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Is it an AutoCAD command or variable?

A - answer Many AutoCAD professionals don't distinguish between commands and variables. Most time they don't need to. In both cases, just type the name in the command line and follow the prompts.

But there are cases where commands and variables differ in their behaviour. E.g. most command names are localized in localized versions of AutoCAD, variable names are not. System variables are to be called differently when used in LISP macros.

There are at least two methods how to tell if the specific function name is a command or a variable:

  • Try to use it SETVAR - only variables will pass
  • Try to use it in (getcname "_MYCOMMAND") - only commands will pass
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