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Make Smart Component Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a Smart Component.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open an assembly containing three components.
' 2. Change names of the selected components in
'    the macro to match the names of the components 
'    in your assembly.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a Smart Component.
' 2. Expand the first selected component and
'    expand and examine the Smart Feature folder.
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swAssembly As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim pCompSmart As Object
Dim pComp1 As Object
Dim pComp2 As Object
Dim pCompArr(1) As Object
Dim relcomp As Variant
Dim relfeat As Variant
Dim boundval As Variant
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim retval As Boolean

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swAssembly = swModel
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
   ' Select the component that you want to make smart
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("C-1@ABC_assembly", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

   ' Select the components that you want to associate with the Smart Component
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("B-1@ABC_assembly", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("A-2@ABC_assembly", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set pCompSmart = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    Set pComp1 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(2, 0)
    Set pComp2 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(3, 0)
    Set pCompArr(0) = pComp1
    Set pCompArr(1) = pComp2
    relcomp = pCompArr
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    ' Create the Smart Component    
    retval = swAssembly.CreateSmartComponent(pCompSmart, (relcomp), (relfeat), False, Nothing, boundval)
End Sub


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