Have You Tried: Putting the Action Into Macros

Lee Ambrosius

We have an amazing time-saver for you this month: action macros. If you use AutoCAD commands and system variables, you can record action macros. And the best part about using action macros is there’s no programming knowledge needed. All you need is the AutoCAD knowledge you already have.


Imagine creating an action macro to simplify everyday tasks like:
• Setting a layer and style current before creating objects
• Changing the layer and scale of selected objects
• Cleaning up drawings

Action Macro Example

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over how to:

  • Record and playback an action macro
  • Edit and request input in an action macro
  • Manage and share an action macro (ACTM) files

Learn how action macros can save you time, automating everyday tasks with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Putting the Action Into Macros topic.

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