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unlock design table after a call of SetConfigurationParams

Question asked by Jana Stahn on Jan 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2017 by Jana Stahn

I made a VBA macro that suppresses a component of an assembly via IConfigurationManager.SetConfigurationParams.

Here is the code (I also attached it):




Sub main()


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim activeDoc As ModelDoc2

Dim assyDoc As AssemblyDoc

Dim vComponents As Variant

Dim swComp As Component2

Dim compNameInstance As String

Dim key(0) As String

Dim vKeys As Variant

Dim val(0) As String

Dim vVals As Variant

Dim swConfMgr As SldWorks.ConfigurationManager

Dim swConf As SldWorks.Configuration

Dim confName As String

Dim success As Boolean


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set activeDoc = swApp.activeDoc

Set assyDoc = activeDoc


vComponents = assyDoc.GetComponents(True)

Set swComp = vComponents(0)

compNameInstance = swComp.Name2

compNameInstance = Replace(compNameInstance, "-", "<") + ">"


key(0) = "$state@" + compNameInstance

val(0) = "S"

vKeys = key

vVals = val


Set swConfMgr = activeDoc.ConfigurationManager

Set swConf = swConfMgr.ActiveConfiguration


confName = swConf.Name

success = swConfMgr.SetConfigurationParams(confName, vKeys, vVals)


Debug.Print "success? -> "; success

End Sub




It does what it should do, BUT: After it was run, it is not possible to unsuppress the component by hand. If I try, I get this:


This happens for all assemblies I tried so far - no matter if they have a design table or not. I attached two of them.


I have tried some things regarding the design table:


Get it via IModelDoc2.GetDesignTable().

Check if it is null. => Always false.

Check if it is active (IDesignTable.IsActive()). => Always false.

Check if it is updatable (IDesignTable.Updatable). => Always true.

Update it and check if updating was successful (IDesignTable.UpdateTable(2, true)). => Always successful (true).

Delete the Design Table (IModelDoc2.DeleteDesignTable).


Nothing solves the problem.

Any ideas or hints?



PS: This problem seems to be quite old (check Problem with DesignTable and ConfigurationManager  )...