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NewDocument Method (ISldWorks)

Creates a new document based on the specified template.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function NewDocument( _
   ByVal TemplateName As System.String, _
   ByVal PaperSize As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Width As System.Double, _
   ByVal Height As System.Double _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim TemplateName As System.String
Dim PaperSize As System.Integer
Dim Width As System.Double
Dim Height As System.Double
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.NewDocument(TemplateName, PaperSize, Width, Height)
System.object NewDocument( 
   System.string TemplateName,
   System.int PaperSize,
   System.double Width,
   System.double Height
System.Object^ NewDocument( 
&   System.String^ TemplateName,
&   System.int PaperSize,
&   System.double Width,
&   System.double Height



Fully qualified path and name of the template to use for creating the new document


Size of paper as defined in swDwgPaperSizes_e


Width of paper; used only when PaperSize is swDwgPapersUserDefined

Height of paper; used only when PaperSize is swDwgPapersUserDefined

Return Value

Newly created document or NULL if the operation fails



To get the default template filename, use ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceStringValue.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2000 FCS, Revision Number 8.0

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