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This topic provides you with quick access to the enhancements in SolidWorks API 2013.

Service Pack 5
New methods and properties

IMacroFeatureData APIs

IRenderMaterial APIs

ISurface APIs

Obsoleted methods

IRenderMaterial APIs

ISurface APIs

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Service Pack 4
New methods and properties

IDimensionTolerance APIs

Obsoleted methods

IDimensionTolerance APIs

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Service Pack 3
New methods and properties

IExportPdfData APIs

ISelectionMgr APIs

Obsoleted methods

ISelectionMgr APIs

Service Pack 2
New methods

IFace2 APIs

Obsoleted methods

IFace APIs

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Service Pack 1
New functionality
New methods and properties

IBody2 APIs

IFeatureManager APIs

ISurfaceCutFeatureData APIs

Obsoleted methods

 

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Service Pack 0
New functionality
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), one of the programming languages available to record, edit, and run macros in SolidWorks, has been upgraded to support both 32-bit and 64-bit data types. See VBA and SolidWorks x64.
  • As of SolidWorks 2013, and later, installing Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) is optional. VSTA allows you to record, create, edit, and run C# and VB.NET macros in SolidWorks. See VSTA Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. 
  • SolidWorks primary interop assemblies created with Microsoft .NET Framework Version:
    • 2.0 are in install_dir\api\redist\CLR2. This is the version of primary interop assemblies to use with SolidWorks VSTA (VB.NET and C#) macros.
    • 4.0 are in install_dir\api\redist.
  • SolidWorks Costing includes an API. To get the entry-point interface to the SolidWorks Costing API, call IModelDocExtension::GetCostingManager. Click SolidWorks Costing API Help to open its Help system.
  • SolidWorks Sustainability includes an API. To get the entry-point interface to the SolidWorks Sustainability API, call IModelDocExtension::GetSustainability. Click SolidWorks Sustainabilty API Help to open its Help system.

 

Other major enhancements are the ability to: 

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New interfaces

ICenterOfMass APIs

 

ICosmeticWeldBeadFeatureData APIs

ICosmeticWeldBeadFolder APIs

IRevisionCloud APIs

 

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New methods, properties, and delegates

IAssemblyDoc APIs

IAutoBalloonOptions APIs

IBomFeature APIs

IComponent2 APIs

IConnectionPointFeatureData APIs

IConfiguration APIs

IConfigurationManager APIs

IDragArrowManipulator APIs

IDrawingDoc APIs

IDrSection APIs

IFeatureManager APIs

IMacroFeatureData APIs

IMassProperty APIs

IMaterialVisualPropertiesData APIs

IModelDocExtension APIs

INote

IOneBendFeatureData APIs

ISketchManager APIs

ISldWorks APIs

ISwHtmlInterface APIs

 IView APIs

 

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Obsoleted interfaces, methods, properties, and delegates

IAssemblyDoc APIs

IConfigurationManager APIs

IFeatureManager APIs

IModelDocExtension APIs

IView APIs

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