Opening another program from AutoCAD

As a designer we all have reference material we have to use in order to relay the information on the drawings correct. You may have those files in one centralized location, or maybe scattered through out your computer. Where ever they may be, it would be great to just click a button in AutoCAD and open the desired reference file without minimizing AutoCAD.

I’m going to show you how to accomplish just that!

I would suggest creating a custom toolbar and use the macro:

(startapp “explorer” (findfile “C:/your/path/here/file_name.extension”))

For example if I wanted to open an excel file:

(startapp “explorer” (findfile “C:/Users/jonathan/Desktop/Steel_Pipe_Vessel.xls”))

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