Is there a site I can go to that would explain how to make a macro? I don't know the language and want to make custom buttons.


For beginners, here is an article from Lynn Allen that addresses making Macros in CUIX menus.

Then there is a place where you can see another programmer's "My Favorite AutoCAD Macros" here:

Tutorial here:
and here:
although, this last link wouldn't load for me.

I hope this helps.

If you have specific questions about macros, let me know.  I'm here to help.

Bill DeShawn


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I can address all 2-D questions and some 3-D questions. I do programming in AutoLISP if it doesn`t involve solid modeling. I can also address menu customization issues and can help you find answers to questions I can`t answer by taking your question directly to Autodesk via their newsgroups.


I used to do electronic and mechanical design for a flat panel monitor manufacturer, and now I do architectural drafting for an architect. I did and do AutoLISP and menu customization and take pride in making my lisp routines to do the work exactly the way the client likes them done.

I had a routine published in CADENCE magazine (no longer in publication and taken over by CADALYST). Some of my routines are published on my website at

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