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Set Fully Resolved Assembly to Lightweight Example (VBA)

This example shows how to set a fully resolved assembly to lightweight.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a fully resolved assembly document.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Sets all assembly components to lightweight.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window and FeatureManager design tree.
Sub SetComponentLightWeight(sPadStr As String, swComp As SldWorks.Component2)
    Dim vChildArr As Variant
    Dim swChildComp As SldWorks.Component2
    Dim swChildModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim nRetVal As Long
    Dim nDocType As Long
    Dim i As Long
    Debug.Print sPadStr & swComp.Name2 & " [" & CBool(swComp.Visible) & "]"
    vChildArr = swComp.GetChildren
    For i = 0 To UBound(vChildArr)
        Set swChildComp = vChildArr(i)
        ' Is Nothing if another instance has been previously set to lightweight
        Set swChildModel = swChildComp.GetModelDoc2
        If Not swChildModel Is Nothing Then
            nDocType = swChildModel.GetType
            nDocType = swDocNONE
        End If
        nRetVal = swChildComp.SetSuppression2(swComponentLightweight)
        If swDocPART = nDocType Or swDocNONE = nDocType Then
            Debug.Assert swResolveNotPerformed = nRetVal
            ' Cannot set a sub-assembly to lightweight; must set each part to lightweight
            Debug.Assert swDocASSEMBLY = swChildModel.GetType
            Debug.Assert swResolveError = nRetVal
        End If
        ' Recurse into this component
        SetComponentLightWeight sPadStr & "  ", swChildComp        
    Next i
End Sub
Sub main()
    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swAssy                      As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
    Dim swConfig                    As SldWorks.Configuration
    Dim swConfigMgr                 As SldWorks.ConfigurationManager
    Dim swRootComp                  As SldWorks.Component2
    Dim bRet                        As Boolean
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swAssy = swModel
    Set swConfigMgr = swModel.ConfigurationManager
    Set swConfig = swConfigMgr.ActiveConfiguration
    Set swRootComp = swConfig.GetRootComponent3(True)
    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    SetComponentLightWeight "  ", swRootComp
    ' Update in-context features
    bRet = swModel.ForceRebuild3(False): Debug.Assert bRet
End Sub

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