SOLIDWORKS Macro

SOLIDWORKS Macro to toggle “Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit”

SOLIDWORKS Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit

The “Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit” option, as it sounds, automatically rotates the view orientation to be normal to a sketch plane when it is created or edited. In this article I’ll show you how assign this option…

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How to Remove or Edit SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons

SOLIDWORKS Remove Existing Macros

In this tech tip learn how to remove or edit an existing SOLIDWORKS Macro Button. To learn how to Create Macro Buttons, please read my related article. To remove a Macro Button, the first thing we’re going to do is open the Customize Window (Tools…

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Creating Macro Buttons in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Create Macro Button

In this tech tip, learn how to create and add SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons to your toolbars along with creating a new Macro from scratch. If you would like to learn how to record a Macro and assign shortcuts then read our tech tip: Recording Custom…

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What’s the Difference between SOLIDWORKS Macros, Add-Ins and Executables?

SOLIDWORKS Routing Add-in

When working within SOLIDWORKS, there are a lot of processes that can become repetitive and take quite a long time to complete and most of us see if there’s a way to streamline the process and reduce time. Lucky for us, there are three ways…

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SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Create SOLIDWORKS drawings macro

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you’re responsible for creating a drawing for EACH of those configurations with a correct BOM? Well fear no more! We’ve got a SOLIDWORKS Macro for you in which all you have…

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Macro not Running?

SOLIDWORKS Macro Not Running

Have you ever ran into a situation where your SOLIDWORKS Macro is not running? Or it looks like it runs but nothing happens and it doesn’t give you an error message? The most common reason for this is that you’ve recently performed an upgrade on…

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Microsoft Visual Basic: Run-time Error ’91’

Ever encountered the Microsoft Visual Basic error “Run-time Error ’91’: Object variable or With block variable not set” when opening a SOLIDWORKS file? Or if you’re creating a new SOLIDWORKS Macro, and while running it you see this pop up? Lucky for you, this is…

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SOLIDWORKS VBA Macro Code to Save Drawing as a PDF

save solidworks drawing to pdf

Usually when we want to speed up process tasks in SOLIDWORKS, we tend to search for Macros that can do the task for us so we can decrease our process time. A lot of these Macros are published online by various users, but be mindful…

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Recording Macros in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

You now have the power of recording your own macros for studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017.  The Record button in the Macro Toolbar (or under Tools > Macro > Record) makes it quick and easy to generate the macro script automatically by following the steps you…

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