Starting with 2008, there is no "Deployment Wizard" any longer, at least as a separate application that you have to install. So how do you build the deployment if there is no deployment wizard? You'll see not long after you insert the DVD into the drive.
If you are planning on upgrading to AutoCAD 2008 32-bit, and you have existing LISP, VBA, or ARX programs, will they work? Generally speaking, yes. You may have to make a minor adjustment to your code, but for the most part there shouldn't be any problems.
Have you ever set a system variable and then you are working along and that sysvar is changed to a different value? Many people will ask how or why it "changed itself", which obviously it can't do. Of course what is really going on is a program, whether it be an internally defined command, or a lisp/VBA/ARX routine, has changed it. Read more about System Variables changing on their own?
If you are not a regular reader of Heidi Hewett's AutoCAD Insider website, then you need to head over and check out her last dozen or so posts. Each entry covers a new feature in AutoCAD 2008 and includes a short video animation showing the new feature in action.
Thanks to Heidi for providing some of the best material out there on AutoCAD 2008.
Here is an example of how to set your support file search paths using ACAD.LSP. By doing it using this method, you don't have to worry about profiles, .ARG files, etc. Your users are free to customize anything not controlled by this startup routine. If something gets messed up, just restart AutoCAD, and everything reloads. Read more about Setting support paths via lisp
You are probably reading this because you have a PDF file that you want to convert to editable geometry in a DXF or DWG file.
First off, if someone gave you a PDF instead of a DWG, it was probably for a reason. Ask the DWG author for the DWG file. This is the easiest method, and you don't have to worry about data loss during the conversion.
A quick tip regarding the Drafting Settings dialog box. It is possible to open this dialog and set the visible tab. You may want to do this if you want to access a certain tab from within a lisp file, a menu, toolbar button, or even a tool palette.