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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 also create a new macro without recording one first.

To record a macro:

  1. Click Record/Pause Macro Tool_Record_Pause_Macro.gif (Macro toolbar) or Tools > Macro > Record.
  2. Perform the steps you want to record.

    To pause while recording a macro, click Record/Pause Macro Tool_Record_Pause_Macro.gif (Macro toolbar) or Tools > Macro > Record . Click Record/Pause Macro Tool_Record_Pause_Macro.gif again to continue recording.

  3. When you are done, click Stop Macro tool_Stop_Macro.gif (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.)

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