This tutorial is designed to demonstrate several powerful capabilities of the AutoLISP. programming environment for AutoCAD. and introduce features of the AutoLISP language that may be new to you.

The purpose of the tutorial is to draw a garden path using an automated drawing tool that minimizes drafting time and shows the power of parametric programming. You will learn to create a drawing routine that automates the generation of a complex shape—the kind of drafting operation you do not want to have to do manually over and over again.