API: How to export an assembly component to a Parasolid file (VBA, VB.NET, C#)

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    This example shows how to export a selected assembly component to a Parasolid file.

     

    Problem statement:


    Exporting a part from an assembly is usually a matter of traversing the assembly and calling ModelDocExtension::SaveAs with the appropriate file extension. However, this will export a file using the last-used configuration and not the configuration as used in the context of the assembly. Furthermore, this does not take into account assembly-level or in-context features.

     

    The solution is to create a temporary part, add the body from the assembly component, and export the part from the temporary part.

     

    1. Extract the archive in a convenient location.
    2. Open an assembly.
    3. Select a component in the main assembly or one of its sub-assemblies.
    4. Run the macro (VBA, VB.NET, or C#) in the SolidWorks Macro Editor.

     

    A Parasolid file is saved to the current directory, overwriting any existing file.

     

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