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.
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 [email@example.com].
For more information about joining the SOLIDWORKS Partner Program, please visit https://www.solidworks.com/sw/partner_programs.htm.
- 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.
- Implement the ISwPEManager interface on your existing SOLIDWORKS add-in class.
- 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.