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Copy Document and Its Dependencies Example (VBA)

This example shows how to copy a document and its dependencies to a different folder.




' Preconditions:

'           (1) No documents are open in the SolidWorks application.

'           (2) Specified assembly document and its

'               dependencies exist in the specified folder.


' Postconditions: Specified assembly document and its dependencies

'           are copied to the folder where this macro exists.



Option Explicit


Sub main()


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim source As String

Dim target As String

Dim sourcefile As String

Dim traverse As Boolean

Dim search As Boolean

Dim addreadonlyinfo As Boolean

Dim depends As Variant

Dim sourcefiles() As String

Dim targetfiles() As String

Dim idx As Integer

Dim sourcecount As Integer

Dim copyopt As Long

Dim errors As Long


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

' Source path and file: disk:\one_folder_above_macro_folder\Models

source = swApp.GetCurrentMacroPathName

source = Left(source, InStrRev(source, "\") - 1)

source = Left(source, InStrRev(source, "\")) + "Models\"

sourcefile = "name_of_file.SLDASM"


' Target path: disk:\macro_folder

target = swApp.GetCurrentMacroPathName

target = Left(target, InStrRev(target, "\"))


traverse = True

search = True

addreadonlyinfo = False

depends = swApp.GetDocumentDependencies2(source + sourcefile, traverse, search, addreadonlyinfo)

If IsEmpty(depends) Then Exit Sub


idx = 1

While idx <= UBound(depends)

    ReDim Preserve sourcefiles(sourcecount)

    ReDim Preserve targetfiles(sourcecount)


    sourcefiles(sourcecount) = depends(idx)

    targetfiles(sourcecount) = target + Right(sourcefiles(sourcecount), Len(sourcefiles(sourcecount)) - InStrRev(sourcefiles(sourcecount), "\"))


    sourcecount = sourcecount + 1

    idx = idx + 2


copyopt = SwConst.swMoveCopyOptions_e.swMoveCopyOptionsOverwriteExistingDocs

errors = swApp.CopyDocument(source + sourcefile, target + sourcefile, (sourcefiles), (targetfiles), copyopt)


End Sub

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