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ACADtweet - send Twitter status from AutoCAD

Use Twitter to inform your collegues about tasks in AutoCAD - manually or automatically


ACADtweet - AutoCAD Twitter utility

ACADtweet - Twitter

You can use the ACADtweet add-on utility to send Twitter status directly from the AutoCAD enviroment (AutoCAD commandline, menu, scripts).

With ACADtweet you can inform your collegues about a finished task, or even let an AutoCAD script (e.g. finishing lengthy render) to inform you automatically via Twitter.

You can also read the last status (tweet) from the timeline of any user.

This is a replacement for our old Lisp utility "Twitter" which does not work anymore with the new Twitter OAuth/xAuth API (introduced in summer 2010).

Usage

ACADtweet - ribbon

Copy the ACADtweet.dll and TwitterVB.dll to your AutoCAD support folder. Load the ACADtweet.dll in your AutoCAD session (with the _NETLOAD command). You can also load the ACADtweet ribbon by loading the ACADtweet.cuix file (_CUILOAD).

You can also load ACADtweet directly from the AutoCAD AppStore (Exchange) or use the .bundle autoload mechanism in AutoCAD 2012 and higher - see the Readme.

Run the TWITTLOGIN command and enter your Twitter username and password for this session, and optionally save the resulting authorization token also for the future sessions - in the Registry (your password is never stored). You can also use the LISP function (twittlogin) - returns T if successful, nil if not:

(twittlogin "mytwitname" "mytwitpassword" saveToken?)

Then use the TWITTER command to send an update (tweet, status, message) to your Twitter page (timeline). You can also use the LISP function (twitter) to automate postings (again, returns T or nil):

(twitter "mymessage")

Run the TWITTLAST command to read the last tweet (post) in the timeline of your channel ("") or the specified Twitter channel (@User). You can also use the LISP function (twittlast) to automate access to the timeline (returns the tweet as a string):

(twittlast "channelname")

The name and password are not stored anywhere. The next TWITTER/TWITTLAST commands do not ask for the name+password next time in the same AutoCAD session. You can also store the oAuth token for all subsequent sessions.

NB:
The source app of your tweet will be reported as "ACADtweet" - check e.g. our channels @VMichl, @CADstudioCZ.

NB2:
You can also submit AutoCAD commands via Twitter - see the Tip 8353.

Supported platforms

ACADtweet was tested on AutoCAD 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010, 32-bit and 64-bit. In old AutoCAD versions, you may need to install .Net Framework 3.5

History

  • Version 1.2/1.3 (3/2011) - ribbon added (CUIX), fixed escape in command prompts
  • Version 1.1.1 (11/2010) - changed the format of LISP parameters, updated login mechanism
  • Version 1.1 (11/2010) - .NET version - modified to use the new oAuth authorization process; supports posting + reading
  • Version 1.0 (8/2009) - LISP utility - send tweets using the old Twitter login process

License

ACADtweet is a freeware utility by CAD Studio.

Download the ACADtweet application (for AutoCAD)

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