• Is it possible to adjust the drawing view scale as per the size using macro?

    Is it possible to adjust the drawing view scale based on the size using macro.   Example: if overall length is 3" then the drawing view scale must be 1:1, and for  8" it must be 2:3   Length Scale Less...
    Sheik Abdullah
    last modified by Sheik Abdullah
  • Assigning layers to big drawing via API is painfully slow

    Hello fellows,     I've been trying to write a VBA macro to assign layers to a big drawing (i.e. many section views) of a relatively big assembly. It does work, except that it takes a fair amount of time to...
    Charley Rocha
    last modified by Charley Rocha
  • Macro to find and replace the text for multiple notes in a single sheet from excel

    Having  6 different text in solidworks drawing, all the text were controlled from excel.   Macro to enter the text as per the information provided from the excel.  
    Sheik Abdullah
    last modified by Sheik Abdullah
  • Copy Custom properties to all configurations

    I searched around the forum to find a macro that will copy the Custom properties to all the configurations in a part or assembly.  I did not find one specifically but found enough bits and pieces that I was able ...
    Steven Dod
    last modified by Steven Dod
  • Multiple export pack&go

    Hi,   Is there a way that I can use the pack and go function in bulk? So I can export a model 10 times with a different prefix in one time?   Thanks a lot!
    Jeroen Van Dooren
    last modified by Jeroen Van Dooren

    Hi All,   I would like to set up a macro which changes multiple attributes within a single selected block.            workflow; click block > click macr...
    Caleb Mullins
    last modified by Caleb Mullins
  • Unable to select or use Sketch-Pattern from DesignTree after macros.

    Hello,  I am running a macros code (please find attached) in which I am creating few sketch patterns and bodies. After the macros runs, I need to be able to "play" with the created bodies: delete some of them, co...
    Gilad Nave
    last modified by Gilad Nave
  • Save drawing as DWG in different directory with custom property in file name

    Hi all,   I have been searching all over to piece together a macro that saves the open drawing as a DWG in a specific folder, while adding the "DESCRIPTION" custom property to the file name. I started with reco...
    John Sadler
    last modified by John Sadler
  • <FlattenToSingleFolder = false> is invalid, there is no difference when it is set to true, is it wrong, what should I do?

    I tried the official example, I set the FlattenToSingleFolder to false, but I didn't get the corresponding result.   Pack and Go an Assembly (C#) This example shows how to get the names of the path and files of...
    Lijon Tang
    last modified by Lijon Tang
  • Progress Bar for long running operation in macro or add-in

    Hi,   In this blog article I'm evaluating different methods of creating a progress bar when running the long operations in the macros or add-ins and compare the performance between them. You might want...
    Artem Taturevych
    last modified by Artem Taturevych
  • MyToolbar - custom macro library manager

    Hi,   MyToolbar is a free and open source add-in for SOLIDWORKS which allows to manage all your macro library in one single place. It also suports multi-user environment where all the macros, icons and configura...
    Artem Taturevych
    last modified by Artem Taturevych
  • Macro Failing to Create Circle

    I have a macro that works about 60% of the time and I have no idea why. I will run it with the same data three times and get three different results, please help. The line which fails is:   Set skSegment = Part....
    Jorge Mirabelli
    last modified by Jorge Mirabelli
  • How can I set the output CS with a macro?

    When I export models for my shop to use they must have the coordinate system At the center of the block. What I normally do is create a CS at the location I need And then when I export the file I hit "option" and sele...
    Greg Marz
    last modified by Greg Marz
  • Issue with .sts on #TASK

    Hello,  I'm trying to run a .sts script on a few thousand .stl files using #TASK. But it reports the error: Generic error: This indicates that #TASK failed to run a macro. Please make sure that you can run macr...
    Dheeraj Peddireddy
    last modified by Dheeraj Peddireddy
  • Solidworks crashes trying to open files sequentially, when I run a macro

    I am running a macro which opens an .stl file and runs something and closes it. I need to run this on about 24000 files, but when I run the macro after processing about 1300+ files, solidworks crashes. Is there any wo...
    Dheeraj Peddireddy
    last modified by Dheeraj Peddireddy
  • Retrieve material specific properties

    I am trying to retrieve the hardness property from the material specific properties and add it to the configuration specific properties using a macro either in SolidWorks API or in the built in macro editor. I am not ...
    Corey Pederson
    last modified by Corey Pederson
  • Making mates on assembly by API

    Hi all,    I' m new user of SolidWorks API, and I'm tring to automate a modeling, and I'm need to create mates in the parts. But I'm having some issues on that, how to select faces and creat mates...
    Filipe Lazzarini
    last modified by Filipe Lazzarini
  • I need your help to improve this matrix transformations how-to

    Hello my fellow SOLIDWORKS API programmers,   Last week I was struggling a lot with matrix transformations, as you could have read in this topic. I found the API help to be unclear and incomplete. On top of...
    Peter Brinkhuis
    last modified by Peter Brinkhuis
  • Creating a worm gear using a hob and gear blank

    Edit: maybe I wasn't clear in my post.  I am not looking for different ways to model this.  I am just having a problem with the VBA correctly rotating the hob past 180 degrees.  Other than that it works...
    Ben H.
    last modified by Ben H.
  • Is there an API to disable busy running?

    Hi every one,   I have created a function (in VB)  which extracts the mesh of my body and does many calculations on it. The problem is when I launch this function, I launch at the same time a control with a...
    Alexis Lebon
    last modified by Alexis Lebon