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Rebuild a Document on Activation Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to activate and rebuild an assembly document.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open an assembly.
' 2. Replace loaded_document with the assembly name.
' 3. Right-click a part in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 4. Select Open Part from the toolbar.
' 5. Edit a feature in the part.
' 6. Click OK in the PropertyManager to accept the changes.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Displays a dialog.
' 2. Click Yes to rebuild the assembly.
' 3. Activates the assembly document.
' 4. Inspect the Immediate Window.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim Errors As Long

    Sub main()

        
Dim bValue As Boolean
        Dim nValue As swRebuildOnActivation_e

        
' Set user preference to not rebuild on activation
        bValue = swApp.SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swRebuildOnActivation, swRebuildOnActivation_e.swDontRebuildActiveDoc)
        Debug.Print(
"Rebuild user preference set to not rebuild on activation: " & bValue)

        nValue = swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swRebuildOnActivation)
        Debug.Print(
"swRebuildOnActivation_e user preference is: " & nValue)

        
' Ignore the user preference just set
        Debug.Print("Ignoring rebuild user preference.")

        
' Activate the loaded document and prompt for rebuild if the model is changed
        swModel = swApp.ActivateDoc3("loaded_document", False, swRebuildOnActivation_e.swUserDecision, Errors)
        Debug.Print(
"Error code after document activation: " + Errors.ToString)

    
End Sub
  
    
Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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