XCAD.NET
XCAD.NET
Framework for .NET (C# and VB.NET) to create modern application for CAD systems (SOLIDWORKS)
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Installation and updates of xCAD Framework for CAD application


Installing NuGet package

Select Manage NuGet Packages... command from the context menu of the project in Visual Studio

Manage NuGet Packages... command in the project context menu
Manage NuGet Packages... command in the project context menu

Search for Xarial.xCAD.SolidWorks in the search box. Once found click Install button for the required framework.

xCAD NuGet package for SOLIDWORKS
xCAD NuGet package for SOLIDWORKS

This will install all required libraries to the project.

Updates

xCAD framework is actively developing and new features and bug fixes released very often.

Nuget provides very simple way of upgrading the library versions. Simply navigate to Nuget Package manager and check for updates:

Updating nuget packages
Updating nuget packages

Supporting multiple versions of the xCAD framework

Methods signatures and behaviour of xCAD framework might change in new versions. xCAD libraries are strong named which prevents the compatibility conflict in case several add-ins loaded in the same session of SOLIDWORKS referencing different versions of framework.


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