Companies currently perform tedious tasks to get information out of CADD drawings --such as manually counting or identifying items on a printed drawing and re-entering that information into a purchasing or bill-of-materials document or database. This process is prone to human errors and unnecessary redundancies.
In 1999, AMS started to help companies get more from their AutoCAD design drawings. Design information automates the actual design process. This way, the design itself can now, in-turn, provide useful information to other departments and systems. AMS customizes the AutoCAD software to perform design tasks and processes automatically using typically Visual Basic (VB) and AutoCAD Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
Many companies use Computer-Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) systems to create design drawings. The ability to use CADD instead of manual drafting has significantly improved productivity of the design process. However, using CADD design simply to replace the manual drafting method is only a fraction of its potential as a design application. Companies typically get little or no additional information out of the design drawing. CADD essentially remains an unintelligent tool that performs drafting on the computer.
AMS has implemented custom Design Automation solutions at multiple companies to increase their productivity, share design data with other applications, and reduce design errors.
Are you interested in learning how to customize AutoCAD to automate your design processes? Why not try our 3 day hands-on VBA for AutoCAD training course? It's the perfect class for the AutoCAD user to learn the fundamentals of Visual Basic Application (VBA) development at the introductory level.
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