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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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November 15, 2021

Learn how to write SOLIDWORKS PDM add-ins with PDMFramework

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gaSZPqsbg&t=1s In which Amen demos the PDMFramework library The PDMFramework library opens up a world of new possibilities for programmers using SOLIDWORKS PDM. The framework was developed to make automations simple and quick. There is easy creation of tasks and task menus, easy cancellation, and built in debugger methods. Just…

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August 2, 2021

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: You have chosen to load a .Net Add-in? Well, what do you do next ?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional employs a server-client architecture. Your files and metadata is stored on the server (Archive server is where your files and stored and everything else go in the SQL db). You push all of your changes to the server from your local PDM client and you also pull…

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January 23, 2021

Traverse Assembly Tree Recursively -SOLIDWORKS API

This topic is most definitely a recurring one. I find myself having to go back to old pieces of code…

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January 20, 2021

Export Bill Of Materials to Excel with thumbnails

This macro exports Bill of Materials to Excel with thumbnails. You definitely need this one if you are on SOLIDWORKS 2018 or older. When you run the macro, a new session is Excel is opened, the BOM is copied there and a thumbnail preview is created for each of the visible…

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December 26, 2020

Protect macros with a password – Valid for Excel and SOLIDWORKS

TLDR: Protect macros modules from viewing by adding a password from the protection tab at Tools > Macro Name Properties.A…

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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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December 24, 2020

Crack any SOLIDWORKS password-protected VBAmacro with screenshots

Disclaimer: The information shared in this article is intended to show how easy it is to unlock the password protection…

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