11 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2018 9:04 PM by Wayne Matus

    How Do You Select and Open Files in Design Binder Using API

    Jonathan Sterling

      Hi all,


      I have searched the forums here and external to this site trying to find any examples or discussions about the above topic to no avail.


      First, what I am trying to do is create a macro (vba) that will open a specifically named document we place in our SW files in the Design Binder.


      Second, the two avenues I went down was first to try doing a record to find what SW suggested which returns the following:


           Dim swApp As Object

           Dim Part As Object

           Dim boolstatus As Boolean

           Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

           Sub main()

                Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

                Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

                boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Design Journal.doc", "JOURNAL", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

           End Sub


      This unfortunately doesn't work at selecting the file, that's when I began digging leading to the second code I was able to piece together based on the runcommand:



           Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

           Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

           Dim swModExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

           Dim boolstatus As Boolean

           'Dim swComm As swCommand_e

           'Dim pmpTitle As String

           'Dim commandID As Long

           Sub main()

                boolstatus = False

                Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

                Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

                Set swModExt = swModel.Extension

                boolstatus = swModExt.RunCommand(swCommands_Activate_Doc_Or_Journal, "")

           End Sub


      This will open the file, but only if you select it in the feature tree first. So now I am back to square one of how to select the file in the feature tree. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.