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Show All Components Example (VBA)

This example shows how to show all of the components in an assembly.




' Preconditions: An assembly is open and one or more components are hidden.


' Postconditions: All assembly components are visible.



Option Explicit

Public Enum swComponentVisibilityState_e

    swComponentHidden = 0

    swComponentVisible = 1

End Enum

Sub SetCompVisib _

( _

    swComp As SldWorks.Component2, _

    sPadStr As String _


    Dim vChildArray         As Variant

    Dim swChildComp         As SldWorks.Component2

    Dim i                   As Long


    ' Root component has no name; it is an empty string

    Debug.Print sPadStr & swComp.Name2 & " [" & swComp.Visible & "] --> " & swComp.IGetChildrenCount


    swComp.Visible = swComponentVisible


    vChildArray = swComp.GetChildren

    For i = 0 To UBound(vChildArray)

        Set swChildComp = vChildArray(i)

        SetCompVisib swChildComp, sPadStr & "  "

    Next i

End Sub

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