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Get Component Name From Selected Entity Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the name of a component to possibly use with a future call to IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2, when selectively opening the assembly document and specific components using ISldWorks::OpenDoc7 and IDocumentSpecification, etc. This example also shows how to set and get a component reference.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Preconditions:

' 1. An assembly document, with components, is open and active.

' 2. An entity (face, edge, vertex, or loop) on any component is selected.

'

' Postconditions: A component reference is added to the component to which

' the entity belongs.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelectionMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swEntity As SldWorks.Entity

Dim swComponent As SldWorks.Component2

 

Sub main()

 

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

 

' Get the selected entity (i.e., face, edge, vertex, or loop)

' and get the name of its component

Set swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swEntity = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

Set swComponent = swEntity.GetComponent

 

' Print the name of the component to which the

' the selected entity belongs

Debug.Print "Name of component to which the selected entity belongs: " & swComponent.GetSelectByIDString

 

' Set a component reference to this component

swComponent.ComponentReference = "TestComponentReference"

Debug.Print "Component reference added to the component to which the selected entity belongs: " & swComponent.ComponentReference

 

' Rebuild the assembly to see the component reference

' beside the name of the component in the FeatureManager design

' tree

swModel.ForceRebuild3 True

 

End Sub



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