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Add and Remove Files from Pack and Go (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add SOLIDWORKS, render reference, and non-SOLIDWORKS files to Pack and Go. This example also shows how to remove a non-SOLIDWORKS file from Pack and Go.

'-------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Specified assembly exists.
' 2. The folder, c:\temp, exists.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Names of SOLIDWORKS, render reference, and
'    non-SOLIDWORKS files for Pack and Go are
'    printed to the Immediate window.
' 2. Name of non-SOLIDWORKS file to remove is
'    printed to Immediate window.
' 3. SOLIDWORKS, render reference, and
'    non-SOLIDWORKS files are packed up and
'    copied to c:\temp.
' 4. Examine c:\temp to verify.
'-------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Public Sub Main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        
Dim swPackAndGo As PackAndGo
        
Dim openFile As String
        Dim errors As Long
        Dim warnings As Long
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim pgFileNames As Object
        Dim i As Long
        Dim renderReferences As Object
        Dim otherFiles(1) As String
        Dim delOtherFiles(0) As String
        Dim myPath As String
        Dim statuses As Object

        ' Open assembly document
        openFile = "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\EDraw\claw\claw-mechanism.sldasm"
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(openFile, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

        
' Get Pack and Go object
        Debug.Print("Pack and Go")
        swPackAndGo = swModelDocExt.GetPackAndGo

        
' Get current paths and filenames of the assembly's documents
        status = swPackAndGo.GetDocumentNames(pgFileNames)
        Debug.Print(
"")
        Debug.Print(
"  Add SOLIDWORKS files' paths and filenames: ")
        
If Not IsNothing(pgFileNames) Then
            For i = 0 To UBound(pgFileNames)
                Debug.Print(
"    The path and filename is: " & pgFileNames(i))
            
Next i
        
End If

        ' Set document paths and names for Pack and Go
        status = swPackAndGo.SetDocumentSaveToNames(pgFileNames)

        
' Get the render stock references in this assembly
        ' and print them to the Immediate window
        Debug.Print(" ")
        renderReferences = swModelDocExt.GetRenderStockReferences
        Debug.Print(
"  Add render references:")
        
For i = 0 To UBound(renderReferences)
            Debug.Print(
"    The path and filename is: " & renderReferences(i))
        
Next i

        
' Add render stock files to Pack and Go
        status = swPackAndGo.AddExternalDocuments(renderReferences)

        
' Add other non-SOLIDWORKS files to Pack and Go
        otherFiles(0) = "c:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\samples\tutorial\edraw\claw\claw-mechanism.easm"
        otherFiles(1) = "c:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\samples\tutorial\edraw\claw\claw-mechanism.emodel_debugonly.xml"
        Debug.Print(" ")
        Debug.Print(
"  Add non-SOLIDWORKS files:")
        
For i = 0 To UBound(otherFiles)
            Debug.Print(
"    The path and filename is: " & otherFiles(i))
        
Next i
        status = swPackAndGo.AddExternalDocuments(otherFiles)

        
' Remove one of the non-SOLIDWORKS files from Pack and Go
        Debug.Print(" ")
        Debug.Print(
"  Remove non-SOLIDWORKS file:")
        delOtherFiles(0) = otherFiles(0)
        Debug.Print(
"    The path and filename is: " & delOtherFiles(0))
        status = swPackAndGo.RemoveExternalDocuments(delOtherFiles)


        
' Override path where to save documents
        myPath = "c:\temp\"
        status = swPackAndGo.SetSaveToName(True, myPath)


        
' Pack and Go both SOLIDWORKS and non-SOLIDWORKS files
        statuses = swModelDocExt.SavePackAndGo(swPackAndGo)


    
End Sub


    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks


End
Class
 

 



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