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Is there a list of the command line arguments for SolidWorks

Question asked by Daniel McRae on May 8, 2014
Latest reply on May 13, 2019 by Keith Rice

Hi all,


I've done a 10 minute search for a list of the command line arguments of SolidWorks without success, so would like to see if anyone else has managed to track them down. I'm starting SW from an external program and would like to see what options I can do to it when I start it. Using the Rx tool and the EPDM convert tool I've come up with these so far:

  • /B - Run in batch mode? (used by EPDM convert tool, seems to hide SW and not show the splash screen)
  • /SWSafeMode - Disable tools/setings? (used by SW Rx to bypass the settings)
  • /SWDisableExitApp - Unsure, but I'm guessing it prevents SW from saving the settings back (used by SW Rx)
  • /ForceSoftwareOGL - Force OpenGL rather than hardware graphics (used by SW Rx)


What else can I get SolidWorks to do? The /B has already come in useful for me as I wrote an external tool for our team to print multiple copies of many drawings at once - it just opens SW and each drawing in turn, but is much faster than doing this manually. There might be other handy ones around.



Daniel M