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Open Assembly Document Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to specify how to open an assembly document.

' Preconditions: Verify that the specified assembly document
' to open exists.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified assembly document and loads
'    and displays the specified component.
' 2. Examine the graphics area.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swDocSpecification As DocumentSpecification
        Dim componentsArray(0) As String
        Dim components() As Object
        Dim name As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        'Set the specifications
        swDocSpecification = swApp.GetOpenDocSpec("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\bowl and chute.sldasm")
        componentsArray(0) = "food bowl-1@bowl and chute"
        components = componentsArray
        swDocSpecification.ComponentList = components
        swDocSpecification.Selective = True
        name = swDocSpecification.FileName
        swDocSpecification.DocumentType = swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY
        swDocSpecification.DisplayState = "Default_Display State-1"
        swDocSpecification.UseLightWeightDefault = False
        swDocSpecification.LightWeight = True
        swDocSpecification.Silent = True
        swDocSpecification.IgnoreHiddenComponents = True
        'Open the assembly document as per the specifications
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc7(swDocSpecification)
        errors = swDocSpecification.Error
        warnings = swDocSpecification.Warning
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class


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