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Automating SOLIDWORKS 2015 Using Macros

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


Published February 23, 2015
392 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-923-4

Description

Key Features

  • Designed to teach you how to develop macros for SOLIDWORKS and the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup and Enterprise PDM
  • Covers many of the major API functions through practical use cases
  • Focuses on the Visual Studio Tools for Applications macro interface
  • Contains a new chapter on the SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API and additional material on the Enterprise PDM API
  • Fully revised for the SOLIDWORKS 2015 API calls

In Detail

Automating SOLIDWORKS 2015 Using Macros is designed as a tutorial to help beginner to intermediate programmers develop macros for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Workgroup or Enterprise 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 or Enterprise 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 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. Document Manager API
  14. PropertyManager Pages
  15. Using Notifications (Events) in SOLIDWORKS Macros
  16. Workgroup PDM API Basics
  17. Extract Workgroup PDM Documents
  18. Workgroup PDM Check In
  19. Enterprise PDM API Basics
  20. Enterprise PDM Files and Variables
  21. Enterprise PDM Bills of Materials
  22. Favorite Code Examples

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