How do I start Solidworks API?


To access the API help, click > API Help. There are tips, code fragments, and examples of API functions on the SOLIDWORKS Web page: Search ‘SOLIDWORKS API’ in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base.

How do I download a SOLIDWORKS API?

Download the SOLIDWORKS API SDK installer from the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal:

  1. Log into
  2. In the Download section, click Downloads and Updates.
  3. On the Downloads page: …
  4. In the SOLIDWORKS Download EULA page, click the English button and click Accept Agreement & Continue.


The SOLIDWORKS API SDK contains all of the functionality you need to develop SOLIDWORKS API applications.

What does SOLIDWORKS PDM do?

With SOLIDWORKS PDM, you can create and maintain a single data location and vault that can be accessed by users to store and retrieve files. With SOLIDWORKS PDM products, data is kept secure, up-to-date, and accessible. The system eliminates duplicate work and delays, while saving time and development costs.

What are SOLIDWORKS macros?

Macros are scripts that let you run operations in the SOLIDWORKS software automatically. You can create a macro and program it outside of the SOLIDWORKS software, or you can record a macro that captures a sequence of actions and commands as you perform them in the SOLIDWORKS software.

What programming language does SOLIDWORKS use?

The programming languages most commonly used are: Visual Basic . NET (VB.NET) Visual C++/CLI.

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Can you program in SOLIDWORKS?

This article looks at a powerful tool available within SOLIDWORKS, the application programming interface(API), for automating some of those tasks. The API enables users to create custom programs (macros) that can assist them in automating many of the tasks of the graphical user interface (GUI).

How do I install solidworks plugins?

Click Tools > Add-Ins. Select or clear applications under Active Add-ins or under Start Up. Selecting the check box under Active Add-ins loads the application for the current session. Selecting the check box under Start Up loads the application for every session.

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