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Copy Document and Its Dependencies Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to copy a document and its dependencies to this macro's folder.

' Preconditions: Open an assembly document.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The assembly document is closed.
' 2. The assembly document and its dependencies are copied to the macro folder.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Sub main()

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 Object
        Dim sourcefiles() As String = Nothing
        Dim targetfiles() As String = Nothing
        Dim idx As Integer
        Dim sourcecount As Integer
        Dim copyopt As Integer
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim doc As ModelDoc2

        doc = swApp.ActiveDoc

        source = swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory
        sourcefile = Right(doc.GetPathName, (Len(doc.GetPathName) - InStrRev(doc.GetPathName,

        target = swApp.GetCurrentMacroPathName
        target = Left(target, InStrRev(target,

        traverse =
        search = True
        addreadonlyinfo = False

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

If IsNothing(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
End While


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

End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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