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What is Customisation & Programming?
Customising, Automating and Programming
Save time by customising, automating and programming key sections of your workflow and get faster return on your SOLIDWORKS investment. With this service, you can keep your design team happy and productive by eliminating tedious and repetitive work, freeing up their time to do real engineering.
What is SOLIDWORKS Customisation?
The customisation and programming services we provide exist to generate more possibilities for your design process. Whether you’re looking to automate a tedious section of your workflow or need to push past SOLIDWORKS’s regular limits there is a likely to be solution that we can provide.
Who can benefit from Customisation?
Anyone who uses SOLIDWORKS can benefit, especially those who have to perform repetitive tasks as part of their workflow. Even complex design processes can be accelerated by a custom solution, provided there is a methodology behind the steps taken. Even work that is typically done outside SOLIDWORKS can potentially be simplified. For example, data from SOLIDWORKS models could be automatically extracted and linked directly to a CRM or ERP system.
How much time can this save?
Time savings vary depending on the amount a process can be automated, but it is common to see up to an 80% reduction in time required.
How are solutions implemented?
We can implement macros or SOLIDWORKS add-ins that fit directly into the SOLIDWORKS interface, or create separate programs that interact with SOLIDWORKS. The approach we take will be dependent on your requirements and so our first step is always to get a thorough understanding of your workflow and processes.
Key Benefits
Some of the key benefits of implementing a customised SOLIDWORKS Solution;
  • Save Time & Money – By reducing the amount of time it takes to complete certain tasks we can help increase your productivity.
  • Innovation & Morale – Cutting out the tedious parts out of your workflow frees up time and allows you to focus more on creating new designs and improving old ones.
  • Customer Satisfaction– Increased efficiency allows for shorter lead times and increased responsiveness, helping to keep your customers satisfied.
  • Decrease Onboarding Time – By automating certain processes it makes it easier for new staff to get up to speed.
  • Improve Consistency – Programming solutions can help to remove human error and also ensure that design rules are followed.
Customer Example - Laing O'Rourke

Learn how Solid Solutions implemented bespoke tools for Laing O’Rourke as part of their project to digitalize the railways. The solution provided was required to help with the initial design by bringing in data from a common format and building a detailed 3D model to provide manufacturing data. Further to this tools were introduced to assist in analysing any potential design changes required, based on survey data taken after the initial installation of the piles to support the overhead masts.

Ready to talk?

Our priority is to always provide you with the right solution and delivering it to meet your exact needs. Whether you’re looking to automate a single step or overhaul your whole design workflow we’re confident we can help improve your processes. The first step is always to talk. One of our consultants will meet you to learn about your business and discuss our various, proven implementation methods. We will then be happy to put a proposal together for you to consider and take it from there.

SOLIDWORKS API Example - Staircase Generator

In this video we present a simple add-in as an example of the kind of automation that can be created for your company by the Solid Solutions programming team.

Although this video only scratches the surface of what is possible it should demonstrate the ease of use and time savings that can be achieved with a bespoke solution. The videos in the related content section below show further examples.

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