Hide Table of Contents

Iterate Through All Configurations Example (VBA)

This example shows how to iterate through all of the configurations in a document and forcibly rebuild each one.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part or assembly.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Iterates through all configurations.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim vConfNameArr As Variant
    Dim sConfigName As String
    Dim nStart As Single
    Dim i As Long
    Dim bShowConfig As Boolean
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Debug.Print "File = " + swModel.GetPathName
    vConfNameArr = swModel.GetConfigurationNames
    For i = 0 To UBound(vConfNameArr)
        sConfigName = vConfNameArr(i)
        bShowConfig = swModel.ShowConfiguration2(sConfigName)
        nStart = Timer
        bRebuild = swModel.ForceRebuild3(False)
        Debug.Print "  Configuration = " & sConfigName
        Debug.Print "    Configuration shown? " & bShowConfig
        Debug.Print "    Configuration rebuilt? " & bRebuild
        Debug.Print "    Execution time for this configuration = " & Timer - nStart & " seconds"
    Next i
End Sub

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Iterate Through All Configurations Example (VBA)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2016 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.