCSE Design and Communication. He was formerly the Head of Industrial Engineering and Curriculum Manager at York College of Further and Higher Education, and has written numerous articles for CADuser Magazine.