automate SOLIDWORKS models directly from Excel


GoAutomate is an open-sourced tool based on Microsoft Excel that helps customers automate SOLIDWORKS models directly from Excel. Users can control features, dimensions, configurations and more in their models, directly from Excel, and without having to be a ‘programmer’. This fully supported tool by GoEngineer is a complimentary part of our subscription support. The goal of this tool is to automate the front end of your design.


Do you API?

We see quite a few companies that have a need, have the desire, but don’t have the time to invest in order to start writing macros to automate the tedious day to day tasks that we all face in the engineering process. The top reasons shared with us about the “why” we haven’t gone this route are:

  • Where to Start?
  • I haven’t programmed since College.
  • It takes too long to learn the API Object Model.
  • It’s going to take me 10+ hours to figure out how to automate my 15 minute task.

Engineered to Order

If you are an ETO company, then you know that anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of your next project is going to be the same or similar to another project. It’s way too difficult to automate everything in your design process.  Companies that try it spend most of their time on the last 20 percent of the process to get it just right. GoAutomate helps customers quickly automate the front end, allowing the real engineering work to be focused on the last 20 to 40 percent.


How to get started?

It’s simple. Get the tool, start using it. We are here to help with your initial use case/project and are happy to jump in and help you problem solve. Get your name on the list to get the tool and all the customer driven enhancements that we support.



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