24 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2017 12:01 PM by Checkcheck Master

    Reload Add In without restarting SolidWorks for example by a macro?

    Checkcheck Master

      Hi there,

       

      Writing an VB.NET Add-In with Visual Studio it takes much time time to test the application due the fact that SolidWorks need to start  and you have to open a file.

      Is there a method to avoid this?

      Anyhow I was wondering if it is possible to reload the Add-In in the background for example with another macro while SolidWorks is running, is that possible?

      Any suggestions are welcome, thanks in advance.

       

      I'm not a professional programmer so what I did now and before to overcome this 'waste of time' is developing one or more modules in a 'Windows Forms Application' environment who is creating an executable(*.exe) to run. Testing is much faster but some code runs more slowly compared to the speed in an Add-In. Off course you need to import the modules in the Add-In application when you satisfied.

        

      Greetings!