Starting Visual LISP

The Visual LISP (VLISP) interactive development environment runs in a separate set of windows from the rest of AutoCAD. . You must explicitly start VLISP to work in the interactive development environment.

To start Visual LISP

  1. Start AutoCAD.
  2. Choose Tools AutoLISP Visual LISP Editor from the AutoCAD menu, or enter the following at the Command prompt:

You can use either the menu or the vlisp command to return to the VLISP IDE at any time.

Note that AutoCAD also recognizes the vlide command to start or return to Visual LISP. This command name stands for “Visual LISP interactive development environment.” AutoCAD issues the vlide command to call VLISP, and as a result you may sometimes see “VLIDE” displayed in the AutoCAD Command window.