Getting started - Creating a Python In-process GisLink Application

From SIS 8.0 onwards, in-process GisLink applications can be written in the Python programming language.

There are two components required for a Python GisLink:

  1. A valid Python script using the Cadcorp “gislink” library and
  2. A shortcut pointing to the script file in the “Custom” folder of the local application folder (e.g. “C:\Program Files\Cadcorp SIS Desktop 9.0\Custom”).

The shortcut allows the script file to be located anywhere.

However to maintain simplicity GisLink applications are placed in their own project folder in the “Addins” folder.

e.g. “C:\Program Files\Cadcorp SIS Desktop 9\Addins”.

Additional files like icons or config files should also be saved to this folder.