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March 27, 2015: NuGet packages now available for AutoCAD 2016
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Visual Studio
Some time ago we posted the NuGet packages for AutoCAD 2015’s .NET API. The packages for AutoCAD 2016 are now live, too. Here’s the report from the NuGet console (accessible in Visual Studio via Tools –> NuGet Package Manager –>...

March 25, 2015: AutoCAD 2016: Calling commands from AutoCAD events using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface
It’s time to start looking in more detail at some of the new API capabilities in AutoCAD 2016. To give you a sense of what to expect in terms of a timeline, this week we’ll look at a couple of...

March 23, 2015: AutoCAD 2016 for developers
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , ObjectARX , Point clouds , Reality capture , Runtime , Security
After our quick look at AutoCAD 2016 from a user perspective, let’s now spend some time looking at the things important to developers in this latest release. Compatibility Off the bat it’s worth stating that AutoCAD 2016 is a DWG...

March 19, 2015: AutoCAD 2016
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD
It’s that time again! Over the coming days you’re going to be hearing lots about the next release of AutoCAD, codenamed “Maestro”. Before taking a look at AutoCAD 2016 from a developer’s perspective – which we’ll do next time –...

March 18, 2015: Docking a WPF window inside AutoCAD – Part 3
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface , WPF
In this post we’re wrapping up this mini-series on docking, which is part of a much broader story arc around a “command-line helper” tool, of course. But then we’re reaching the end of that, too, I suspect, as the app’s...

March 17, 2015: Docking a WPF window inside AutoCAD – Part 2
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface , WPF
I’m happy to say that the implementation I mentioned in the last post ended up being pretty straightforward. Which is actually great, as I have some important posts to work on for next week. :-) Today we’re going to take...

March 16, 2015: Docking a WPF window inside AutoCAD – Part 1
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Notification / Events , User interface , WPF
During the course of this week we’re going to look at extending the command-line helper sample posted last week by allowing our global keywords window to “dock” to the four corners of the drawing window as well as to remain...

March 12, 2015: Building bridges
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , Autodesk , Civil 3D , Personal
Last night the section of motorway closest to my home was closed from 10pm to 6am. They closed it to install a new cycle bridge intended primarily for children from one local village to cycle safely to school in another....

March 11, 2015: Adding support for global keywords at AutoCAD’s command-line using .NET – Part 2
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface , WPF
Today we’re going to look at the implementation talked about in the last post: we’re going to see how it’s possible to use the Application.PreTranslateMessage() method to hack AutoCAD’s message-loop and basically convert typed keywords into global ones. This is...

March 9, 2015: Adding support for global keywords at AutoCAD’s command-line using .NET – Part 1
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface
This post carries on from this series from a couple of weeks ago: Adding a global keyword menu to AutoCAD using WPF – Part 1 Adding a global keyword menu to AutoCAD using WPF – Part 2 Enabling global commands...

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