SolidWorks APIs

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About Solidworks APIs

In the engineering world, precision is everything, and a few inches can result in a loss of millions of dollars. Production of components for engineering projects is not an easy task without the right design. Prompting the need for enhanced software helps us choose the right design and visualize the components before production begins.

Undertaking simulations allow project managers and engineers to brainstorm the workability of various products. 2D and 3D dimensions come in handy for visual display. Solidworks is a market leader when it comes to designing and building mechatronic systems. For optimization of e-drawings, simulations, and product data management, Solidworks designed an API.

The API is a collection of libraries used in automating designs in Solidworks software.

How SolidWorks works

To get access to Solidworks API you have to create an account from Solidworksโ€™ official page. Under the My Support tab, select API support and choose document manager key request.

Solidworks platform runs on Microsoft Windows operating system and by default uses Microsoft programming language in creating functions. Nonetheless, you can easily customize it to use Python. Solidworks API Python is faster and user friendly.

Typically, the developer writes codes attached to a particular macro that inform the API what it should display. When a user clicks on the Macro, there are prompts to enter dimensions and the API returns a design based on the dimensions.


Computer Scientists - They use the API to determine assembly design semantic recognition.

Project Managers - The APIs are useful to project managers who need to save on time and resources when creating products. Using the APIs, they can simply make adjustments without redesigning a product from scratch in case any adjustments are needed.


  • It contains a detailed resource on coursework on how to learn and use the API.
  • It easily integrates with other software.
  • Allows for backward compatibility.
  • It contains a software development kit for all functions you need to develop.
  • Allows the user to create automatic designer tasks
  • It reduces the redundancy during designing for different sizes.
  • For every interface the API provides, there is documentation that includes its properties and methods.
  • Eliminates costly errors and reduces designing time.


The industry will continue to experience transformation, and APIs will continue to improve to give the user a better experience. Developers will make more Solidworks API Python-based for better user experience and variety.

Some of the free APIs include Shape ways and Poly APIs.

Best SolidWorks APIs

  1. 3D BIN Packing Algorithm
  2. Poly
  3. 3D Transform
  4. Shapeways
  5. Option 3D
  6. Doodle 3D WIFI Box

SolidWorks API SDKs

All SolidWorks APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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