SW2007 API changes

Do you have code that uses Block or Symbol insertions?  If so, then this Blog is for you! It seems that something has changed in the New SW2007 API.  We are working with SW to further understand what has changed. In the past, we were able to simply insert Blocks fairly easy      swModel.EditSketch     Set BlockInstance1A = swModel.InsertBlock("c:\flat_coated.SLDBLK", 0.0254, 0.0254, 0, 0#) Here is a sample bit of code that seems to work fine now for Blocks:   Private Sub Command2_Click()    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2    Dim BlockFName1 As String            ‘Attach to running instance of SolidWorks    If swApp Is Nothing Then Set […]

New 64-Bit OS and old software compatibility

If you get .DLL register errors and on your old 32-bit system the fix was to put them into the System32 dir and register them, try dropping it into the SysWOW64 folder instead. For those that don’t know, WOW means Windows On Windows. This has been around since we went from the 16 bit windows3.1 to Win95. Looks like we now have a 32/64 bit equivalent. If you have trouble with dlls and ocxs on 64 bit machines remember the SysWoW64 folder and give it a try! Inflow Technology

PLM – What does it REALLY Mean?

What is PLM Really? It has been defined and redefined by the marketing departments of many companies. The definitions chosen depend on the definer. The ERP (MRP II (MRP)) companies like to push PLM in the BOM direction, a position of strength for them. The CAD companies lean toward the file management & workflow, topics more in their wheelhouse. Personally, I think the term has been rendered useless. So, I will bravely step into the void left by so much marketing effort on three little letters and declare, with apologies to our president, "I am the definer". What can I hurt at this point? Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) The way […]


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