8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2017 1:55 PM by Ryan Gerry

    GetObject returning nothing in 2017

    Ryan Gerry

      After installing SW2017 'GetObject(, "Sldworks.Application")' started to return no value in an Excel to SW macro (VBA). I have tried 'swApp = GetObject(, "Sldworks.Application")' and 'Set swApp = Application.SldWorks' with the same results. This macro has been running successfully in a number of versions prior. Has anyone run into this? Has anyone resolved this?


      Public Sub SW3dPoints1()

          Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

          Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

          Dim Feat As SldWorks.Feature

          Dim i As Integer

          Dim count As Integer

          Dim mySketchPoint As SldWorks.SketchPoint

          Dim pxf As String

          Dim myNote As SldWorks.Note

          Dim Annotation As Object

          Dim pX, pY, pZ As Variant

          Dim pName As Variant

          Dim nmArr() As Variant

          Dim pat As String

          Dim conversion As Double

          Dim selmgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

          Dim ranges As Range, sName As Range

          Dim MessageBox As Integer

          Dim numSets As Integer

          Dim curSet As Integer

          Dim Fctr As Integer

          Dim didNm As Boolean

          Dim SkNmArr As Variant

          Dim sufX As String

          Dim ifExCt As Variant



      MessageBox = MsgBox("Prerequisites: SolidWorks is running with a new Part Document open.  Sketches are closed.  A workbook containing X, Y, and Z coordinates to be plotted is open.  If desired, these points have a leftmost column containing their point name, which can be attatched as an annotation. " & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Press Cancel to stop and meet Prerequisites.", vbOKCancel)


      If MessageBox = 2 Then

      Exit Sub

      End If




          On Error Resume Next


         ' Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

         ' Set swApp = GetObject(, "Sldworks.Application")

          Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

          If swApp Is Nothing Then [this line is returns true]

          MsgBox "Macro could not find Solidworks Document.  Open Solidworks and rerun Macro." [Message is displayed]

          Exit Sub [Macro Ended]

          End If


      ...Code continues... [Macro is long and requires swAPP to be set]