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RevisionNumber Method (ISldWorks)

Gets the version number of the SolidWorks executable.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function RevisionNumber() As System.String
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim value As System.String
value = instance.RevisionNumber()
System.string RevisionNumber()
System.String^ RevisionNumber(); 

Return Value

Application revision number string in the form major.minor.minor (see Remarks)



For all SolidWorks executables prior to the initial public release of SolidWorks 2000, this method returns 1.0.0. For the initial public release of SolidWorks 2000, this method returns 8.0.0. For SolidWorks 2000 SP1, this method returns 8.1.0, and each successive service pack of SolidWorks 2000 increments the leftmost decimal portion of the return value. Each successive major public release increments the portion of the return value to the left of the decimal point and the initial public release of each has a decimal value of 0.0. For example, the initial public release of SolidWorks 2005 returns 13.0.0 whereas SolidWorks 2005 SP0.1 returns 13.0.1 and SolidWorks 2005 SP1 returns 13.1.0.

Alpha, beta, and pre-release releases return negative minor revision numbers:

  • a1:    -1.0
  • b1:    -2.0
  • b2:    -3.0
  • b3:    -4.0
  • PR1:  -5.0 (This value might lower or higher depending on the number of beta releases.)

For example, the return value for SolidWorks 2014 beta2 was 22.-3.0.


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