AutoLISP is a dialect of the programming language Lisp built specifically for use with the full version of AutoCAD and its derivatives, which include AutoCAD Map . Lisp is a family of programming languages, first conceived in and finally implemented in This makes it is the second oldest language still in common. This course is your ultimate guide to learning AutoLISP Programming. You will learn by example with lots of programs.

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Featured blocks of the month Man on bike. Allows you to select the objects to be changed.

The name of your entity might be Initget bit codes can be used to control what type of inputs are allowed. Increases the index variable by 1making it ready for the next loop.

AutoLISP Lesson 1 – Introduction to Lisp Programming

If you hit the F2 button to bring up the text screen, you should see something that looks like this: Therefore, without the final call to the princ function, the proraming of this would be:. These are like empty boxes in which to store data, to be used later.

When it does, type in: Angtos has two arguments, the first controls the format and the second controls the precision.

This assigns na the entity name found in the selection set a at index number i. If you had to name a variable for a string that contains people’s names then I would use something like this setq strName “Jeff”. This assigns the entire element containing the 40 in the list b to variable c. However, it has remained AutoCAD’s main user customizing language.


Changes a string of text from lower case to upper case, leaving upper case characters as they are. Type in the directory you saved the “myProg” lisp file in. If you were to write a program named Line. Yes, increase your productivity with the block!

AutoLisp is a language that returns prograaming value after executing.

If you need to store data, such as a string or integer, you will need to assign a variable name to the data. In turn, that command can act on another. It printed ” Sanders ” to the command line. This saves room in RAM and also keeps your program from getting corrupted by other programs that do not reset the variables to nil.

Open AutoCAD and type this at the command line: You can modify any of the above aspects. AutoLisp always has as many opens ” ” as it does closes ” “. Click OK to the alert box. X and Y are variables.

The variable name must be in double quotes. Therefore the exclamation point before the variable name will return nil.

In AutoLisp, variables may be a collection of letters or numbers as long as they begin with the letters. Notice the 3 below the line you typed and the Command Prompt? The way to get rid of the echo is to use a princ statement without any parameters as the last statement in your program. Substitutes the new d2 layer for the old d1 layer in the entity list a1and assigns it to the new entity list b3.

AutoLISP – Wikipedia

Both give you a way of selecting the entities for the selection set. Variables are names or placeholders if you will, for values. This looks for the code 8 in entity list a2then assigns the sublist to d2. We used the C: A user’s response string is variable s. Articles containing potentially dated statements from January All articles containing potentially dated statements. Let’s rewrite the program using the princ function to stop the echo.


The AutoLisp Beginner’s Tutorial

Better autoilsp your variable names at the command line as discussed earlier. It is used for documentation and explanation of your program. This is used to avoid potential ambiguities when 2 or more options begin with the same letter.

This always produces the third element of a list. Not only can we draw faster, we can add information to our blocks. Using an exclamation point in front of the variable prints the value of the variable to the command line.

You can’t add nil to 1.

Type this is in at the command prompt:. For example, each element in the lists above is an atom e. In other words, it is not used to assign a value to a variable as it is in some other programming languages. So a through z are fair game.

Returns an angle between two points autoliso radians. Retrieved from ” http: The difference between using the C: