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Insert New Virtual Component Example (C#)

This example shows how to insert a new part as a virtual component in an assembly and save it to an external file.

//---------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Open:

// <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\smartcomponents\stepped_shaft.sldasm
// 2. A planar face on the assembly is selected.
// 3. Rename the namespace of this macro to match your C# project name.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. The new part is inserted as a virtual component in the assembly.
// 2. The virtual component is saved to an external file,
//    and its name changes in the FeatureManager design tree.
//
// NOTE: Because this assembly is used in a SolidWorks online tutorial, do not
//       save the assembly when you close it.
//---------------------------------------------------------------------
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using Scripting;
namespace SaveVirtualComponent_CSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {

        
ModelDoc2 swModel;
        
AssemblyDoc swAssy;
        
Component2 swComponent;
        
SelectionMgr swSelMgr;
        
FileSystemObject objFSO;
        
string compName;
        
object[] splits;
        
long status;

        
public void Main()
        {

            swModel = (
ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swAssy = (
AssemblyDoc)swModel;

            
// Get the pre-selected planar face
            Face2 swFeature = default(Face2);
            swSelMgr = (
SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swFeature = (
Face2)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0);

            
// Create the part and insert it as a virtual component
            // in the assembly
            status = swAssy.InsertNewVirtualPart(swFeature, out swComponent);

            
if (status == 1)
            {

                
Debug.Print("Name of virtual component: " + swComponent.Name2);

                
// Check to see if the part is a virtual component
                Debug.Print("Is component virtual? " + swComponent.IsVirtual);

                objFSO =
new Scripting.FileSystemObject();

                splits = swComponent.Name.Split('^');
                compName = objFSO.GetParentFolderName(swModel.GetPathName()) +
"\\" + splits[0];

                
ModelDoc2 compModel = default(ModelDoc2);
                compModel = (
ModelDoc2)swComponent.GetModelDoc();

                
if (compModel.GetType() == (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART)
                {
                    compName = compName +
".sldprt";
                }
                
else
                {
                    compName = compName +
".sldasm";
                }

                
Debug.Print("Name of saved virtual component: " + compName);

                swComponent.SaveVirtualComponent(compName);
            }
            
else
            {
                
Debug.Print("Error code returned when attempting to insert new part as virtual component: " + status);
            }


            swModel.ClearSelection2(
true);
        }

        
public SldWorks swApp;

    }
}

 



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