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AfraLisp Slide Manager

Creating Icon menus's in AutoCAD can be quite tedious. First you need to create slides of all your drawings that you want to include in your menu. Secondly, you need to create a text file with the names of all the slides. Thirdly you need to run "Slidelib.exe" to create your slide menu. And last but not least, you need to add all the menu items and macros to your menu. A lot of work hey! Then, 2 months later you want to add something to the menu and you have to go through the whole process again.

This is where the "AfraLisp Slide Manager" comes in. This application will allow you to create Slide Libraries without the overhead of having to create slide libraries or modify your menu files.

Usage :

Create a root directory (eg. C:/Slidemanager) ensuring that Slideman.Lsp, Slideman.Dcl and Filepath.Dat are within this directory.
Important : This directory MUST be added to your AutoCAD Support Path.

Next, create as many sub-directories as you wish, placing your drawing files and slide files within these directories. (eg. C:/Slidemanager/Architecural; C:/Slidemanager/Chains; C:/Slidemanager/NorthSigns; etc.)

Now, load and run "Slideman.Lsp"

The first dialogue is where you choose which library you wish to open.


AfraLisp Slide Manager

The next dialogue is where you choose which block to insert.

Anytime you wish to add new drawings to the slide library, just add them to an existing library, or create a new one.

The only restriction is that only 75 drawings are allowed in any one library. (This excludes the slides.)


To download the "AfraLisp Slide Manager," just click here.


If you would like an application that creates slides from a directory of drawings, visit this page.

 
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