Automating SolidWorks 2009 Using Macros
by Mike Spens

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Automating SolidWorks 2009 Using Macros is designed as a tutorial to help beginner to intermediate programmers develop macros for SolidWorks and SolidWorks Workgroup PDM. This new edition focuses primarily on the new 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 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.

Through this book you will learn how to:

  • Record macros
  • Control Custom Properties
  • Create parts and features
  • Build assemblies
  • Batch create drawings
  • Extract information from Workgroup PDM
  • Create many other time saving utilities
  • Table of Contents

    1. Macro Basics
    2. One Button PDF Publishing
    3. Model Parameters Using Excel VBA
    4. Controlling Options
    5. Material Properties
    6. Custom Properties
    7. Model Creation
    8. Data Import
    9. Drawing Automation
    10. Add Assembly Components
    11. Working with File References
    12. Property Manager Pages
    13. Using Notifications (Events) in SolidWorks Macros
    14. Workgroup PDM API Basics
    15. Extract Workgroup PDM Documents
    16. Workgroup PDM Check In
    17. Favorite Code Examples

Book Details
  • Media : Spiral-bound
  • Publisher : Schroff Development Corporation (November 19, 2008)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 1585034886
  • Sales Rank : # 4,110,584 in Books Sales

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