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Open Document Silently Example (VBA)

This example shows how to open a document silently; that is, without dialog boxes.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the document specified to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified document silently (i.e., no dialogs
'    are displayed).
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Const sDocFileName As String = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\api\cstick.sldprt"
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.modelDoc
    Dim nDocType As Long
    Dim nErrors As Long
    Dim nWarnings As Long    

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")    

    ' Determine type of SOLIDWORKS file based on file extension
    If InStr(LCase(sDocFileName), "sldprt") > 0 Then
        nDocType = swDocPART
    ElseIf InStr(LCase(sDocFileName), "sldasm") > 0 Then
        nDocType = swDocASSEMBLY
    ElseIf InStr(LCase(sDocFileName), "slddrw") > 0 Then
        nDocType = swDocDRAWING
        ' Probably not a SOLIDWORKS file
        nDocType = swDocNONE
        ' So cannot open the file
        Exit Sub
    End If   

    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(sDocFileName, nDocType, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", nErrors, nWarnings)

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Error  (0 = no errors)  = " & nErrors

    Debug.Print "  Warnings (2 = document is read-only) = " & nWarnings

End Sub

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