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Open Document Example (VBA)

This example shows how to programmatically open a document and set the SOLIDWORKS working directory.

' Preconditions: Ensure that the specified document exists.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The specified document is opened.
' 2. The SOLIDWORKS working directory is set to the document directory.

Option Explicit

Dim swApp       As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim doc         As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim fileerror   As Long
Dim filewarning As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    swApp.Visible = True

    ' Get the current working directory before opening the document
    Debug.Print "Current working directory is " & swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory

    Set doc = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\chair.sldprt", swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", fileerror, filewarning)

    ' Opening a document with SldWorks::OpenDoc6 does not set the working directory
    Debug.Print "Current working directory is still " & swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory

    ' Set the working directory to the document directory
    swApp.SetCurrentWorkingDirectory (Left(doc.GetPathName, InStrRev(doc.GetPathName, "\")))

    Debug.Print "Current working directory is now " & swApp.GetCurrentWorkingDirectory

End Sub

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