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Saving design tables

Question asked by Damjan Čiča on Jul 6, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2017 by Damjan Čiča

Hi everyone.

I am having some issues saving design tables and reopening them. I have created a simple user form in a main excel file that updates the design table of every part, by that i mean it adds new configurations and dimensions. For it to work I need to open every excel file separately, update it and save it. Then I can open every part and new configurations are added.


I wanted to speed up the process, so I have created a simple VBA macro that opens every design table as an excel file, updates and closes it. That part works fine.

After updating every design table I open the parts, new configurations are added and everything works fine. The next step is where I am experiencing issues.


After closing the parts, the design tables are saved from SolidWorks. When I try to open them in excel after I get the following error:


Here is the VBA macro:

Option Explicit


Sub update_tablica()


Dim strFilepath As String

Dim strFilename(2) As String

Dim i As Integer


strFilepath = "C:\Users\dcica\Desktop\Stol\"

strFilename(0) = "Gornja ploča"

strFilename(1) = "Konstrukcija"

strFilename(2) = "Stol"


For i = 0 To 2


  1. Workbooks.Open (strFilepath & strFilename(i))
  2. Application.DisplayAlerts = False


Workbooks(strFilename(i)).SaveAs filename:=strFilepath & strFilename(i) & ".xlsx", FileFormat:=51




Next i


End Sub