API: Registering your Add-In as a Certified Gold Add-In or Solution Partner Add-in

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Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2021, Certified Gold Solution Partners and Certifies Solution Partners can register their add-ins for greater prominence in the Add-In Manager Dialog.


SOLIDWORKS 2021 Add-In Manager Dialog



Only current Certified Gold Partners and Certified Solution Partners are permitted to register their add-ins in this manner.

Each partner must request a Certified Partner Key from the Partner Team [partners@solidworks.com].


For more information about joining the SOLIDWORKS Partner Program, please visit https://www.solidworks.com/sw/partner_programs.htm.


  1. Modify the add-in's registry data to include a new REG_DWORD value where <GUID> is your add-in class's CLSID:


The registered value should be 1 for Certified Gold Partner Add-ins or 2 for Ceritifed Solution Add-ins.

  1. Implement the ISwPEManager interface on your existing SOLIDWORKS add-in class.
  2. Within your implementation of ISwPEManager::IdentifyToSW, call ISwPEClassFactory::SetPartnerKey to identify your add-in to SOLIDWORKS using the key provided by the Partner Team.


Please refer to the attached files to sample source code.



Requires SOLIDWORKS 2021 or later.

Add-ins registering as Gold Partner or Solution Partner add-ins will still load in earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS but will be listed under 'Other Add-ins' as before.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Add-In Manager Dialog

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