I would like to learn about API, any Suggestion ?
Thanks in advance
API help from SW software is the best source of info.
And asking/searching questions from this forum will get you to the next level
There some good tutorials from youtube is a plus
and some site such as Keith Rice provides all kind of snippets
Get yourself familiar with any programming language like VB, .Net, C, C++ and then you can start making your programs/macro and test them.
If you looking for a book, check here: SolidWorks API - Programming & Automation
If you looking for video tutorials, check here: Video Tutorials for the SolidWorks API
If you looking for examples/website for macro example, then the forum itself is full of tons of examples. SW API help files are swesome too.
Some of the other sites to look at are:
Lenny's SolidWorks Resources
3DCC Free SolidWorks Macros
SolidWorks Tools - Macros and code examples
Thank you so much.
I have got the book. Thanks for your help again.
Thank you so much for the mention, Deepak and Christian.
Niloo, I also want to point out that my web site provides more than just video tutorials and code snippets. Here is a run-down of our training and services:
I hope you'll take a look around!
SolidWorks API Training and Services
I'll have a look .
I have visited your website and also sent you an email to get more info about your online courses. I live in Australia.
I will read the book that Deepak Suggested ,to get a little bit familiar.
I have started to learn this year with vb.net and have made quite a lot of improvements for our company.
Google is your number one friend, start off any search with SolidWorks API then whatever your searching for. 9 times out of 10 you will find yourself on the API help pages from SolidWorks (usually have examples you can copy and paste to see the results) or on the forums which people are very helpful on here as well.
Words of warning: It's true nowaday, you'd google almost everything and get what you want. You might find snippets and samples and put into your program and lucky enough to make it work. However, if you don't have some basic understanding of .NET and SW API, your programs would end up hard to debug, maintain later on. so if you don't know much about .NET and SW API and want to program, I reccomend you get some training such as the one provided by Keith Rice. You have to pay a fee now but it'd be a good investment for your long term carreer/
Thanks Christian that's a great point. I'm lucky enough to work with someone who uses vb.net all day so I get him to check my work although I have found it much easier to pick up whilst figuring out solutions for a task rather than following tutorials which is just preference.
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