By Miles Nicholson
A script file is an ASCII text file that contains a set of command line instructions for AutoCAD to follow with no interaction required by the user. AutoCAD script files have a file extension of “.scr”. A script does one thing and one thing only: it mimics what is entered at the keyboard. Anything you enter in AutoCAD that shows up on the “Command:” line prompt can be put into a script file.
AutoCAD and therefore AutoCAD Electrical can run the majority of their commands from the Command line without the requirement of “pop-up” dialogue boxes. This means that multiple commands can be grouped together in a script and run on an individual drawing, selected drawings or an entire project.