SOLIDWORKS API Fundamentals Training

CATalyst Premium

Price: $1795.00
Credits: 4.5
Classroom: 3 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: Not Currently Available

Class #: S521

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.

Class Details

  • Using the Macro Recorder

  • The API Object Model
  • Setting System Options and Document Properties
  • Automating Part Design
  • Assembly Automation
  • Drawing Automation
  • Selection and Traversal Techniques
  • Adding Custom Properties and Attributes
  • The SOLIDWORKS API SDK
  • Customizing the SOLIDWORKS User Interface
  • Notifications

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.

  • Mechanical Design Experience
  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials
  • Experience with the Windows Operating System
  • Experience with the Visual Basic programming environment

1 Upcoming Class:

Date Time Location  
May 13, 14, 15, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register

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Training Testimonials

Roger was very easy to get along with and very helpful. Never expressed impatience. The material flowed smoothly and naturally.

Benjamin Wheeldon

The course flowed well and the examples did contain a few "if at first you don't succeed..." type examples which made it a little more "real" than some other parametric software courses I've attended.

Deron Drach

This was an exceptional class. I had CAD experience when I started, but now I understand a great deal about SOLIDWORKS. Thank you, ... for all your help and support in the class.

Francisco Vega