SOLIDWORKS API Fundamentals Training
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.
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
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
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