Overview of AutoCAD ActiveX Technology

AutoCAD. ActiveX. enables you to manipulate AutoCAD programmatically from within or outside AutoCAD. It does this by exposing AutoCAD objects to the “outside world.” Once these objects are exposed, they can be accessed by many different programming languages and environments and by other applications such as Microsoft. Word VBA or Excel VBA.

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There are two advantages to implementing an ActiveX interface for AutoCAD:

An object is the main building block of any ActiveX application. Each exposed object represents a precise part of AutoCAD. There are many different types of objects in the AutoCAD ActiveX interface. For example: