1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 3, 2017 4:44 PM by Jason Kerns

    Adding PDM access/functions to a simple macro (VBA)

    Cad Admin

      I have a (few) simple macros i use that has code to update a models custom properties from a drawing. Currently It does everything silently, without opening the file.  Current code works fine.  Now i have a PDM system that requires the file to be checked out to change the model.


      I have (2) options:


      First option: Is there a way to add "silently" checkout so the properties can be updated. (don't really care about checking it back in)


      Second option: find out if the part model associated with the drawing "is" checked out, and if i can then prompt to do so

      Option Explicit 

          Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks 

          Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2 

          Dim swDraw                      As SldWorks.DrawingDoc 

          Dim swView                      As SldWorks.View 

          Dim swCustProp               As CustomPropertyManager


      Sub main() 


          Set swApp = Application.SldWorks 

          Set swDraw = swApp.ActiveDoc 


          Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView 

          Set swView = swView.GetNextView 

          Set swModel = swView.ReferencedDocument 


          Set swCustProp = swModel.Extension.CustomPropertyManager("") 

          swCustProp.Set "Description", "Test" 


      End Sub