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Open Document Silently Example (VBA)

This example shows how to open a document silently; that is, without dialog boxes.




' Preconditions: sDocFileName exists at the specified location.


' Postconditions: sDocFileName opens silently.



Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Const sDocFileName      As String = "C:\samples\hotrod.SLDprt"


    Dim swApp               As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel             As SldWorks.modelDoc

    Dim nDocType            As Long

    Dim nErrors             As Long

    Dim nWarnings           As Long


    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")


    ' Determine type of SOLIDWORKS file based on file extension

    If InStr(LCase(sDocFileName), "sldprt") > 0 Then

        nDocType = swDocPART

    ElseIf InStr(LCase(sDocFileName), "sldasm") > 0 Then

        nDocType = swDocASSEMBLY

    ElseIf InStr(LCase(sDocFileName), "slddrw") > 0 Then

        nDocType = swDocDRAWING


        ' Probably not a SOLIDWORKS file...

        nDocType = swDocNONE


        '...so the file cannot be opened

        Exit Sub

    End If


    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(sDocFileName, nDocType, _

                    swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", nErrors, nWarnings)


    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Error    = " & nErrors

    Debug.Print "  Warnings = " & nWarnings

End Sub


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