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AutoLISP drawbacks


The major drawback to AutoLISP was non-availability of integrated development environment within AutoCAD. AutoLISP programs was written in Notepad & executed in AutoCAD. This was very frustrating and added to that was the parenthesis problems. If by mistake you miss any parenthesis tracking was tough job.




VisualLISP now solves all these drawbacks. VisualLISP has provided the much needed IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to AutoLISP. You can now write program within AutoCAD, compile it, take trials immediately & see the results. Because of the colors used for indicating different components of the program, readability has improved.


You can also do ActiveX programming using VisualLISP & can also add reactors to perform the activities based on AutoCAD object modifications.



Related links:


       Read article on AutoCAD customization, AutoCAD VBA

       Learn AutoCAD Customization using AutoLISP & VisualLISP, DCL, AutoCAD VBA, AutoCAD.Net, ObjectARX

       Learn other CAD Customization tools such as SolidWorks API, SolidEdge API, Inventor API



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