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Lisp Programming

With the built-in Lisp Interpreter, DraftSight suits the needs of technically skilled people. Lisp provides a complex tool to enhance the power of your application in many ways. The Lisp programming language allows you to add functions and routines tailored to your individual needs.

One of the advantages of the built-in Lisp Interpreter is the short learning curve. In a short time you can learn to exploit the capabilities provided by this programming interface when working with your CAD application. Including the Lisp Interpreter with the system provides you with access to the following highly valuable features:

  • Easy to understand and use syntax
  • Short learning curve
  • Error handling and tracing that is easy to implement
  • Pre-testing of Lisp expressions at the command prompt
  • High functionality from simple arithmetic calculations up to complex operations on drawing entities, selected objects, and drawing database tables
  • Complex functions to display, fill, and evaluate dialog boxes
  • Ability to create individual commands


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