SOLIDWORKS API Training

Prerequisite(s)

SOLIDWORKS Essentials or equivalent experience and Visual Basic Programming.

Length

3 Days

Available courses

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Description

API Fundamentals teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS API (Application Programming Interface) to automate and customize SOLIDWORKS.

Completing this course will help you:

Course outline

  • Macro Recording
  • Macro Tool bar
  • Understanding How Macro Code Works
  • Understanding How to Call Members on API Interfaces
  • Passing Parameters
  • Cleaning Up Code
  • Adding Forms to a Macro
  • Exercise 1: Recording a Macro
  • Exercise 2: Adding Macro Code to a VBA Button Control
  • Exercise 3: Adding User Input Fields on a VBA Form
  • SOLIDWORKS API Object Model
  • Application Objects
  • Case Study: Connecting to New Documents
  • Case Study: Connecting to Existing Documents
  • Exercise 4: Working with New Documents
  • Exercise 5: Working with Existing Documents
  • User Preferences – System Options
  • User Preferences – Document Properties
  • Locating the Correct AP ls and Enumeration Values
  • User Preference Tables For System Options, Document Properties and Menu Items
  • Exercise 6: Change Multiple System Options
  • Exercise 7: Change Multiple Document Properties
  • Case Study: Automation Tool for Parts
  • Enabling Contour Selection for the Extrusion
  • Sketch Tools Commands
  • Reference Geometry Commands
  • Exercise 8: Automating the Part Creation Process
  • Case Study: Automation Tool for Assemblies
  • Establishing the Curve and Edge Collections
  • Adding and Mating the Knobs to the Chassis
  • Exercise 9: Adding Components
  • Case Study: Automating Drawing Creation
  • Saving Drawings in Different Formats
  • Traversing Drawing Views
  • Exercise 10: Drawing Automation
  • Case Study: Programming With a Selected Object
  • The SOLIDWORKS BREP Model
  • Case Study: Body and Face Traversal
  • Case Study: Feature Manager Traversal
  • Exercise 11: Handling Preselection l
  • Exercise 12: Handling Preselection 2
  • Exercise 13: Traversing the Feature Manager Design
    Tree
  • Case Study: Custom Properties
  • Case Study: Configurations With Custom Properties
  • Case Study: File Summary Information
  • Case Study: Document Attributes
  • The Attribute Objects
  • Case Study: Face Attributes
  • Exercise 14: Adding Mass Properties as Custom
    Properties
  • Exercise 15: Adding Attributes to Edges
  • Installing the SDK
  • Case Study: Creating a VB.NET Add-In
  • Case Study: Creating a C# Add-in
  • Case Study: C++ Add-Ins
  • Choosing a Programming Language
  • Case Study: Face Attributes
  • Exercise 14: Adding Mass Properties as Custom Properties
  • Exercise 15: Adding Attributes to Edges
  • Case Study: Customizing the UI With VB.NET
  • Understanding The Add-in Code
  • Property Pages
  • Property Page Groups and Controls
  • Removing Menus and Tool bars
  • Other Areas of Customization
  • Exercise 16: Implement a New Menu
  • Exercise 17: Implement Tool bar Buttons
  • Exercise 18: Implement Controls on a Property Manager Page
  • Notifications
  • Notifications in VBA
  • Case Study: Simple Notification
  • Case Study: Using Notifications in .NET
  • The Event Handler Classes
  • The DocView Class
  • Exercise 19: Handling Events Using the Add-in Wizard

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