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Add Component and Mate Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add a component and a mate to an assembly.


' Preconditions: Open <install_dir>\Program Files\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\toolbox\lens_mount.sldasm.


' Postconditions: The specified component, camtest.sldprt, and a mate,

' top_coinc_camtest-1, are added to the assembly.


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

    Dim swDocExt As ModelDocExtension

    Dim swAssy As AssemblyDoc

    Dim tmpPath As String

    Dim tmpObj As ModelDoc2

    Dim boolstat As Boolean

    Dim strings As Object

    Dim swcomponent As Component2

    Dim matefeature As Feature

    Dim MateName As String

    Dim FirstSelection As String

    Dim SecondSelection As String

    Dim Alignment As swMateAlign_e

    Dim strCompName As String

    Dim AssemblyTitle As String

    Dim AssemblyName As String

    Dim errors As Long

    Dim warnings As Long

    Dim mateError As Long

    Sub Main()

        swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        ' Get title of assembly document

        AssemblyTitle = swModel.GetTitle

        ' Split the title into two strings using the period (.) as the delimiter

        strings = Split(AssemblyTitle, ".")

        ' You'll use AssemblyName when mating the component with the assembly

        AssemblyName = strings(0)


        boolstat = True

        Dim strCompModelname As String

        strCompModelname = "camtest.sldprt"

        ' Because the component resides in the same folder as the assembly, get

        ' the assembly's path and use it when opening the component

        tmpPath = Left(swModel.GetPathName, InStrRev(swModel.GetPathName, "\"))

        ' Open the component

        tmpObj = swApp.OpenDoc6(tmpPath + strCompModelname, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, 0, "", errors, warnings)

        ' Check to see if the file is read-only or cannot be found; display error

        ' messages if either

        If warnings = swFileLoadWarning_e.swFileLoadWarning_ReadOnly Then

            MsgBox("This file is read-only.")

            boolstat = False

        End If

        If tmpObj Is Nothing Then

            MsgBox("Cannot locate the file.")

            boolstat = False

        End If

        'Re-activate the assembly so that you can add the component to it

        swModel = swApp.ActivateDoc2(AssemblyTitle, True, errors)

        swAssy = swModel


        ' Add the component to the assembly document.

        ' Currently only one option, swAddComponentConfigOptions_e.swAddComponentConfigOptions_CurrentSelectedConfig,

        ' works for adding a part using AddComponent5.

        ' The other options, swAddComponentConfigOptions_e.swAddComponentConfigOptions_NewConfigWithAllReferenceModels and

        ' swAddComponentConfigOptions_e.swAddComponentConfigOptions_NewConfigWithAsmStructure, work only for adding assemblies using AddComponent5.

        swcomponent = swAssy.AddComponent5(strCompModelname, swAddComponentConfigOptions_e.swAddComponentConfigOptions_CurrentSelectedConfig, "", False, "", -1, -1, -1)  


        ' Get the name of the component for the mate

        strCompName = swcomponent.Name2()

        ' Create the name of the mate and the names of the planes to use for the mate

        MateName = "top_coinc_" + strCompName

        FirstSelection = "Top@" + strCompName & "@" + AssemblyName

        SecondSelection = "Front@" + AssemblyName

        swDocExt = swModel.Extension


        ' Select the planes for the mate

        boolstat = swDocExt.SelectByID2(FirstSelection, "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 1, Nothing, swSelectOption_e.swSelectOptionDefault)

        boolstat = swDocExt.SelectByID2(SecondSelection, "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 1, Nothing, swSelectOption_e.swSelectOptionDefault)

        ' Add the mate

        matefeature = swAssy.AddMate3(swMateType_e.swMateCOINCIDENT, swMateAlign_e.swMateAlignALIGNED, False, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, False, mateError)

        matefeature.Name = MateName


    End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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