About me and the way to SWXHelper
Hi, I’m Kevin and I’m a designer for clamping, joining and assembly fixtures, which are mostly for the automotive sector. However, this was not always the case, in between there is an apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic, as well as more than 8 years of experience in manufacturing. During my time at the machine, I attended night school for 4 years to finally have the “Staatlich geprüfter Techniker” in my pocket. Since I was already enthusiastic about construction in the past, I left my life in the “blue overalls” behind and became a design engineer.
In the course of this, the first approaches with VBA and Solidworks macros were made. Especially when it came to the drawing, it was noticeable how much time was spent on “formalities” (time you didn’t actually have). So there was a macro for this, a macro for that and the list of buttons got longer and longer. Finally, I built a menu through which the macros were then accessible.
Spoiler: This was the birth of SWXHelper(I didn’t know it myself yet).
The functions became more and more extensive and the thought that others might face the same hurdles kept growing. So I rewrote the functions to work for the general public and built a user interface around it. But not as it looks now, but in style with VBA.