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Copy Components With Mates to Assembly Example (VBA)

This example shows how to copy components with mates in an assembly.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Preconditions:

' 1. Open:

' <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\driveworksxpress\mobile gantry.SLDASM.

' 2. Observe Leg<1> and Leg<2> in the FeatureManager design tree.

'

' Postconditions:

'    Leg<1> is replaced by a copy of Leg<2>:  observe Leg<3> in the mobile gantry.

'

' NOTE: Because this assembly is used in a SolidWorks online tutorial,

'       do not save any changes when you close it.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim SwApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swModelDocExt               As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr                    As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim blRepeat(2)                 As Boolean

    Dim SelectedComps               As Variant

    Dim RepeatOptions               As Variant

    Dim MateRefs                    As Variant

    Dim InpValues                   As Variant

    Dim FlipValues                  As Variant

    Dim swAssy                      As AssemblyDoc

    Dim swItem                      As Object

    Dim arrMateEntities(2)          As Object

    Dim arrCompsToCopy(0)           As Object

    Dim boolstatus                  As Boolean

    Dim dValues(2)                  As Double

    

    ' Disable Visual Basic error on implicit Query Interface

    On Error Resume Next

    

    Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = SwApp.ActiveDoc

    

    Set swAssy = swModel

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Leg-1@mobile gantry", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    swModel.EditDelete

    

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Leg-2@mobile gantry", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swItem = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

    Set arrCompsToCopy(0) = swItem

 

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    

    'Repeat all mates except the coincident mate with the Right End@Universal Beam-1; mate to Left End instead

    

    Set arrMateEntities(0) = Nothing

    Set arrMateEntities(1) = Nothing

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Left End@Universal Beam-1@mobile gantry", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swItem = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

    Set arrMateEntities(2) = swItem

     

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    

    blRepeat(0) = True

    blRepeat(1) = True

    blRepeat(2) = False

        

    SelectedComps = arrCompsToCopy

    RepeatOptions = blRepeat

    MateRefs = arrMateEntities

    

    dValues(0) = 0#

    dValues(1) = 0#

    dValues(2) = 0#

    InpValues = dValues

      

    blRepeat(0) = False

    blRepeat(1) = False

    blRepeat(2) = False

    FlipValues = blRepeat

    

    swAssy.CopyWithMates SelectedComps, RepeatOptions, MateRefs, InpValues, FlipValues

End Sub



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