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Get Paths of Open Documents (C#)

This example shows how to get an array of the open documents, and their paths and filenames, in the current SOLIDWORKS session.


// Preconditions: At least one model document is

//                open in SOLIDWORKS.


// Postconditions: None.


using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace GetOpenDocPaths_CSharp.csproj


    public partial class SolidWorksMacro


        ModelDoc2 swModel;

        object[] models;

        int count;

        int index;

        string pathName;

        public void Main()


            count = swApp.GetDocumentCount();

            Debug.Print("Number of open documents in this SOLIDWORKS session: " + count);

            models = (object[])swApp.GetDocuments();

            for (index = 0; index < count; index++)


                swModel = models[index] as ModelDoc2;

                pathName = swModel.GetPathName();

                Debug.Print("Path and name of open document: " + pathName);



        /// <summary>

        ///  The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

        /// </summary>

        public SldWorks swApp;



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