APS-SETUP
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Architectural Production Software 2005

Keyboard shortcut: none
Toolbar button: none
Compatible with AutoCAD Versions: Standard compatible versions

APS INITIAL SETUP

This setup command has been designed to help with the initial setup of the APS system. It provides two main functions: First it allows you to add the code that loads the APS software to either a menu LISP file or your ACAD.LSP file. Secondly it allows you to quickly change the colors used by commands that use a specific color (not "ByLayer") to draw something.

When this software is first loaded AutoCAD is set to use one of the provided APS menu files. As long as this menu is being used the APS software will load without problem, however, if you change menus to one of your own the APS software will no longer load. This command allows you to add the code that loads the APS software to either your .mnl file or to the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files. If for some reason you do not want this command inserting LISP code in your .mnl or acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files you may also add the code manually. See here for more on adding this code manually.

Most of the Software commands are initially set to draw objects using color "ByLayer". However there are a few commands that for various reasons need to draw lines of a specific color (usually to make a line thicker or thinner). This command allows you to set the colors that all of those commands will use so that they will conform to your color/pen width schemes. You will probably change some of the colors that these commands use later but this will get you up and working a lot quicker than having to set all of the colors individually.

User configurable options: none

Layers: not applicable

Known limitations:

  • None reported. If there is something this command will not do that you think it should please let us know.

Alternate uses:

  • None reported. If you have an alternate use for this command submit it here.

 

SAMPLE APS-SETUP COMMAND SYNTAX:

Command: APS-SETUP

The following dialog will appear:

Click on an area above to go to it's description below.

When finished defining your colors press "OK" and this dialog will close. You will then see the following:

This indicates that your current configuration file (typically Software.cfg) has had the colors changed and saved. Press "OK" and the dialog will close.

Note: If you do not want to change any of the color values press . All setting up of how the Software software loads will be remain.

 

Method for Loading APS Software

If you plan to use one of the provided Software menus or are going to use a menu that has been customized using the MENUBUILDER command you may skip this portion of the APS-SETUP command.

For a list of the Software menu files see "Menus and menu components included with Software" in the documentation for the MENUBUILDER command.

If you plan to use a menu OTHER than one of the Software menus or one not modified with the MENUBUILDER command  you will need to either add the APS load commands to your .mnl file(s) or add them to your acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files.

The preferred method to load the Software software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

software is from the .mnl file associated with your menu file.

Click on one of the buttons above to go to it's description.

 

Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)

For those who have their own menus that they would like to use you may add the code that loads the APS software to your .mnl file for your menus by pressing the "Add load commands to a menu LISP file (.MNL)" button shown above. When you press the button you will be asked to browse and select your menu file.

Browse and select your menu file.

If you have an .mnl file that goes with the menu file that you select, it will be updated with the code that loads the APS software.

If an .mnl file does not exist it will be created with the code.

If you use more than one menu you may repeat the above procedure for each of the menu files that you use.

Note: The load commands only need to be in the .mnl file for your primary menu files. Primary menu files are menus that are loaded with the AutoCAD "MENU" command. Very often supplemental menu files are loaded in addition to these primary menu files (using the AutoCAD "MENULOAD" command) but these additional menus do not need the commands in their .mnl files.

If for some reason you would NOT like the commands to load the APS software in your .mnl files you may have them placed in your acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp files instead (the acaddoc.lsp file is only needed in AutoCAD releases 2000 and later).

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

 

Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)

If you would like to have the commands placed in the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files press the "Add load commands to your ACAD.LSP/ACADDOC.LSP file(s)" button.

 

 The commands will be added and you will see the above dialogs confirming the addition. If you don't have either of these files they will be created as needed.

Note: Please load the software from either the .mnl file OR the acad.lsp/acaddoc.lsp files, NOT BOTH.

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Quick Color Setup

If you use AutoCAD's lineweights (AutoCAD Releases 2000 and later) to control your pen thicknesses you may skip this portion of the setup (to skip this portion and keep this command from setting these colors press "Cancel", all changes made using the "Method for Loading APS Software" portion above will remain).  This portion is for those who use color to control their pen thicknesses.

The APS commands generally create objects using the "ByLayer" color (at least by default), however there are some that create objects that need a lighter or heavier line than the standard line. These commands use a special color assignment for these objects that is set in the APS-CONFIG configuration utility.

An example of this would be the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry commands. These commands create a variety of cabinetry in elevation that have detail drawn in them that should not be as heavy as other parts of the cabinetry. These "detail" portions are drawn a color specified in the Elevation Commands section of the APS Configuration Utility and by default is set to color "25". There are many such commands that have colors assigned to them and it would take some time to go through the APS-CONFIG configuration utility and set them all to use a color that works in your color scheme.

Rather than make you set them all individually we have made this "shortcut" that changes all the commands that have colors specified this way. This is designed to help you get up and running quickly. As you have time later you may go in to the APS-CONFIG configuration utility and change the colors for the individual commands as needed.

Select the color swatch to bring up the standard color dialog so you may select the color for each of the line thicknesses (see how to select colors for more). The default colors used here are based on the APS standard color scheme, but select colors that work with whatever color scheme you are using.

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Solutions to common questions and problems with this command

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