A SOLIDWORKS add-in is a piece of software that you install on your computer. The add-in integrates with SOLIDWORKS and the two programs start together.
We strongly prefer add-ins over macros. Add-ins are more user-friendly and more maintainable. It's also easy to roll out updates, so all users always have the latest version.
The possibilities of an add-in are nearly limitless. We can create (and have created) software to:
Or basically anything you can dream up. So let's talk.
HoSt is one of the largest suppliers of bio-energy installations in Europe. CAD Booster developed a SOLIDWORKS add-in for us that can quickly copy, modify and export large batches of drawings. This add-in saves us two days per project.
Martijn Hiddink - Team Leader Technical Design - HoSt
When we were still designing specialized machines for a living, we noticed that creating 2D drawings took a lot of time. And much of that work was repetitive. So we took out to fix that.
Our goal for Drew is to let you perform any action in one click.
To achieve that, Drew stores your company preferences in blueprints. You can then start a new drawing in one click. Or create a sheet (with views, dimensions and more) for every weldment body in a part, with one click. It's awesome.
Most add-ins fall in the price range of €2.000 to €10.000.
Once we have agreed on the functionality, it usually takes a couple of weeks to develop, test and iterate. It'll be done before you know it.
We have done these calculations for a few of our customer's add-ins. The ROI is usually about one year.
Yes, without any changes.
We work on SOLIDWORKS add-ins every single day. If it's not for a customer, it's for our own products.
You get to benefit from all that experience.