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Save Drawing as DXF Example (VBA)

This example shows how to save the current drawing file as a DXF file in the same directory.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Drawing file is open.
'
' Postconditions: DXF file is generated, overwriting any existing file.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim sPathName               As String
    Dim nErrors                 As Long
    Dim nWarnings               As Long
    Dim nRetval                 As Long
    Dim bShowMap                As Boolean
    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    ' Strip off SOLIDWORKS drawing file extension (.slddrw)
    ' and add DXF file extension (.dxf)
    sPathName = swModel.GetPathName
    sPathName = Left(sPathName, Len(sPathName) - 6)
    sPathName = sPathName + "dxf"

    ' Show current settings
    Debug.Print "DxfMapping             = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swDxfMapping)
    Debug.Print "DXFDontShowMap         = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swDXFDontShowMap)
    Debug.Print "DxfVersion             = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfVersion)
    Debug.Print "DxfOutputFonts         = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfOutputFonts)
    Debug.Print "DxfMappingFileIndex    = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfMappingFileIndex)
    Debug.Print "DxfOutputLineStyles    = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfOutputLineStyles)
    Debug.Print "DxfOutputNoScale       = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swDxfOutputNoScale)
    Debug.Print "DxfMappingFiles        = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringListValue(swDxfMappingFiles)
    Debug.Print "DxfOutputScaleFactor   = " & swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swDxfOutputScaleFactor)
    Debug.Print ""

    ' Turn off showing of map
    bShowMap = swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swDXFDontShowMap)
    Debug.Print "bShowMap = " & bShowMap

    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swDXFDontShowMap, False

    bRet = swModel.SaveAs4(sPathName, swSaveAsCurrentVersion, swSaveAsOptions_Silent, nErrors, nWarnings)

    If bRet = False Then
        nRetval = swApp.SendMsgToUser2("Problems saving file.", swMbWarning, swMbOk)
    End If

    ' Restore showing of map
    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swDXFDontShowMap, bShowMap

End Sub



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