How to use VBA Code with SolidWorks (and Override Save to Save Drawings as PDFs)

If you find a macro online, sometimes people will publish the source code rather than have you download a file. In this tech tip I will show you how to take that code, make a macro button and even set a hotkey for it. Watch the video at the end if any of these steps are not clear ... Read More

DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (5 of 5) – Release Documents [VIDEO]

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Sometimes it is important to control who is allowed to see specifications in certain states or control who is allowed to perform certain transitions.  To control who is allowed see a state or transition in a specification we need to edit the originating state: ... Read More

DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (4 of 5) – State Conditions [VIDEO]

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Sometimes it is important to control who is allowed to see specifications in certain states or control who is allowed to perform certain transitions.  To control who is allowed see a state or transition in a specification we need to edit the originating state: This is ... Read More

DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (1 of 5) – States [VIDEO]

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Specification flow in DriveWorks can be a tricky beast to understand because there are a lot of interacting elements to it. However broken down each element is very simple. To help our customers better take advantage of this functionality I am going to do a multipart series on t ... Read More

Adam’s SW 2013 Pick of the Day – Pop Up In Front [VIDEO]

In previous releases of SolidWorks you may have noticed that dialogs did not always pop up in front when they are most relevant. For example, when you edited a design table in SolidWorks 2012 or older a new window, Excel appeared in front of SolidWorks, but the accompanying dial ... Read More