SOLIDWORKS PDM Application Programming Interface

See SOLIDWORKS API Help: Release Notes for late-breaking updates.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 API includes the ability to:
  • Add a custom tab to PDM vault views:
    • Customers and third-party users can add custom tabs to PDM vault views in Windows Explorer using a PDM API add-in.
    • API hooks to third-party development code can display special items in these custom tabs.
    • Add-ins can implement custom tabs with custom names and icons.
    • Add-ins can add any number of custom tabs to the vault view in Windows Explorer.
    • Add-ins can programmatically remove custom tabs.
  • Programmatically refresh a data card when its card variables change.
  • Restore deleted files from the Recycle Bin.
  • Select the transition to use when changing a file’s state.
  • Specify whether to batch update only the variables that are part of the file data card.
  • Get a list of values associated with a drop-down control on a data card.
  • Provide more IEdmSearch comparators.