How do I download a SolidWorks add in?

How do I activate a SOLIDWORKS add in?

To activate SOLIDWORKS add-ins:

  1. Click the SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins tab of the CommandManager.
  2. Select the add-in to load or unload. The additional functionality appears throughout the product user interface. The SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins tab contains some commands for the ScanTo3D and Toolbox add-ins.

Where are SOLIDWORKS add-ins?

You can load SOLIDWORKS add-ins from the SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins tab of the CommandManager.


  1. Click Tools > Add-Ins.
  2. Select or clear applications under Active Add-ins or under Start Up. …
  3. Click OK.

How do I download SOLIDWORKS manually?

You can download files manually and then install them using SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. Select the option in SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager to download individual files (for example, Conduct manual download on the Download Options page).

How do I install Cura plugins?

From Ultimaker Cura, simply open the marketplace using the Marketplace button in the top right of the user interface. The marketplace panel will be displayed, from where you can navigate the plugins and materials. Click on a plugin or material to learn more about it, and simply click Install to add it to Cura.

How do I activate plastic in SOLIDWORKS?

If this is the first time you are using SOLIDWORKS Plastics, you must activate the SOLIDWORKS Plastics Add-In.

  1. Click Tools > Add-Ins.
  2. Under SOLIDWORKS Add-ins, select SOLIDWORKS Plastics.
  3. Select the Start-up box next to SOLIDWORKS Plastics to ensure that it loads the next time you start SOLIDWORKS.
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How do you add motions in SOLIDWORKS?

To start a motion study in SOLIDWORKS you can click on “Motion Study 1” tab on the lower left corner of SOLIDWORKS user interface. Make sure to click on “Expand Motion Manager” to display the SOLIDWORKS Motion Manager timeline view. The first thing you need to do is to select the type of simulation you want to perform.

How do I disable Add-Ins in Solidworks?

If you wish to disable Instant3D, you can toggle it on or off via the Features toolbar or the Features tab of the CommandManager.

What is Solidworks API?

The SOLIDWORKS Application Programming Interface (API) is a COM programming interface to the SOLIDWORKS software. The API contains hundreds of functions that you can call from Visual Basic (VB), Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), VB.NET, C++, C#, or SOLIDWORKS macro files. …

How do I download SolidWorks for free?

Free Download, Install and License SOLIDWORKS 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

  1. Download SolidWorks. …
  2. Run SolidWorks Installation Manager. …
  3. Populate Serial Numbers and License SolidWorks. …
  4. In the next window you can Select the folders where the software and Toolbox/Hole Wizard will be installed.

Where can I download SolidWorks files?

You can download Solidworks through the Solidworks customer portal. Go to and log in. If you don’t have an account, you can create one using your serial number.

How can I make SolidWorks download faster?

Click on the SW icon in the top left corner to see the new option ‘Get Faster Downloads’. Be sure to enable the option ‘Speed up downloads by using more network bandwidth‘ (after checking with your IT). This option has been around in previous versions but verify it’s enabled.

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