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Make Assembly from Selected Components Example (C#)

This example shows how to create a new assembly using the selected components of the active assembly.


// Preconditions:

// 1. Open:

// <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\motionstudies\valve_cam2.sldasm.

// 2. Multi-select the valve<1> and valve_guide<1> components.


// Postconditions:

// 1. MyTestValveAssembly.sldasm is created, made up of the

//    valve<1> and valve_guide<1> components, and saved to

//    <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\motionstudies.

// 2. (-)MyTestValveAssembly<1> is inserted into the FeatureManager design tree.


using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

namespace MakeAssemblyFromSelectedComponents_CSharp.csproj


    partial class SolidWorksMacro


        public void Main()


            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);

            AssemblyDoc swAssy = default(AssemblyDoc);

            string tmpPath = null;

            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;

            string strCompModelname = null;

            strCompModelname = "MyTestValveAssembly.sldasm";

            // Save the new assembly in the same folder as the original assembly

            tmpPath = swModel.GetPathName();

            tmpPath = tmpPath.Substring(0, tmpPath.Length - 17);

            Debug.Print( tmpPath);

            swAssy = (AssemblyDoc)swModel;

            // Create a new assembly using the selected components

            swAssy.MakeAssemblyFromSelectedComponents(tmpPath + strCompModelname);


        public SldWorks swApp;



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