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ARX Applications

When using certain AutoCAD commands in AutoLISP that are called from ARX applications (for example, ROTATE3D and MIRROR3D), the following error message is displayed:


This error occurs because the ARX application was not already loaded into memory. To work around this you must first determine what ARX application the command is from. 

The following example AutoLISP routine uses the ROTATE3D command and determines if the associated ARX application is loaded, and loads the application if it is not already loaded.

;;Start AutoLISP code

(defun c:drawsyl ( / acadObject Arxlist strArx)
(setq acadObject (vlax-get-acad-object))
(setq Arxlist (vla-listarx acadObject))
(setq strArx (vlax-safearray->list (vlax-variant-value arxlist)))
	(if (= (member '"geom3d.arx" strArx) nil)
		(arxload "geom3d.arx")
(command "cylinder" "0,0,0" "5" "20")
(command "rotate3d" "last" "" "x" "0,0,0" "19")

;;End AutoLISP code
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