San Diego is, in my opinion, one of the best locations for SolidWorks World, between the beautiful convention center, great weather, and fun Tuesday night special event. Combine that with the consistently high-quality learning and networking opportunities available at every SolidWorks World, and I am really excited about attending this year. For those hoping to add some tools to their API toolbox, the lineup this year is looking stellar. I’ll be presenting twice, so please stop by and say hello!

Automating SolidWorks Flow Simulation Using the SolidWorks API

Monday, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Presenter(s): Chris Price & Travis Kenworthy, ClearStream Environmental, Inc.
Description: See how the SolidWorks API can be used to automatically perform time-intensive design iterations. Access the SolidWorks API from Microsoft Excel using VBA. Programmatically run a previously created Flow Simulation model, retrieve results, and iterate on desired design variables.

Automating Weldments with API

Monday, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Presenter(s): Cody Armstrong, Digital Dimensions, Inc.
Description: Increase the speed at which you create weldment parts and drawings with a few simple SolidWorks API scripts.

Create Your Own Feature Manager Tab in Record Time

Monday, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Presenter(s): Jerry Winters, PDMI, Inc.
Description: Interactivity between the SolidWorks model and a custom Add-In Interface enhances the user’s experience with our add-ins. The Feature Manager API is ideal for creating this experience. Learn the ins and outs of FeatureManager creation and interaction with SolidWorks parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Don’t Be Scared of Macros : Starting from the Beginning

Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Presenter(s): Brandon Roby, Whole Hog Technologies
Description: Macros and API programming unleash the automated power of SolidWorks. Feel like you do repetitive work? Macros can speed your design process up and increase your personal and/or company productivity. This is easier than you thought it might be.

API Jump Start

Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter(s): Arnav Mukherjee, SolidWorks Corporation
Description: Get an introduction to API programming so that you can automate some of your workflow. We’ll build on simple examples so that you can easily create your own API solutions.

Get Started with Visual Basic.NET Macros

Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter(s): Mike Spens, SolidWorks Corporation
Description: Learn how to automate SolidWorks using the Visual Studio for Applications (VSTA) macro environment. In this hands-on session, attendees examine the benefits of VB.NET versus VBA, and take away the handy utility they create.

Using Microsoft Excel with the SolidWorks API

Tuesday, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Presenter(s): Keith Rice, CADSharp LLC
Description: Are you looking to integrate Excel automation into your SolidWorks API code, or vice versa? In this session we’ll look at the basics of reading from and writing to Excel while in SolidWorks. Then we’ll switch things around and run SolidWorks API code from within Excel.

Macro Features : What Are They and How Do I Create Them?

Tuesday, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Presenter(s): Jerry Winters, PDMI, Inc.
Description: Macro Features allow us to store add-in-specific data inside our SolidWorks files. And as the name suggests, this data appears as a feature in the FeatureManager. Sound complicated? After this 60-minute session, you will know how to create your own macro features.

SolidWorks API for Total Beginners

Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter(s): Keith Rice, CADSharp LLC
Description: Want to automate with the SolidWorks API but aren’t sure where to start? As Keith walks you through the creation of a powerful macro from scratch, you’ll learn about the three foundational skills of SolidWorks API programming and what resources can help you achieve proficiency.

APIs for Creating Scaffolds

Wednesday, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Presenter(s): Jose Pereiras & Andrés Betancourt, SolidWorks Corporation
Description: This presentation shows the scope of SolidWorks API building tools and how you can create a fast and efficient program with basic programming skills that allows users to create basic scaffolding models of varying degrees of geometric complexity.

Hope to see you in San Diego!

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