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Add Third-party Application Keywords to SOLIDWORKS Search and Model Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add third-party application keywords to SOLIDWORKS Search and to a model document.

' Preconditions: Create a new drawing.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Adds the specified keyword and value to SOLIDWORKS Search
'    for the specified application and drawing.
' 2. Click Tools > Options > Search  > Always index (may slow
'    SOLIDWORKS), if this check box is not selected.
' 3. Close the drawing and close SOLIDWORKS.
' 4. Restart SOLIDWORKS and open the drawing closed in step 3.
' 5. Run Get SOLIDWORKS Search Third-party Keywords Example (VBA).
' 6. Deselect the Always index (may slow SOLIDWORKS) check box
'    if the check box was previously not selected.
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    ' Assign keywords and values
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.AddOrUpdateSearchData("COSMOSWorks", "FirstName", "John")
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.AddOrUpdateSearchData("COSMOSWorks", "MiddleName", "D")
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.AddOrUpdateSearchData("COSMOSWorks", "LastName", "Doe")
    boolstatus = swModel.Save3(swSaveAsOptions_Silent, longstatus, longwarnings)
End Sub

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