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Pack and Go an Assembly (C#)

This example shows how to get the names of the path and files of an assembly document, add a prefix and suffix to the names, and save the files to a different path using the Pack and Go interface.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Specified assembly exists.
// 2. The folder, c:\temp, exists.
// 3. Open the Immediate window.
// 4. Run the macro.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Prints names of the current path and filenames
//    of the assembly documents to Immediate window.
// 2. Prints names of the default path and filenames to which to
//    save assembly documents to the Immediate window.
// 3. Specifies the Pack and Go destination folder.
// 4. Specifies that all files get saved to the root directory of the
//    Pack and Go destination folder.
// 5. Adds prefix and suffix to user-named filenames.
// 6. Prints names of user-specified path and user-named filenames to
//    Immediate window.
// 7. Creates user-named files in user-specified path using Pack and Go.
// 8. Examine c:\temp to verify.


using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace PackAndGoCSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro
public void Main()
            ModelDoc2 swModelDoc =
            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt =
            PackAndGo swPackAndGo =
string openFile = null;
bool status = false;
int warnings = 0;
int errors = 0;
int i = 0;
int namesCount = 0;
string myPath = null;
int[] statuses = null;

// Open assembly
            openFile = "C:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\samples\\tutorial\\advdrawings\\handle.sldasm";
            swModelDoc = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6(openFile, (
int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", ref errors, ref warnings);
            swModelDocExt = (ModelDocExtension)swModelDoc.Extension;

// Get Pack and Go object
            Debug.Print("Pack and Go");
            swPackAndGo = (PackAndGo)swModelDocExt.GetPackAndGo();

// Get number of documents in assembly
            namesCount = swPackAndGo.GetDocumentNamesCount();
Debug.Print("  Number of model documents: " + namesCount);

            // Include any drawings, SOLIDWORKS Simulation results, and SOLIDWORKS Toolbox components
            swPackAndGo.IncludeDrawings =
            Debug.Print(" Include drawings: " + swPackAndGo.IncludeDrawings);
            swPackAndGo.IncludeSimulationResults =
            Debug.Print(" Include SOLIDWORKS Simulation results: " + swPackAndGo.IncludeSimulationResults);
            swPackAndGo.IncludeToolboxComponents =
            Debug.Print(" Include SOLIDWORKS Toolbox components: " + swPackAndGo.IncludeToolboxComponents);

// Get current paths and filenames of the assembly's documents
            object fileNames;
object[] pgFileNames = new object[namesCount - 1];
            status = swPackAndGo.GetDocumentNames(
out fileNames);
            pgFileNames = (

Debug.Print("  Current path and filenames: ");
if ((pgFileNames != null))
for (i = 0; i <= pgFileNames.GetUpperBound(0); i++)
Debug.Print("    The path and filename is: " + pgFileNames[i]);

// Get current save-to paths and filenames of the assembly's documents
            object pgFileStatus;
            status = swPackAndGo.GetDocumentSaveToNames(
out fileNames, out pgFileStatus);
            pgFileNames = (
Debug.Print("  Current default save-to filenames: ");
if ((pgFileNames != null))
for (i = 0; i <= pgFileNames.GetUpperBound(0); i++)
Debug.Print("   The path and filename is: " + pgFileNames[i]);

// Set folder where to save the files
            myPath = "C:\\temp\\";

            status = swPackAndGo.SetSaveToName(
true, myPath);

            // Flatten the Pack and Go folder structure; save all files to the root directory
            swPackAndGo.FlattenToSingleFolder =

// Add a prefix and suffix to the filenames
            swPackAndGo.AddPrefix = "SW_";
            swPackAndGo.AddSuffix =

// Verify document paths and filenames after adding prefix and suffix
            object getFileNames;
object getDocumentStatus;
string[] pgGetFileNames = new string[namesCount - 1];

            status = swPackAndGo.GetDocumentSaveToNames(
out getFileNames, out getDocumentStatus);
            pgGetFileNames = (
Debug.Print("  My Pack and Go path and filenames after adding prefix and suffix: ");
for (i = 0; i <= namesCount - 1; i++)
Debug.Print("    My path and filename is: " + pgGetFileNames[i]);

// Pack and Go
            statuses = (int[])swModelDocExt.SavePackAndGo(swPackAndGo);


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

SldWorks swApp;



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