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Replace Component (VB.NET)

This example shows how to replace a component with a different component.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Read the SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API Getting Started
'    topic and ensure that the required DLLs are registered.
' 2. Copy and paste this code into a VB.NET console application
'    in Microsoft Visual Studio.
' 3. Add the SolidWorks.Interop.swdocumentmgr.dll reference to the project:
'    a. Right-click the solution in Solution Explorer.
'    b. Click Add Reference.
'    c. Click Browse.
'    d. Click:
'       install_dir\api\redist\CLR2\SolidWorks.Interop.swdocumentmgr.dll
'    e. Click Add.
'    f. Click Close.
' 4. Ensure that the model to open exists.

' 5. Substitute your_license_key with your SOLIDWORKS Document
'    Manager license key.
' 6. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inspect the Immediate window.
' 2. The first instance of the shaft washer component is
'    replaced with a lock washer in the document.
' NOTE: The specified file should be backed up before running this macro,
' as it is used elsewhere. The macro uses a replacement that does not
' properly fit in the model.

Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swdocumentmgr

Module Module1

Sub Main()

        Dim swCf As SwDMClassFactory
        swCf =
New SwDMClassFactory()
Dim swDocMgr As SwDMApplication
        swDocMgr =
DirectCast(swCf.GetApplication("your_license_key"), SwDMApplication)
Dim swDoc12 As SwDMDocument12
Dim res As SwDmDocumentOpenError
Dim dt As SwDmDocumentType
        dt = SwDmDocumentType.swDmDocumentAssembly
Dim filename As String
        filename =
"C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\98food processor.sldasm"
        swDoc12 = TryCast(swDocMgr.GetDocument(filename, dt, False, res), SwDMDocument12)

If swDoc12 Is Nothing Or (res <> SwDmDocumentOpenError.swDmDocumentOpenErrorNone) Then
            Debug.Print("Error opening file...")
        End If

        Debug.Print("Getting the active configuration...")
Dim activeConfig As SwDMConfiguration8
Dim configMgr As SwDMConfigurationMgr
        configMgr = swDoc12.ConfigurationManager
        activeConfig =
TryCast(configMgr.GetConfigurationByName(configMgr.GetActiveConfigurationName()), SwDMConfiguration8)
If activeConfig Is Nothing Then
            Debug.Print("Error getting the active configuration...")
        End If

        Debug.Print("Getting the components of the active configuration...")
Dim vComponents As Object()
        vComponents =
DirectCast(activeConfig.GetComponents(), Object())
Dim swDmComponent As SwDMComponent6

Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To vComponents.Length - 1
            swDmComponent =
DirectCast(vComponents(i), SwDMComponent6)
If swDmComponent.Name = "shaft washer" Then
                Dim bResult As Boolean = swDmComponent.Replace("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\smartcomponents\lockwasher.sldprt", "Default", False)
"Replacing shaft washer with lock washer...")
Exit For
            End If


End Sub


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