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March 30, 2022

Auto-update SOLIDWORKS PDM add-ins

The auto-updater add-in is a tool developed by Blue Byte Systems, Inc. to streamline our code delivery process for our…

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January 23, 2022

New for 2022! SOLIDWORKS PDM API Things You Can Do…They’re pretty cool.

The 2022 release of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional API didn't bring major changes to the API itself with the exception of the PDM Web API docs. These changes however are very useful. Let's go over them in detail: 1. You can rename BOM Views You can rename BOM views with PDM…

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January 20, 2022

A Quickstart Guide with the SOLIDWORKS PDM Web API

Headups: This post is not about the PDM Web2 viewer. This feature is not available with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. This…

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January 5, 2022

PDMFramework – Productivity Library for SOLIDWORKS PDM

PDMFramework is a productivity library that builds on top of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional API to make developing PDM add-ins faster and easier. It improves upon the PDM task interfaces and brings features such as logging, dependency injection, and more.  This is especially helpful for those who are developing custom…

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December 26, 2020

Early binding vs Late Binding: How to write macros that will always run with no errors

TLDR: Here's what you need to know about Early Binding Vs Late Binding Use early binding for writing macros. It…

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August 11, 2020

Must-know EPDM API errors for SOLIDWORKS add ins

PDM administration tool Below is a compiled list of the most notoriously common errors that you may encounter while deploying add-ins to a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault. Proposed solutions are also listed under each error. The dll is not a COM module. This error is pretty straight-forward. The class that…

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August 22, 2022

PDM2Excel V7: New support for structural members in Bill Of Materials exports

In version 7 of PDM2Excel, we have added support for the following features: Ability to process PDM Bill of Materials that contains structural members.Structural members' thumbnails will be a generic weldment icon.Fixed a few small bugs. Shop now

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July 27, 2022

Dark/Light theme: Sync your Windows 10 default app mode with SOLIDWORKS 3D

SOLIDWORKS 3D offers users a dark and a light theme. There is a setting in Windows 10 that automatically turn on or off theme selection in third-party applications. SOLIDWORKS does not use that feature so it's about time we wrote an article to show how a custom add-in can automatically…

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July 12, 2022

Have ever you used the SldWorks.exe arguments?

Sldworks.exe is the executable file that launches SOLIDWORKS 3D. This process can be launched with arguments that trigger certain modes…

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July 4, 2022

A PDM race condition: How your code might wrestle with PDM when saving files directly to the vault — and what to do about it.

A race condition may occur when two instructions are executed at the same time. The output gets determined by which…

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April 21, 2022

Blue Byte Systems Inc joines the Autodesk® Developer’s Network.

Blue Byte Systems, Inc. has been accepted into the Autodesk® Developer’s Network. We're happy to announce our acceptance into the…

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April 16, 2022

Export SOLIDWORKS PDM BOMs to xlsx with thumbnails – PDM2Excel

With version 6 of PDM2Excel, a new export function has been added to allow you to export your PDM BOM…

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March 27, 2022

Top 5 reasons to start using PDM2Excel to start exporting PDM BOMs to Excel.

You use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to manage your product's cad data. You and your team have a solid vault implementation…

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February 21, 2022

Prepare for the CSWP-API Exam like a BOSS

The CSWP-API is the latest addition to the SOLIDWORKS catalog of certificates (If you discount the 3DExperience platform).This exam tests…

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