AutoCAD 2013 Core Console

This one slipped past me but thanks to twitter it came to my attention. I have been looking for a way for a number of years to run AutoCAD without the GUI for batch tasks. Now in 2013 it looks like its here at long last!

“Picture this: a stripped down version of AutoCAD – but only from a UI perspective – that can be executed from a standard Command Prompt. We’re talking about a version with almost all the capabilities of full AutoCAD – with the ability to load certain applications and execute scripts – but launches in a couple of seconds (if you have a slow machine 🙂 and is absolutely perfect for batch operations.”

Updated : further link for commands that work

About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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1 Response to AutoCAD 2013 Core Console

  1. ShawnF says:

    Like I mentioned on the ADESK Website: MicroStation did this all the way up through V8 with a process called EdG (Edit Graphics). You would launch a console window of MicroStation, and work on your file (or files in Batch) non-graphically. Great for making mass changes to elements…we could search by Element Type, or Graphics, or whatever…and BAM! Instant change. I wish Bentley would bring this functionality back, because working on a script file with the Batch Processor is clunky…while EdG was “code-y” it was quick and elegant.

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