How Do I Enable VBA in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a powerful software used for creating 2D and 3D designs. One of its key features is the ability to automate repetitive tasks using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

VBA allows you to create custom functions, automate processes, and add interactivity to your AutoCAD drawings. However, by default, VBA is not enabled in AutoCAD. In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to enable VBA in AutoCAD.

Step 1: Accessing the Options Dialog Box

To enable VBA in AutoCAD, you need to access the Options dialog box. You can do this by clicking on the Application menu (the “A” icon located at the top-left corner of the AutoCAD window) and selecting Options. Alternatively, you can use the OPTIONS command in the command line.

Step 2: Navigating to the Files Tab

In the Options dialog box, navigate to the Files tab. This tab contains settings related to file paths and support files in AutoCAD.

Step 3: Enabling VBA

In the Files tab, look for an option called “VBA Project File Path”. By default, this option is disabled. To enable it, check the box next to it.

Step 4: Applying Changes

To apply the changes and enable VBA in AutoCAD, click on “Apply”, followed by “OK”. This will close the Options dialog box and save your settings.

Step 5: Verifying VBA Installation

Once you have enabled VBA, you can verify its installation by opening the Visual Basic Editor. To do this, click on the “Visual Basic Editor” button located in the Developers tab of the AutoCAD ribbon.


In this tutorial, we have learned how to enable VBA in AutoCAD. By following these simple steps, you can unlock the power of VBA and automate tasks to improve your productivity in AutoCAD. Remember to use VBA responsibly and always test your code before implementing it in production drawings.

By incorporating VBA into your AutoCAD workflow, you can streamline repetitive tasks and enhance your overall design process. Happy coding!