I've been trying to build an importer add-in. The SW version I've been using is 2016. The user can open a file that outlines the various modifications to be applied to a standard part. I would like to pick out the standard part from the toolbox, and insert it, but I've been having trouble figuring it out.
I started working with the Toolbox API, but then realized it's for managing the contents in the toolbox, not inserting them. I've read the intro documentation on the other APIs, but none seem appropriate. I did notice that the toolbox itself is an add-in, so would that mean I'll have to somehow communicate with it from my add-in? Perhaps this is more suited for a programmatic macro? I'm open to other solutions. Aside from these ideas I'm completely lost. The language is C# currently, but I'm open to other languages as well.
The parts I needed to import fall under a well defined standard, with a small number of profiles. I ended up making the part files myself, with an SQLite database to store the dimensional parameters. I load those part files, and fill in the dimensional parameters from the DB files