The SolidWorks Document Manager API:
- Allows you to write applications that emulate file management tools to perform such tasks as renaming, replacing, and copying SolidWorks documents.
- Is an independent software component that provides read-write functionality for SolidWorks documents. It includes interfaces for the document and configurations. These interfaces have read-only and read-write properties and methods.
This SolidWorks Document Manager API is COM-compliant and supports automation-compliant data types only. It allows you to develop your application without reading or writing binary data directly to the header portion of SolidWorks files. In fact, it is not necessary to have the SolidWorks software installed on your system to use this API. It is, however, necessary to obtain a license key for the SolidWorks Document Manager API.
CAUTION: The SolidWorks Document Manager API is a powerful programming tool that, if used incorrectly, could corrupt your data. Only experienced API programmers knowledgeable about SolidWorks document references should use the SolidWorks Document Manager API. It is recommended that you create backup copies of files accessed by your application before running the application.