VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP can create SolidWorks tubes automatically if SolidWorks is installed on the same computer as VTube.
SolidWorks TEMPLATE paths must be setup for this connection to work. The reason is that VTube will attempt to automatically create a new part file before drawing the tube. Follow these steps to setup 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 setup the Default TEMPLATE path in Tools / Options following these steps.
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 the ellipses buttons to setup the default path in these boxes. SolidWorks will suggest a file that already exists on the disk. Click on that file.
Fill in all three boxes with filenames.
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.
Step 1: Create a new PART TEMPLATE File
Create a new PART, then Save As a PRTDOT file.
Save it to a location that is easy for you to remember - like "My Documents\Solidworks"
Step 2: Add a New Path to SOLIDWORKS in "File Locations"
Before you can use the new template file, you will need to teach SOLIDWORKS the new path in the File Location window in Options.
Step 3: Change to the "Default Templates" Window
Select Default Templates, then press the ellipses button for default parts template.
Step 4: Point to the New Template File
Select the new tab menu of the new path in the Default Templates window, and select the new part template.
Step 5: Check The New Path and Template File
Check to be sure the correct template file is selected. Press OK.