I'm cruising the AutoDesk website looking for information about = developing add-ins / plug-ins for AutoCAD, and after half an hour of = poking around I'm not getting any closer to the information I'm = interested in.
#1: What's the minimum AutoCAD platform requirement for developing = plug-ins? Can I get by with a demo version of AutoCAD, or do I have to = spring for one of the more expensive versions -- and if so, which one?
#2: Is it even possible to develop a simple plug-in for AutoCAD, or are = there only certain combinations/permutations of AutoCAD that work with = plug-ins? I'm on the AutoDesk website right now and it looks like there = are at least two or three dozen flavors of AutoCad, and another dozen = API's / toolkits / etc.!
All I need to do is (a) add a menu to the AutoCAD menu bar and (b) = interface to the document/file open and save commands. Just hoping I = can get what I need without having to spend $10K - $20K on applications = and toolkits. :-)
Any assistance with this would be appreciated!