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Get/Set Methods

Return Value or <Value>


Show errors every rebuild


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swShowErrorsEveryRebuild, <Value>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to display error dialogs when rebuilding models with errors

Treat missing mate references as errors


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swShowMateReferenceErrors, <Value>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to show errors when mate references are missing

Warn before saving documents with update errors


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swWarnSaveUpdateErrors, <Value>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to display a warning before saving documents with update errors

Warn starting a sketch in the context of an assembly


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swWarnStartingSketchInContextAssembly, <Value>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to display a warning before starting a sketch in the context of an assembly

Display FeatureManager tree warnings


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swFeatureManagerDisplayWarnings, swFeatureManagerDisplayWarnings_e.<Value>)

See swFeatureManagerDisplayWarnings_e for valid options

Specifies when to display FeatureManager design tree warnings

Display circular references in equations


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swShowEquationCircularReferencesMessage, swDisplayCircularReferencesInEquations_e.<Value>)

See swDisplayCircularReferencesInEquations_e for valid options

Specifies where, or if, to display circular references in equations

Display potential circular references in equations


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swShowEquationPotentialCircularReferencesMessage, swDisplayPotentialCircularReferencesInEquations_e.<Value>)

See swDisplayPotentialCircularReferencesInEquations_e for valid options


Specifies where, or if, to display potential circular references in equations

Dismiss reference/update dialog boxes when opening assemblies after


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swWhileOpeningAssembliesAutoDismissMessages, <Value>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to automatically close messages after the specified amount of seconds (see swAssemblyOpenMessagesDismissTime) while opening assembly documents

Dismiss reference/update dialog boxes when opening assemblies after - seconds


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swAssemblyOpenMessagesDismissTime, <Value>)

Integer value

Specifies the number of seconds which to display messages before automatically closing them (swWhileOpeningAssembliesAutoDismissMessages must be true for this value to be applicable) while opening assembly documents

Dismissed messages - Checked message will be shown again

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