Aplus users guide

Aplus users guide

APLUS is an add-on for Autodesk AutoCAD. It enhances its functionality by adding new commands written to speed up drafting. APLUS comes as a package with both new commands for AutoCAD and set of dwg blocks ready to use with APLUS BIINDEX menu.

WHY DID WE CREATE APLUS?

While we were working in architectural offices across the Europe we have noticed that most AutoCAD users waste a lot of time doing boring and time-consuming tasks. In 2005 we started to write AutoLISP commands to ease work for such users. Later on, as we were distributing our commands to some architectural offices we were asked to write more and more commands. In 2006 set of commands had turned into full AutoCAD add-on. Since then we have been adding new features to our software as well as improving old ones.

WHO NEEDS APLUS?

Basically APLUS is designed for and by architects, however, we have satisfied customers in other branches of engineering (constructors, hydraulic designers, etc.).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

APLUS is a set of AutoCAD commands that are added into its context by adding two new menus. Basic APLUS menu contains shortcuts to commands grouped into categories such as POLYLINE, ARCHITECTURAL or HATCH. Each command has it’s own shortcut to make it easier to remember it (for

Example:

The command that fillets polyline has shortcut FPL and command that chamfers polyline has shortcut CHAPL). The second menu is called BIINDEX and it is designed to help you insert blocks from the customizable library (basic set of blocks is installed with APLUS).

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