The dialog box
consists of several sections. Let's explore them.
Look in the
drop down list: The list helps you in browsing your computer
or local area network for files and folders.
you to the last folder visited in Look in drop down list
you one level up the current folder
you to create a new folder
you to select the method of showing icons in the main list. The
available options are: Large icons, Small icons, List, Details,
the web for applications
in Windows Favorites for the folder or file.
the selected folder or file to Windows Favorites. This helps you
to access the folder or file easily in AutoCAD and other
the application into AutoCAD. Later you can click the Close
button to exit the Load Application dialog box and start using
the application. If you select a DVB, DBX, or ARX file it will
be loaded immediately, but LSP, FAS, and VLX files are queued
and loaded after closing the dialog box.
Click the Add button to view Add
File to Startup Suit dialog box [Figure 3]. The dialog box
helps you to browse and add new applications to the list.
The applications that you add are also
loaded in the current session. If you add an application it is
loaded automatically when you start AutoCAD, or open a new file.
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Add to History: Select this option to add the loaded
application to the History list. This list is a shortcut
to find applications easily. Some applications are needed in
many drawing sessions but for those you do not want to load
automatically add them to History List. To manage the
list you can right-click in the list area and choose a proper
option from the menu [Figure 4].
a file from History List. This button will not unload the
file and just removes the name of the file from the list.
Download primitivecurves.zip from
http://www.geocities.com/cad_tips/downloads.htm. (The file
is located under AutoLISP Programs topic and the name of the
circles, ellipses, arcs, and elliptical arcs with a single
dialog box (PC).)
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About the Author
Alireza Parsai is the founder of cadpanel.com. He is a
mechanical engineer with more than 12 years experience with
AutoCAD. Alireza is an Autodesk Authorized Author, the AutoCAD
consultant for Al Khawarizmi Institute, a contributing editor
for Augiworld magazine, a writer for CAD Digest, an instructor
for AUGI Training Program, and an elected speaker for Autodesk
University 2002. He has written 7 books in Farsi, 3 booklets in
English, and more than 30 articles for different magazines and
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