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Solidworks API and Time Managment

Solidworks API and Time Managment

Solidworks API and Time Managment

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My boss has told me that he needs to track the amount of time we are working on our SW2007 files, not the date we created it and the date we finish it.  He needs to know how long we have spent working on the actual parts, and drawings.  Solidworks does not have native support for this, and PDM Works is way to overkill for our company.

My VAR suggested I ask in the forums if anyone has ever created an API that can do this?

I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

SW2007 Office SP3
Intel P4 3.4Ghz
4.0 GB Ram
Radeon FireGL 3100

RE: Solidworks API and Time Managment

drcaveman,

Repost this in the SolidWorks forum in Eng-Tips, you should get better results.

SA

RE: Solidworks API and Time Managment

You would have to set this up as either and add-in in SolidWorks or a macro that people would "sign-in" with.  The actual code is easy enough - create a text file with FileSystemObject then add an entry to that text file everytime SolidWorks object is created and when it is released.

It is more difficult to track when you are actively working in SolidWorks however - this would have to be done as an Add-in.  Solidworks has "events" that it generates for things that the user does - you could figure out a way to determine the length between events...

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