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Application Programming Interface

See SolidWorks 2014 API Help Release Notes for late-breaking updates.

SolidWorks 2014 includes the ability to:

  • Access mirror part feature data.
  • Access flat-pattern folders in the FeatureManager design tree.
  • Access sheet metal folders in the FeatureManager design tree.
  • Access Fill Pattern feature data.
  • Insert a Variable Pattern feature in the FeatureManager design tree.
  • Create a new part document that mirrors another part document about a selected reference plane or planar face.
  • Select assembly components by percent of assembly size.
  • Get better error reporting when getting, setting, adding, or deleting custom properties.
  • Attach an existing annotation to a drawing sheet or view.
  • Replace the model in selected drawing views.
  • Get library feature reference names.
  • Get and set whether a part is a SolidWorks Toolbox part.
  • Get a return code after rebuilding an assembly or drawing.
  • Get and set the property values for a sunlight source.
  • Access SolidWorks CommandManager tabs:
    • Get all of the tab names.
    • Get and set the visibility of tabs.
    • Get and set the active tab.
    • Get and set the index of tabs.
    • Send notification when a tab is about to be activated for:
      • Assembly document.
      • Drawing document.
      • Part document.
  • Get and set whether to generate a graphics-only section view.
  • Get and set whether to override default sheet metal feature parameters.
  • Get and set whether to use a sheet metal feature gauge table.
  • Get the actual entities associated with a sketch relation.
  • Save various aspects of a part (sheet metal, faces, loops, and annotation views) to one or more DXF/DWG files, preserving the specified filename.
  • Get and set the text format and font size of callouts.
  • Change standard model views and reset them to their default settings.
  • Get all visible entities, including silhouette edges, in drawing views. 
  • Send notification when a document is printed. 
  • Get the persistent ID of:
    • Component.
    • Feature.
  • Change dimension tolerance values in specific configurations in a multi-configuration part or assembly.
  • Derive the hole series feature data interface from IDispatch instead of IUnknown.
  • Insert general table annotations in part and assembly documents.

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