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Old 11-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default writing a program to interface with other programs

There must be some mechanism that windows provides that allows an application programmed in whatever language to interface with other programs running on the same computer.

Specifically, I will be beginning a project soon in which I have to program in C# an application that reads from a dxf file and produces a plan/model from it in AutoCAD. It needs to communicate with AutoCAD and send it instructions (ex. draw line, make face, create new layer, etc.).

Does Windows have resources/mechanisms that allow one to do this?
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Default Re: writing a program to interface with other programs

It's not windows that would need to support this, it's AutoCAD's job to make stuff like this available for you.

Take a look on AutoCAD's website and see if they have any kind of API for this.
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In fact, they do: Autodesk - Developer Center - AutoCAD

Thanks very much for pointing me in the right direction.
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