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How to make universal/global macros - for any language version of AutoCAD?

A - answer When preparing globalized macros and programs you should use so called "underscore convention" for all command and option names - e.g. _ERASE _ALL or even _-LAYER _Col _Red 0 or (SSGET "_X").

In LISP applications always use non-localized command- and option names prefixed by underscore - like in (command "_pline" p1 p2 p3 p4 "_cl"). This applies also to e.g. XP (_x_p) option in zoom, color names, etc. Be carefull with error handlers testing Function cancelled string value, with standard linetype names, or when undefining/redefining internal commands.

Properly globalized macros can be used universally in any language version of AutoCAD.

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8.2.2002    6221x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

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