1st Edition

Automating SOLIDWORKS 2019 Using Macros

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ISBN 9781630572136
Published January 31, 2019 by SDC Publications
440 Pages


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Book Description

Automating SOLIDWORKS 2019 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.

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 SOLIDWORKS Events in Macros  16. Creating Add-Ins from Macros  17. Workgroup PDM API Basics  18. Extract Workgroup PDM Documents  19. Workgroup PDM Check In  20. PDM Professional API Basics  21. PDM Professional Files and Variables  22. PDM Professional Bills of Materials  23. Favorite Code Examples

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