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Scripts and Slides

AutoCAD provides a script feature that executes AutoCAD commands read directly from a simple text file. Prior to the incorporation of Template drawings, plotting PCX files and user Profiles, scripts were often used to perform drawing and plotting setups and configurations. In the modern CAD environment offered by AutoCAD 2002, the script facility is largely reserved for more advanced customization tasks and for displaying a continuously running demonstration of AutoCAD screen displays.

Scripts are created outside of AutoCAD in a standard text editor (such as Windows Notepad). You run a script using AutoCAD’s SCRIPT command. To show a sequence or series of AutoCAD screen captures, AutoCAD’s MSLIDE and VSLIDE (make slide and view slide) commands, create and view “captures” of an AutoCAD screen. This process is typically automated by placing the slide names and display commands in a script file. You can insert pauses into the script as well as have the script automatically repeat on a continuous basis.


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