One way to be more efficient as a mechanical engineer is to learn to code. In this article, we walk you through how coding can help you maximize your design time using Macros in Solidworks, VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) for Excel, and scripts for common CAD actions like “Save as STEP” and “Export as PDF.”

In this supplementary tools PDF, you'll get access to a zip file of Macros with step-by-step instructions on how to apply them, a table of useful VBA commands, and scripts for "Save as STEP" and "Export as PDF" commands.