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Replace Component Example (C#)

This example shows how to replace all instances of a component with a different component.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\api\assem1.sldasm.
// 2. Select testpart1<1> in the FeatureManager design tree.
// 3. Verify that the specified part exists.
// 4. Open the Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Replaces all instances of the selected component with the
//    specified replacement component.
// 2. Examine the Immediate window, FeatureManager design tree,
//    and assembly.
// NOTE: Because the assembly is used elsewhere, do not save
// changes.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace Macro1CSharp.csproj
    public partial class SolidWorksMacro
        public void Main()
            const string fileName = "C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\SOLIDWORKS\\SOLIDWORKS 2017\\tutorial\\api\\block.sldprt";
            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
            AssemblyDoc swAssy = default(AssemblyDoc);
            SelectionMgr swSelMgr = default(SelectionMgr);
            Component2 swSelComp = default(Component2);
            bool status = false;
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swAssy = (AssemblyDoc)swModel;
            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swSelComp = (Component2)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectsComponent4(1, -1);
            Debug.Print("Old component = " + swSelComp.Name2);
            status = swAssy.ReplaceComponents2(fileName, ""true, 0, true);
            Debug.Print("Replacement component = " + swSelComp.Name2);
            Debug.Print("All instances of old component replaced? " + status);
        /// <summary>
        ///  The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
        public SldWorks swApp;


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