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Save Drawing as DXF Example (VBA)

This example shows how to save the current drawing file as a DXF file in the same directory.




' Preconditions: Drawing file is open.


' Postconditions: DXF file is generated, overwriting any existing file.



Option Explicit


    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim sPathName               As String

    Dim nErrors                 As Long

    Dim nWarnings               As Long

    Dim nRetval                 As Long

    Dim bShowMap                As Boolean

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean


Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


    ' Strip off SolidWorks drawing file extension (.slddrw)

    ' and add DXF file extension (.dxf)

    sPathName = swModel.GetPathName

    sPathName = Left(sPathName, Len(sPathName) - 6)

    sPathName = sPathName + "dxf"


    ' Show current settings

    Debug.Print "DxfMapping             = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swDxfMapping)

    Debug.Print "DXFDontShowMap         = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swDXFDontShowMap)


    Debug.Print "DxfVersion             = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfVersion)

    Debug.Print "DxfOutputFonts         = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfOutputFonts)

    Debug.Print "DxfMappingFileIndex    = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfMappingFileIndex)

    Debug.Print "DxfOutputLineStyles    = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfOutputLineStyles)

    Debug.Print "DxfOutputNoScale       = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfOutputNoScale)


    Debug.Print "DxfMappingFiles        = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringListValue(swDxfMappingFiles)


    Debug.Print "DxfOutputScaleFactor   = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swDxfOutputScaleFactor)

    Debug.Print ""



    ' Turn off showing of map

    bShowMap = swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swDXFDontShowMap)

    Debug.Print "bShowMap = " & bShowMap


    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swDXFDontShowMap, False



    bRet = swModel.SaveAs4(sPathName, _
     swSaveAsCurrentVersion, _
     swSaveAsOptions_Silent, _

            nErrors, _


    If bRet = False Then

        nRetval = swApp.SendMsgToUser2("Problems saving file.", swMbWarning, swMbOk)

    End If

    ' Restore old setting

    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swDXFDontShowMap, bShowMap

End Sub


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