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Force Rebuild Example (VBA)

This example shows how to force a rebuild of a model.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Rebuilds the model.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: This macro turns off saving the model automatically. Before
' running this macro, click Tools > Options >
' System Options > Backup/Recover > Save auto-recover information
' every. If saving the model automatically before running this
' macro, then change this option back to its original values 
' after running the macro.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim nStart As Single
    Dim i As Long
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc    
    ' Turn off saving model automatically
    swApp.SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue swAutoSaveInterval, False        
    ' Use VBA Timer function to calculate time to rebuild model
    nStart = Timer    
    bRet = swModel.ForceRebuild3(False)    
    Debug.Print "File = " + swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "  Time to rebuild model = " & Timer - nStart & " sec"
End Sub

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