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Add-in Series 5 – Handle Selections [VIDEO]

The mouse events are triggered quite frequently, and many times nothing in SolidWorks has changed.  It is possible to use selection change events instead.  This means your code can assume that it needs to reprocess the selection. In this example I am going to set…

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Why Don’t My Macros Work in SOLIDWORKS?

SOLIDWORKS Macros Broken

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2013, a new version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications was introduced.  SOLIDWORKS now uses VBA 7.1 rather than VBA 6.  This new VBA version supports 64-bit systems.  As a result, your old SOLIDWORKS macros broken as they may not compile correctly with…

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Why SolidWorks Surfacing Users Should Learn the API

SolidWorks provides a lot of power in making selections. But some things are just not possible out of the box. My colleague Alin was browsing the SolidWorks forums and came across this thread. Once the problematic face is deleted the model looked like this:

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