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Automating SolidWorks 2013 Using Macros

A guide to creating VSTA macros using the Visual Basic.NET Language


Published July 17, 2013
453 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-773-5

Description

Automating SolidWorks 2013 Using Macros is designed as a tutorial to help beginner to intermediate programmers develop macros for SolidWorks and SolidWorks Workgroup PDM. The focus of this book is primarily on the Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) macro interface. It covers many of the major API functions through practical use cases. It teaches many Visual Basic.NET fundamentals as well as SolidWorks, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM and Excel API functions. The Author has also added a chapter dedicated to some of his favorite source code for you to use as the basis for typical automation procedures.

What you'll learn

  • Record macros
  • Control Custom Properties
  • Create parts and features
  • Build assemblies
  • Batch create drawings
  • Extract information from Workgroup PDM
  • Create many other time saving utilities

Table of Contents

  1. Macro Basics
  2. One Button PDF Publishing
  3. Model Dimensions Using Excel VBA
  4. Controlling Options
  5. Material Properties
  6. Custom Properties
  7. Model Creation
  8. Data Import and Export
  9. Drawing Automation
  10. Notes, Annotations and Tables
  11. Add Assembly Components
  12. Working with File References
  13. Property Manager Pages
  14. Using Notifications (Events) in SolidWorks Macros
  15. Workgroup PDM API Basics
  16. Extract Workgroup PDM Documents
  17. Workgroup PDM Check In
  18. Enterprise PDM API Basics
  19. Enterprise PDM Files and Variables
  20. Favorite Code Examples

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