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Record/Pause Macro

You can record operations performed with the SolidWorks user interface and replay them with SolidWorks macros. A macro contains the equivalent calls to the API functions that were made when the operations were performed with the user interface. A macro can record your mouse clicks, menu choices, and keystrokes to play back later.

You can create a new macro without recording one first.

To record a macro:

  1. Click Record\Pause Macro art\Mcrorecd.gif on the Macro toolbar, or click Tools, Macro, Record.

  2. Perform the steps you want to record.

  3. When you are done, click Stop Macro art\Mcrostop.gif on the Macro toolbar, or click Tools, Macro, Stop.

  4. In the dialog box, type a name for File name and click Save. (The .swp extension is automatically added to the filename.)

To pause while recording a macro:

 Click Record\Pause Macro art\Mcrorecd.gif or Tools, Macro, Pause.

 Click Record\Pause Macro art\Mcrorecd.gif again to continue recording.

Related Topics

Assign a Macro to a Key or Menu
Edit Macro
Run Macro
Stop Macro

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