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Adam Bridgman, CSWE

Adam Bridgman in SOLIDWORKS Certified Expert proving customers with technical support and training

SOLIDWORKS Popup Dialogs Now Display On Top Automatically [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Popup Dialog Window

In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS you may have noticed that dialogs did not always popup in front when they are most relevant. For example, when you edited a design table in SOLIDWORKS 2012, or older, a new Excel window appeared on top of SOLIDWORKS; but the accompanying…

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DriveWorks: Default Value Extended

This video uses the default values property to set the value of multiple lists based on the selection of any one pick. Default values extended, using default values to have interdependent lists A common problem faced by DriveWorks administrators is how to handle multiple interrelated fields.  In this example we have 3 inputs, customer, contact, or region.  The desired behaviour is to have all three inputs selectable, but a selection in any list sets the value for the other two lists.  Traditionally this is done by having two selections, one to choose the selection method and the other to make the actual selection.  This setup can be useful, but the purpose of this tip is to show you a less intuitive setup that can be…

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Event Listeners (SolidWorks Macro) – Video

Event listeners are used to execute code when a certain event takes place, such as a user creating a new part, or opening an assembly. How to program event listeners using macros Event listeners allow you to run code when a user performs a certain action.  For example when the user clicks new document an event listener could trigger code to save the currently active document. To set up your event listener you need to start by creating a new macro.

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DriveWorks – Default Values

This video will demonstrate the use of the Default Value property to set the value of a pick list and still allow the user to change that value afterwards.  

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DriveWorks Query Data Values: Part 3

This is the third and final chapter in the series about using Query Data Values. I recommend you watch the first two videos (PART 1 & PART 2) before this one, however it is not required to follow this video. The purpose of this tip is to show off some of the rule building features, which are available in DriveWorks 8 and onward.  I will also show you how to have a single control allow user input or display an output using the override rule property.

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DriveWorks Query Data Values: Part 2

This is part 2 of of our DriveWorks Query Data Values series, if you have not already watched PART 1 please do so, this video is a direct continuation from there.

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DriveWorks Query Data Values: Part 1

Query Data Values can be used to improve performance of queries under some circumstances and if used appropriately. In my next video, I will talk about how to use this QueryDataValues function to populate the form and how to read the result value.

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New Features in DriveWorks 8

Forms in DriveWorks 8 are more configurable than ever before. One of the major focuses of the development of DriveWorks 8 was ease of use for users and developers. Some of the major enhancements are full support of transparency in images, image buttons, and dynamic…

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