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Add and Remove Files from Pack and Go Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add SOLIDWORKS, render reference, and non-SOLIDWORKS files to Pack and Go. This example also shows how to remove a non-SOLIDWORKS file from Pack and Go.

'-------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified assembly exists.
' 2. Create c:\PackAndGo.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets the names of SOLIDWORKS, render reference, and
'    non-SOLIDWORKS files for Pack and Go.
' 2. Gets the the name of non-SOLIDWORKS file to remove.
' 3. Packs up SOLIDWORKS, render reference, and
'    non-SOLIDWORKS files and copies them to c:\PackAndGo.
' 4. Examine c:\PackAndGo and the Immediate window.
'-------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    
Public Sub Main()         Dim swModel As ModelDoc2         Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension         Dim swPackAndGo As PackAndGo         Dim openFile As String         Dim errors As Long         Dim warnings As Long         Dim status As Boolean         Dim pgFileNames As Object         Dim i As Long         Dim renderReferences As Object         Dim otherFiles(1) As String         Dim delOtherFiles(0) As String         Dim myPath As String         Dim statuses As Object
        ' Open assembly document         openFile = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\EDraw\claw\claw-mechanism.sldasm"         swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(openFile, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)         swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        
' Get Pack and Go object         Debug.Print("Pack and Go")         swPackAndGo = swModelDocExt.GetPackAndGo
        
' Get current paths and filenames of the assembly's documents         status = swPackAndGo.GetDocumentNames(pgFileNames)         Debug.Print("")         Debug.Print("  Add SOLIDWORKS files' paths and filenames: ")         If Not IsNothing(pgFileNames) Then             For i = 0 To UBound(pgFileNames)                 Debug.Print("    The path and filename is: " & pgFileNames(i))             Next i         End If
        ' Set document paths and names for Pack and Go         status = swPackAndGo.SetDocumentSaveToNames(pgFileNames)
        
' Get the render stock references in this assembly         ' and print them to the Immediate window         Debug.Print(" ")         renderReferences = swModelDocExt.GetRenderStockReferences         Debug.Print("  Add render references:")         For i = 0 To UBound(renderReferences)             Debug.Print("    The path and filename is: " & renderReferences(i))         Next i
        
' Add render stock files to Pack and Go         status = swPackAndGo.AddExternalDocuments(renderReferences)
        
' Add other non-SOLIDWORKS files to Pack and Go         otherFiles(0) = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\edraw\claw\claw-mechanism.easm"         otherFiles(1) = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\edraw\claw\claw-mechanism.emodel_debugonly.xml"         Debug.Print(" ")
        Debug.Print(
"  Add non-SOLIDWORKS files:")
        
For i = 0 To UBound(otherFiles)
            Debug.Print(
"    The path and filename is: " & otherFiles(i))         Next i
        status = swPackAndGo.AddExternalDocuments(otherFiles)
        
' Remove one of the non-SOLIDWORKS files from Pack and Go         Debug.Print(" ")         Debug.Print("  Remove non-SOLIDWORKS file:")         delOtherFiles(0) = otherFiles(0)         Debug.Print("    The path and filename is: " & delOtherFiles(0))         status = swPackAndGo.RemoveExternalDocuments(delOtherFiles)
        
' Override path where to save documents         myPath = "c:\PackAndGo\"         status = swPackAndGo.SetSaveToName(True, myPath)
        
' Pack and Go both SOLIDWORKS and non-SOLIDWORKS files         statuses = swModelDocExt.SavePackAndGo(swPackAndGo)
    
End Sub
    ''' <summary>     ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.     ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class


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