SOLIDWORKS API Programming
Course ID: S471
The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the SOLIDWORKS Application Programming Interface (API). Using the SOLIDWORKS API is a great way to automate design tasks and customize SOLIDWORKS. Just about everything available in the SOLIDWORKS user interface is available through the API.
The SOLIDWORKS API is so robust and feature rich that it is impractical to cover every detail and still have the course be a reasonable length. Therefore, the focus of this course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to successfully building automation tools. Once you have developed a good foundation in basic skills, you can use the documentation and abundant online resources to develop your applications.
Professional Development Credits: 4.5
Classroom: 3 sessions 7 hours each
Prereqs: Mechanical Design Experience SOLIDWORKS Essentials Experience with the Windows Operating System Experience with the Visual Basic programming environment
– Using the Macro Recorder
– Connection Basics
– Changing System and Document Defaults
– Using API Help
– VB Foundations
– Part Automation
– Creating Utility Scripts
– Drawing Automation
– Working with Custom Properties
The SOLIDWORKS API training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.
Students will be able to use the SOLIDWORKS API and VBA to create applications that will customize and automate your use of SOLIDWORKS.