API: Using PropertyManager pages to select model elements and store them as attributes (VB.NET add-in)

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    This SolidWorks World 2006 PowerPoint presentation shows how to use PropertyManager pages to select model elements and store them as attributes.

     

    1. Unpack the archive in a convenient location.
    2. Open in Powerpoint unpack_dir\API Programming Case Study - Using Property Manager.ppt.
    3. Watch the entire slide show before proceeding.
    4. Open in Visual Studio 2005 unpack_dir\Demos\SwwDemo1\SwwDemo1\SwwDemo1.vbproj.
    5. Set Project > SwwDemo1 Properties > Debug > Start external program to install_dir\sldworks.exe.
    6. Modify the project references to point to your SolidWorks install_dir\api\redist interop assemblies.
    7. Compile and run the project.
    8. Activate Tools > Add-ins > SwwDemo1.
    9. Click F5 to continue past breakpoints in the add-in code.
    10. In SolidWorks, select SwwDemo1 > Create Cube.
    11. Click F5 to continue past breakpoints in the add-in code.
    12. In SolidWorks, select SwwDemo1 > Select Entities.
    13. Click F5 to continue past breakpoints in the add-in code.
    14. On the PropertyManager page, select a face, an edge, and a vertex.
    15. Click the green check mark to accept the selections.
    16. Click F5 to continue past breakpoints in the add-in code.
    17. The FeatureManager design tree displays three new attributes.

     

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