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SolidWorks API Getting Started Overview

The SolidWorks API SDK contains all of the functionality needed to develop SolidWorks API applications.

To download the SolidWorks API SDK:

  1. Open www.solidworks.com.

  2. Log in to the SolidWorks Customer Portal.

  3. Click Downloads and Updates in Download.

  4. Click the SolidWorks tab and click the version of SolidWorks whose SolidWorks API SDK you want to download.

  5. Click the English button and click Accept Agreement & Continue, which is located at the bottom of the page.

  6. Click the download, unzip, and install all the files link located at the bottom of the Download and Install page.

  7. Select a version in the Upgrading from Service Pack list, select the product in the SolidWorks Product list, and click Continue.

  8. Click SolidWorks API SDK in the Step 5 - Optional updates table.

  9. Follow the online instructions to complete the download.

Prior to developing SolidWorks API applications, you should be familiar with using the SolidWorks software interactively and programming in the languages that you intend to use. If you are not, then you should:

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