So, You want to Learn SolidWorks API ?
As there are very few SolidWorks API tutorials available online and offline, We at CadOasis decided to Start our SolidWorks API text Tutorials. Learning is always Free of cost at CadOasis so everyone will have Free access to these tutorials on CadOasis.com
So what does it take to Learn SolidWorks API ?
1. Learn SolidWorks Basics:
You don’t need to be master of SolidWorks (For good career prospective atleast have one CSWP certificate) to learn SolidWorks API. But yes you should atleast have basic understanding of how SolidWorks Software works. To write better program or record any Macro with minimal steps you need to know how to use SolidWorks.
2. Record and Understand Macro Code:
You should know how to Record and Run Macro in SolidWorks. After this you need to understand Macro code by comparing with your recorded Steps. This will give you brief idea about how to write and modify API Code. A simple click or selection can make a difference so always be careful what steps and clicks you are following while recording Macro.
3. Learn API Programming Language:
I don’t need to put emphasis on learning Programming Languages for SolidWorks API as API needs programming knowledge. As a beginner you should know at least one of programming language out of all Programming Languages
supported by SolidWorks API. SolidWorks API supports VBA , VB.NET, C# , C++. I would recommend you to start with VBA First as it is simple and easy to understand language.
4. Understand How to use SolidWorks API Help file?:
For beginners SolidWorks API will look bit complicated but Let me tell you it is very well Organized. Most importantly it is from SolidWorks so you can trust content in it. In our later Posts we will make learning from SolidWorks API Help file much more easier. When you are in SolidWorks Check these tutorials: Help > SolidWorks Tutorials > Productivity Tools > SolidWorks API and SolidWorks Advanced API Tutorials.
5. Online and Offline Tutorials:
We at CadOasis always want to share our skills and Knowledge to CAD Users for free. However, there are lot of Online and Offline Tutorials available for SolidWorks API. You can google about them or purchase any Good SolidWorks API book. This is easiest way to learn SolidWorks API. We will be publishing our latest, updated & Free text based Tutorials here on CadOasis.com > Automation Section soon. Stay tuned..!
- Online Video Tutorials: CADSHARP
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