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Open Document Example (VBA)

This example shows how to programmatically open a document and set the SOLIDWORKS working directory.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified document.
' 2. Sets the SOLIDWORKS working directory to the document directory.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim doc As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim fileerror As Long
Dim filewarning As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    swApp.Visible = True

    ' Get the current working directory before opening the document
    Debug.Print "Current working directory is " & swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory

    Set doc = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\api\chair.sldprt", swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", fileerror, filewarning)

    ' Opening a document with SldWorks::OpenDoc6 does not set the working directory
    Debug.Print "Current working directory is still " & swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory

    ' Set the working directory to the document directory
    swApp.SetCurrentWorkingDirectory (Left(doc.GetPathName, InStrRev(doc.GetPathName, "\")))

    Debug.Print "Current working directory is now " & swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory

End Sub

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