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Move Assembly Components to New Folder Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to move selected assembly components to a newly created folder in the FeatureManager design tree.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified assembly to open exists.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified assembly document.
' 2. Selects the valve<1> and valve_guide<1> components.
' 3. Creates a folder named Folder1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 4. Moves the valve<1> and valve_guide<1> components to Folder1,
'    which you can verify by expanding Folder1.
' 5. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the assembly document is used by elsewhere,
' do not save any changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim modelDoc2 As ModelDoc2
Dim assemblyDoc As AssemblyDoc
Dim featureMgr As FeatureManager
Dim modelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim selectionMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim feature As Feature
Dim selObj As Object
    Dim feat As Feature
Dim folderFeat As Feature
Dim errors As Integer
    Dim warnings As Integer
    Dim status As Integer
    Dim count As Integer
    Dim componentToMove As Component2
Dim componentsToMove() As Object
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim retVal As Boolean
    Sub Main()

'Open assembly document
        swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\motionstudies\valve_cam.sldasm", swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        modelDoc2 = swApp.ActiveDoc
        assemblyDoc = modelDoc2

'Select and get the two valve-related components to move to the new folder
        modelDocExt = modelDoc2.Extension
        selectionMgr = modelDoc2.SelectionManager
        status = modelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"valve-1@valve_cam", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        selObj = selectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        status = modelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"valve_guide-1@valve_cam", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        selObj = selectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(2, -1)
        count = selectionMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(0)
ReDim componentsToMove(count - 1)
For i = 0 To count - 1
            componentToMove = selectionMgr.GetSelectedObjectsComponent4(i + 1, 0)
            componentsToMove(i) = componentToMove

        'Create the folder where to move the selected components
        featureMgr = modelDoc2.FeatureManager
        feature = featureMgr.InsertFeatureTreeFolder2(swFeatureTreeFolderType_e.swFeatureTreeFolder_EmptyBefore)
        feature = assemblyDoc.FeatureByName(

'Move the selected components to the new folder
        retVal = assemblyDoc.ReorderComponents(componentsToMove, feature, swReorderComponentsWhere_e.swReorderComponents_LastInFolder)

        status = modelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"valve-1@valve_cam", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        feat = selectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        featureMgr = modelDoc2.FeatureManager
        folderFeat = featureMgr.FeatureFolderLocation(feat)

"Component valve-1@valve_cam folder feature: " & folderFeat.Name)

End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class


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