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Coding for Solidworks - IDE alternative to Visual Studio

Question asked by Jack Brooker on Aug 9, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2018 by Jack Brooker

Hello everyone


Quick question - looking for an alternative IDE to Visual studio, one which I can use at work. Currently I use Visual studio community 2017 at home to learn the Solidworks API, but due to software licensing terms I cannot use it here at work without paying for the full package (Visual studio code). Seeing as I would be the only person using it, I don't think my company would be happy to provide it.


Is there a good free alternative which I can use? (Possibly something open source?) Everything I see on references using Visual studio for everything, so firstly, I don't know whether other editors would work properly, and secondly I know of no other editors. On another note - what software does everyone else use on a regular basis?