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Import DXF File to Drawing Example (VBA)

This example shows how to import a DXF file to a drawing.




' Preconditions: The specified DXF file exists.


' Postconditions: The specified file is imported into SOLIDWORKS.



Option Explicit


Sub main()


    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim filename As String

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Dim longerrors As Long


    filename = "C:\samples\importdxfdwgdata\whistlesmappingfile.dxf"


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks


' Get the specified DXF/DWG import data

    Dim importData As SldWorks.ImportDxfDwgData

    Set importData = swApp.GetImportFileData(filename)


' To let SOLIDWORKS determine an appropriate input file unit, do not set the LengthUnit property

'    importData.LengthUnit("") = SwConst.swLengthUnit_e.swMETER

'    importData.LengthUnit("") = SwConst.swLengthUnit_e.swFEET

'    importData.LengthUnit("Model") = SwConst.swLengthUnit_e.swFEET

'    importData.LengthUnit("Sheet2") = SwConst.swLengthUnit_e.swMETER


' To let SOLIDWORKS determine an appropriate output paper size, do not set the PaperSize values

'    boolstatus = importData.SetPaperSize("", SwConst.swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperA3size, 0#, 0#)

'    boolstatus = importData.SetPaperSize("", SwConst.swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperEsize, 0#, 0#)

'    boolstatus = importData.SetPaperSize("", SwConst.swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPapersUserDefined, 0.5, 0.8)

'    boolstatus = importData.SetPaperSize("Model", SwConst.swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperA3size, 0.5, 0.8)

'    boolstatus = importData.SetPaperSize("Sheet2", SwConst.swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPapersUserDefined, 0.16, 0.14)


' To let SOLIDWORKS determine an appropriate sheet scale, do not set the SheetScale values.

'    boolstatus = importData.SetSheetScale("", 1#, 12#)

'    boolstatus = importData.SetSheetScale("Model", 1#, 3#)

'    boolstatus = importData.SetSheetScale("Sheet2", 1#, 1#)


' To let SOLIDWORKS determine an appropriate sheet name, do not set the SheetName property.

'    importData.SheetName("Model") = "S1"

'    importData.SheetName("Sheet2") = "S2"


' Load the specified DXF/DWG file

    Dim newDoc As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Set newDoc = swApp.LoadFile4(filename, "", importData, longerrors)

End Sub

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