Python for AutoCAD engineers

Python is a popular high-level programming language that is widely used by engineers for automating repetitive tasks. Python for AutoCAD can achieve this too, besides e.g. VBA for AutoCAD. The Python concepts introduced by me in this article will be sufficient for getting started with Python for AutoCAD automatization.

Variables in Python

Variables: In Python, a variable is a name that refers to a value. You can assign a value to a variable using the equals (=) operator.

For example:

x = 10

Data types in Python

Python has several built-in data types, including integers, floating-point numbers, strings, lists, tuples, and dictionaries. You can create variables of these data types and perform operations on them.

For example:

x = 10
y = 2.5
z = "hello world!"
my_list = [1, 2, 3, 4]
my_dict = {"name": "James", "age": 42}

Control structures in Python for AutoCAD engineers

Python has several control structures, including if-else statements, for loops, and while loops. These structures allow you to execute code based on certain conditions.

For example:

x = 10
if x > 5:
    print("x is greater than 5!")
    print("x is less than or equal to 5!")

my_list = [1, 2, 3, 4]
for item in my_list:

i = 0
while i < 10:
    i += 1

Functions in Python for AutoCAD engineers

A function is a block of code that performs a specific task. You can define your own functions in Python or use built-in functions.

For example:

def my_function(x, y):
    z = x + y
    return z

result = my_function(10, 20)

my_list = [1, 2, 3, 4]
length = len(my_list)

Concluding remarks and related content

This introduction to Python should be sufficient for AutoCAD engineers with the intention of utilizing Python for AutoCAD automatization.

Specific documentation related to e.g. AutoCAD objects and commands can be found on this blog. Here are some entries that will get you started:

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Lam says:

Hi Linnart!
Please tell me: is there any way to solve the problem, put 4 shapes: circle, square, triangle, pentagon, into a rectangle of given size, with gaps between the The figure is not smaller than 1 cm. Let the size of the rectangle covering the above 4 shapes be the smallest?

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