1 Reply Latest reply on May 4, 2018 8:41 AM by Fatih Mehmet Ozcan

    Automating import > combine > export

    Matthias Buehler

      Hi,

       

      I'm evaluating SolidWorks just for the combine feature (booleans).

       

      I need to implement the following pseudo code:

       

      1] find all .obj files in a specific folder

      2] loop over each .obj file:

                - create a new part

                - import the obj

                - save the part in a folder

      3] create a new part

      4] load all parts that were just saved

      5] save this as a new part

      6] select all solids (that were imported before)

      7] use 'combine' to create a new solid

      8] select and export the resulting solid as .stl or similar.

      9] coffee break

       

      Now:

      I'm not sure if this is best done with a macro or an add-in.

      If with an add-in and a button and some fields to edit, I'd like to write this in C# in Visual Studio (.Net). [ I'm a C# newbie though. ]

       

      Any pointer on the best direction would be much appreciated.

       

      Thanks!

      matt