How to Configure the SOLIDWORKS Template Paths to Work with VTube
VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP can automatically create SOLIDWORKS parts and drawings if SOLIDWORKS is installed on the same computer as VTube.
The SOLIDWORKS TEMPLATE paths must be set up for this connection to work. The reason is that VTube will attempt to automatically create a new part file before drawing the tube. Please follow these steps to set up SOLIDWORKS when the following errors happen in SOLIDWORKS.
VTube Build Errors Without the SolidWorks Paths Setup
Without a template path setup, you will see error screens like these in this order when you attempt to build a part in SolidWorks:
Setup SolidWorks with Default Templates
The solution is to set up the Default TEMPLATE path in Tools / Options following these steps.
Step 1: Move the mouse over the menu arrow to the right of the SolidWorks logo in the upper right corner.
Step 2: Move the mouse to Tools and down to Options - Click on Options
Step 3: Click on Default Templates in the left column
Step 4: Choose the template files
Click on OK. SolidWorks is ready to receive VTube commands.
If SolidWorks Still Cannot Load the Part Template
In rare cases, it is possible that SOLIDWORKS cannot used the part template file installed with SOLIDWORKS - probably because of Window's permissions issues. In that case you can create your own by following these steps.