On this site I offer some of my shareware programs for SolidWorks. Here is one of them:
|PAC4SWX||Program data||Webdocuments||Direct links|
FAQ and HowTo
Another remark: I'm german, so beware of my english :-)) Any hints, remarks, corrections or translations to other languages are really welcome to the author email@example.com
PAC4SWX is a tool to print and convert SolidWorks drawings and batch convert
models (therefore the name PAC4SWX - Print and convert for SolidWorks). With
PAC4SWX you can choose multiple drawings from your filesystem and print or
convert all sheets of all drawings in one step. PAC4SWX will take care of the
different sheet sizes.
In SolidWorks there are no functions which lets you process all sheets in drawings with one click. At this point you want to try PAC4SWX: with many ideas from experienced SolidWorks users this program was designed to help you in your process to print and convert huge numbers of drawings and sheets.
PAC4SWX will also help to convert models. You can choose a bunch of parts or assemblies or parts and export them to standard formats like STEP, ACIS, Parasolid and much more. You can even batch convert your documents (models and drawings) to eDrawings or PDF without the need for the new Taskplaner in SolidWorks 2004. You can also run user defined macros with all documents in batch mode.
A program like PAC4SWX is quite large to generate and I have spent a lot of time to bring it to this point of usefulness. Therefore I decided to make PAC4SWX a program which requires a license to use. You may download this tool and test it for 30 days with full access to all functions before you must register and buy a license.
If you have questions regarding the registration please read REGISTER_US.TXT, if you want to order PAC4SWX please read ORDER_US.TXT. Please also read LIZENZ_US.TXT
The compiled program pac4swx.exe is distributed with a complete install program. Simply download the install program, run the setup_pac.exe and follow the install procedure. Please scan the downloaded prog for viruses, I'm using Norton Antivirus and McAffee but you never know ... PAC4SWX should run from any directory including a network drive.
The install procedure is in both german and english.
The first public version 1.0 was published in April 2001 with full support for german and english menus and GUI. The sources are not provided, but if you want to have access to the sources in visual basic 6 you may contact the author (but it will cost a few or some more euros :-))
The main features
If you like to make another language port you may translate all of the text in paclng_user.ini and send it to me, I will make another option in the prog.
PAC4SWX is a windows look-and-feel program and runs on any platform, where SolidWorks will run. There are no special hardware or software preferences. PAC4SWX needs to have access to the visual basic 6 runtimes; these will be installed by the setup routines if necessary. ACP4SWX may be installed on a network drive.
PAC4SWX opens one document in the list (called the PAC-list) after the other. For each drawing all sheets will be printed or converted with the chosen options. After successful processing the drawing will be closed.
You may select to use the active SolidWorks document (hopefully a drawing) to process by simply checking the option in the main dialog or Edit-Menu. The drawing will not be closed after processing.
Follow these simple steps to work with the PAC-list:
Choose comfortable options for printer, TIFF-export parameters and the options for DXF and DWG-export in PAC4SWX. You may save all those parameters on an user-base under Options/Save preferences. For the DXF/DWG export parameters the SolidWorks parameters will be used.
Generate a list with all drawings you wish to process by using the explorer-like interface in PAC4SWX or read in a file with the filenames. You may save this list for later use using File/Save as ...
If you want to add one or more drawing right before another one in the list just select this entry. If no entry is selected in the PAC-list all new entries will be added at the end of the list. To deselect all entries right click anywhere in the listbox.
Print or convert all sheets of all drawings in the list with one single click on the command button.
If you have any questions regarding the use, registration, licensing or ordering of PAC4SWX which isn't covered in the support-files you may contact me by mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Also if you have any ideas for other tools or just a comment your mail is very welcome.
If you made any other international language ports I would be glad if you send them to me, I will include them in the package and offer them on my website with a special credit for you.
(c) 2001 - 2005 Stefan Berlitz
The software is provided as is without warranty of any kind. To the
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disclaims all warranties, including without limitation any implied
warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and
noninfringement. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance
of the product and documentation remains with recipient. To the maximum
extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the author be
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damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of
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Any questions and hints? Mail to Stefan Berlitz.