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Import STEP File Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to import and repair a STEP file.

' Preconditions: Verify that the specified SOLIDWORKS part document to open exists.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified SOLIDWORKS part document.
' 2. Saves the part document as a STEP file.
' 3. Imports the STEP file created in step 2.
' 4. Runs import diagnostics on the STEP file and repairs
'    the bad faces.
' 5. Examine the FeatureManager design tree and graphics area.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub main()
        Dim swPart As PartDoc
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swImportStepData As ImportStepData 
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        Dim fileName As String
        Dim stepFileName As String
        'Open the SOLIDWORKS part document to export to a STEP file
        fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\db9 male.sldprt"
        swPart = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swModel = swPart
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        'Export the SOLIDWORKS part document to a STEP file
        stepFileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\db9 male.STEP"
        status = swModelDocExt.SaveAs(stepFileName, 0, swSaveAsOptions_e.swSaveAsOptions_Silent, Nothing, errors, warnings)
        swPart = Nothing
        swApp.CloseDoc("db9 male.sldprt")
        'Get import information
        swImportStepData = swApp.GetImportFileData(stepFileName)
        'If ImportStepData::MapConfigurationData is not set, then default to
        'the environment setting swImportStepConfigData; otherwise, override
        'swImportStepConfigData with ImportStepData::MapConfigurationData
        swImportStepData.MapConfigurationData = True
        'Import the STEP file
        swPart = swApp.LoadFile4(stepFileName, "r", swImportStepData, errors)
        swModel = swPart
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        'Run diagnostics on the STEP file and repair the bad faces
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Imported1""BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        errors = swPart.ImportDiagnosis(TrueFalseTrue, 0)
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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