Introduction to Programming Interfaces
 
 
 

In addition to accessing commands from the command prompt and menu interfaces, AutoCAD provides application programming interfaces (APIs) that you can use to control drawings and databases. The type of interface you use depends on your application needs and programming experience.

The programming interfaces introduced here are ActiveX® Automation, VBA (Visual Basic® for Applications), AutoLISP®, Visual LISP™ , ObjectARX™ , and .NET. The type of interface you use depends on your application needs and programming experience.