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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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