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Get Document Information Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the title and document type of the active document. 



Sub ModelInfo( )


' Define variable used to hold the SldWorks object

Dim swApp As Object 


' Define variable used to hold the ModelDoc object

Dim Model As Object 

Dim TopName As String


' Constant enumerators

Const swDocPART = 1

Const swDocASSEMBLY = 2

Const swDocDRAWING = 3


' Create or attach to SolidWorks session. Because you are grabbing the active document, this example requires that SolidWorks be running and have a document already loaded.

Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")


' Grab the currently active document

Set Model = swApp.ActiveDoc 


' Check to see if a document is loaded

If Model Is Nothing Then 

' If no model is currently loaded, then exit

Exit Sub 

End if


' Determine the document type. If the document is a drawing, then send a message to the user.

If (Model.GetType <> swDocDRAWING) Then

swApp.SendMsgToUser ("This is not a drawing")


' Get the document title

Let TopName = Model.GetTitle 

End If


End Sub



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