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Get List of Configurations Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a list of configuration names for the active document.

'------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified assembly document exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified assembly document.
' 2. Gets the name of the file, name of the active configuration,
'    and the names of all configurations.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the assembly is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'-------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim configNames()  As String
    Dim configName As String
    Dim swConfig As SldWorks.Configuration
    Dim i As Long
    Dim errors As Long
    Dim warnings As Long
    Dim fileName As String
    
    Set swApp = SolidWorks.SldWorks
    fileName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\smartcomponents\pillow_block.sldasm"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
    'Get and print active model path and name
    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print ""
    'Get and print name of active configuration
    Set swConfig = swModel.GetActiveConfiguration
    Debug.Print "  Name of active configuration = " & swConfig.Name
    Debug.Print ""
   
    'Get and print names of all configurations
    configNames = swModel.GetConfigurationNames
    For i = 0 To UBound(configNames)
        configName = configNames(i)
        Set swConfig = swModel.GetConfigurationByName(configName)
        Debug.Print "  Name of configuration(" & i & ") = " & configName
        Debug.Print "    Use alternate name in BOM  = " & swConfig.UseAlternateNameInBOM
        Debug.Print "    Alternate name             = " + swConfig.AlternateName
        Debug.Print "    Comment                    = " + swConfig.Comment
        Debug.Print ""
    Next i
End Sub


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