Check Your Environment

For the tutorial, you need the AutoCAD. VBA integrated development environment (VBA IDE). The VBA IDE is installed automatically with the Full option of the AutoCAD installation program. If you selected the Custom option when you installed AutoCAD, the VBA IDE might not be installed; you might need to install it by running the AutoCAD installation program again.

To test if the VBA IDE is installed

  1. Start AutoCAD.
  2. On the command line, enter vbaide, and press ENTER.

    If the VBA IDE opens, the VBA IDE is installed. If you receive the message “AutoCAD VBA is not currently installed,” the VBA IDE is not installed.