AutoCAD Programming & CAD Development Services

CPS is focused on helping businesses streamline their CAD design processes. AutoCAD is a powerful tool right out of the box but with a little programming you can really make it dance. Sometimes this requires writing a simple LISP routine and sometimes it means connecting your DWG file data to an enterprise level database. No matter how simple or complex your requirements are, we can deliver a solution that both meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

AutoDesk Authorized Developer (AutoDesk Developer Network Member)

Our developers are active members of the AutoDesk Developer Network with the experience you’re looking for. This doesn’t just mean a high level of coding experience. It means they understand the design process and have actual real-world design experience. This means the person helping you develop a solution actually knows what it’s like to be in your shoes. We understand tools and how people use them. This gives CPS an advantage over traditional consulting firms.

Custom AutoCAD Plugins, Add-ons and Extensions

AutoCAD plugins, add-ons and extensions are small programs that communicate with AutoCAD’s core application and allow it to do things that AutoDesk has no solution for. Our flagship product AutoCatalog is a prime example of an AutoCAD plugin. The tool was designed to manage your block and symbol libraries. We create these kinds of custom solutions for our clients and we can do it for you.

AutoCAD ERP Integration

If you already have an ERP system that works for your company, why not make AutoCAD part of that system? Use your existing data to drive AutoCAD! Or use your AutoCAD design environment as an interface to your data! There are many options for attaching data to AutoCAD drawings or objects.

Most robust ERP systems allow for integration with a CAD component but require some customization. This is because your CAD content is unique to your company and discipline. We fill this need for the right CAD tools for your company and your ERP system.

We abide by the “DRY” data rule – “Don’t Repeat Yourself”. Integration means you don’t create a separate, parallel system. Instead you use as much of your existing ERP system data as possible. Your ERP system is the one authoritative source of data. AutoCAD becomes a consumer of that data. Let us be the CAD member of your ERP team.

AutoCAD .NET Development (VB.NET or C#)

If you need custom AutoCAD tools or applications to make your design process better, we can help. Using the right programming tool for the job is part of the process. Microsoft .NET technology offers a robust framework for driving AutoCAD to do even complex tasks. .NET offers a wide variety of interface options allowing for a great user experience.

We program primarily in the C# language but we’re also fluent in VB.Net. For most purposes there is no difference in the final product.

AutoCAD VBA Migration

Don’t lose any of your valuable VBA programs. We can migrate them to .NET programs in order to take advantage of the power and flexibility of that framework. There are many things that can be accomplished in .NET that were not possible using VBA. We can make you aware of options that you might otherwise miss out on.

If you already have VBA tools that work for your company let us bring them up to date. The .NET tools work a little different than VBA. We can help you navigate the upgrade path.

AutoCAD ObjectARX

If you need custom AutoCAD tools or applications to make your design process better, we can help. Using the right programming tool for the job is part of the process. Microsoft .NET technology offers a robust framework for driving AutoCAD to do even complex tasks. .NET offers a wide variety of interface options allowing for a great user experience.

We program primarily in the C# language but we’re also fluent in VB.Net. For most purposes there is no difference in the final product.

AutoCAD AutoLISP / Visual Lisp Migration

Don’t lose any of your valuable AutoLISP programs. We can migrate them to .NET programs in order to take advantage of the power and flexibility of that framework. The most notable advantage is user interface options that are available in .NET. AutoLISP pairs up with DCL code to create an interface which is very limited when compared with the robust set of user interface controls available to the .NET programmer.  We can make you aware of options that you might otherwise miss out on.

If you already have AutoLISP tools that work for your company let us bring them up to date. We may also be able to create a hybrid solution that allows for your legacy AutoLISP code to be remain in place. Contact us for more information.

AutoCAD Automation

You ever notice how some of the letters on your keyboard wear off faster than other? It’s obviously because they’re getting used more than the other keys. Now think about your design process. Are you hammerings the same design routine over and over until you feel like a robot? You may even feel like you’re designing via muscle memory. If that’s the case you should consider some level of AutoCAD automation. Why should you be the robot? CPS can write a custom AutoCAD application that will help your business do these redundant tasks quickly saving you time and money.

AutoCAD Customization

CPS helps the user control AutoCAD. Not the other way around. Do you feel like you’re being forced to design in a way that’s uncomfortable for you or your business? It’s a very common feeling and you shouldn’t just sit back and deal with it. You do your best work when your tools are comfortable and familiar. Your command line location, menus, toolbars and plugins all help you feel at home. However, things can always be better. Do you have a wishlist? Just because AutoDesk didn’t hear your request on their user forum doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We want to help business get the most out of AutoCAD and we know how to customize your experience.

AutoCAD Consulting

Your typical consulting firm will probably know a lot about software development and information technology planning. They may even say they can tap into AutoCAD’s API and do anything you want with it. We can tell you it’s not that simple. You need a consultant that has worked with AutoCAD in a design/project management roll. You need someone that really understands the process as well as the development toolkit. At CPS we are totally focused on AutoCAD and AutoDesk product development.

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