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Save Document As TIFF Example (VBA)

This example shows how to:

  • Set TIFF export options

  • Save the active document to a .tif format in the same directory as the model document.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets TIFF settings.
' 2. Saves the model document as a TIFF file to the same folder as
'    the model document and overwrites any existing file of the same name
'    in that folder.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window and the folder where the TIFF file
'    was saved.
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim sPathName As String
    Dim nRetVal As Long
    Dim nErrors As Long
    Dim nWarnings As Long
    Dim bRe As Boolean
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    ' Get current TIFF settings
    Debug.Print "PrintScaleToFit        = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle(swTiffPrintScaleToFit))
    Debug.Print "ScreenOrPrintCapture   = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swTiffScreenOrPrintCapture))
    Debug.Print "ImageType              = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swTiffImageType))
    Debug.Print "CompressionScheme      = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swTiffCompressionScheme))
    Debug.Print "PrintDPI               = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swTiffPrintDPI))
    Debug.Print "PrintPaperSize         = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swTiffPrintPaperSize))
    Debug.Print "PrintScaleFactor       = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swTiffPrintScaleFactor))
    Debug.Print "DrawingPaperHeight     = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swTiffPrintDrawingPaperHeight))
    Debug.Print "DrawingPaperWidth      = " + Str(swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swTiffPrintDrawingPaperWidth))
    ' Strip off SOLIDWORKS file name extension (sldprt, sldasm, or slddrw)
    ' and add TIFF extension (tif)
    sPathName = swModel.GetPathName
    sPathName = Left(sPathName, Len(sPathName) - 6)
    sPathName = sPathName + "tif"
    Debug.Print sPathName
    bRet = swModel.SaveAs4(sPathName, swSaveAsCurrentVersion, swSaveAsOptions_Silent, nErrors, nWarnings)
    If bRet = False Then
        nRetVal = swApp.SendMsgToUser2("Problems saving file.", swMbWarning, swMbOk)
    End If
End Sub

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