OK, I've had enough! Everyone is posting macro this macro that. How do I implement these "macros." I tried the SW help and was instructed to create a new folder in the SW directory. WHERE in the directory do I create this folder?
You don't even need to create a folder. Just put the macro somewhere. Then, go to Tools->Macro->Run... and browse to where you saved it.
There are two types of macros currently: VBA macros (.swp extension) and VSTA macros (.dll extension). You may have to change the file type filter in the Run... dialog to find the macro you've got.
Wherever you want ... just use the Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Macros to point to the chosen location.
I suggest not creating it in the SW install folder so that it doesn't get overwritten when updating/upgrading.
BTW, Your thread title may describe how you feel right now, but it isn't very descriptive of the problem.
For you Kelvin, I wanted to grab attention. That is why I used the subject that I used. Sorry if it was confusing.
Josh, thanks for the info.
36388 wrote: For you Kelvin, I wanted to grab attention. That is why I used the subject that I used. Sorry if it was confusing. Josh, thanks for the info.
It may grab attention but it also may reduce the response. Do go ahead at use "WTF" but follow it with an explaination. IF I see a meaningless subject title, I tend to think "WTF" and move on.
You clicked on it didn't you?
Touche'. Actually, I clicked on it to comment on the subject title.
I did the same, but then got sucked into answering because it was such a simple question. I won't fall for that again though!
I guess we could take the WTF to mean Where's The Folder.
the help file refers to the solidworks root install,
typically: \program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\macros
i believe this is necessary for "keyboard" macros.
of course, if you don't run your macros from the keyboard it's a moot point.
i could be wrong though.
also, solidworks can automatically detect this folder. therefore it does not have to be included in the, tools>options>system options>file locations
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