Automating SolidWorks 2011 Using Macros

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SDC Publications, Feb 11, 2011 - Computers - 397 pages

 Automating SolidWorks 2011 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.

Using this book you will learn how to:

  • 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
 

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Contents

Macro Basics
1
One Button PDF Publishing
25
Model Dimensions Using Excel VBA
33
Controlling Options
55
Material Properties
71
Custom Properties
91
Model Creation
133
ANSI Inch countersink holes
153
Working with File References
233
PropertyManager Pages
249
Using Notifications Events in SolidWorks Macros
277
Workgroup PDM API Basics
287
Extract Workgroup PDM Documents
295
Workgroup PDM Check In
317
Enterprise PDM API Basics
333
Enterprise PDM Files and Variables
359

Data Import
171
Drawing Automation
185
Add Assembly Components
209
Favorite Code Examples
381
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