The Programming Tools option includes programming libraries that allow developers to create custom programs that run with SmartSketch.
Programming Tools is not a requirement to run the custom programs, only to create custom programs for SmartSketch.
The Programming Tools option includes a type library delivered with the software that contains all the objects, properties, and methods available with SmartSketch. On-line documentation for these libraries is delivered locally to [Product Folder]:\Program Files\SmartSketch\Programming Help. These guides are designed to:
Provide an overview of how you can customize SmartSketch with standard Windows programming tools and languages, including Visual Basic.
Describe the tools available in SmartSketch for customization
Show practical examples of customization using the sample custom commands that are delivered with the Programming Tools option.
You can install the Programming Tools option using the Custom setup feature. For more information on installing SmartSketch options, see the Installation Guide accessible from the Help > Printable Guides command from within the software.