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How to run an external application (EXE) in AutoCAD LT?

A - answer This operation is normally not possible. But you can use a trick with temporary redefinition of LT's text editor. Eg. you can run Win Calculator with this toolbar macro:
^C^C_mtexted;calc.exe;_mtext;0,0;1,1;^C^C_mtexted;.; 
(you may encounter problems with Calc in Win2000 and higher - it doesn't accept input; use another calculator application in this case)

Plus, since AutoCAD LT 2000, you can also use direct launching of external applications - see (search for) the LT command "AI_STARTAPP".

LT98LT2000LT2000iLT2002LT2004
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See also:
Tip 5091:How to run an external EXE program from AutoCAD?
Tip 2509:How to start Windows Explorer in the current drawing folder?


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