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SOLIDWORKS Administration: Moving to a new License Server

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are out; they are no longer supported by SolidWorks. The following compatibility chart is taken from http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html. SolidWorks Network License Server Operating Systems SolidWorks 2011 SolidWorks 2012 SolidWorks 2013 SolidWorks 2014 Windows 7(SP1 required for SolidWorks 2014) Windows 8.1 (64-bit only) (2014 SP1) Windows 8 (64-bit only) Windows Vista Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012   Notice that Windows Server 2012 R2 is not yet supported, and if the past is any indication it will not be supported for at least a year.  However as of SolidWorks 2014 SP1 Windows 8.1 is supported. If you are still running SolidWorks 2013 and would like to move to Windows Server 2012 you can install SolidWorks 2014 SolidNetWork License manager, it supports previous releases of SolidWorks. There are 4 main steps to moving to a new license server:…

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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 up my task pane to react to selection changes in an assembly.

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Add-in Series 4 – Handle Mouse Events [VIDEO]

There is a summary of all of the available mouse events in SolidWorks found under this help topic SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks Namespace The mouse event handler gives us access to the following events: DMouseEvents_MouseLBtnDblClkNotifyEventHandler Fired when the left-mouse button is double-clicked. DMouseEvents_MouseLBtnDownNotifyEventHandler Fired when the left-mouse button is pressed down. DMouseEvents_MouseLBtnUpNotifyEventHandler Fired when the left-mouse button is released after being pressed. DMouseEvents_MouseMBtnDblClkNotifyEventHandler Fired when the middle-mouse button is double-clicked. DMouseEvents_MouseMBtnDownNotifyEventHandler Fired when the middle-mouse button is pressed down. DMouseEvents_MouseMBtnUpNotifyEventHandler Fired when the middle-mouse button is released after being pressed. DMouseEvents_MouseMoveNotifyEventHandler Fired when the mouse pointer is moved. DMouseEvents_MouseNotifyEventHandler Fired whenever a mouse event occurs. DMouseEvents_MouseRBtnDblClkNotifyEventHandler Fired when the right-mouse button is double-clicked. DMouseEvents_MouseRBtnDownNotifyEventHandler Fired when the right-mouse button is pressed down. DMouseEvents_MouseRBtnUpNotifyEventHandler Fired when the right-mouse button…

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Add-in Series 2 – Create SolidWorks Add-in without the SDK [VIDEO]

Creating an add-in from the SDK is very quick and easy, but it requires the full version of visual studio to utilize. An alternative to that is to download a source project created by the SDK without modifications and then make the changes below. The files can be downloaded here. This is how to customize an add-in:

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