2 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2018 12:54 PM by Vignesh N.

    Need help with SW DM API for Where Used Functionality

    Vignesh N.

      Hi All ,


      I have an issue with Where used function from Solidworks Document Manager API.


      I try to fetch the drawing from the Part using where used function. But my return object is nothing.


      Code :


      Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swdocumentmgr

      Imports System

      Imports System.IO

      Imports System.Diagnostics

      Imports System.Collections.Generic

      Imports System.Text

      Public Class Form1



          Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click





              Const sLicenseKey As String = "Lickey"

              Const sDocFileName As String = "C:\temp\Clone_Trail\Part1.SLDPRT"

              Dim dmClassFact As SwDMClassFactory

              Dim dmDocMgr As SwDMApplication3

              Dim dmDoc As SwDMDocument17

              Dim dmDoc2 As SwDMDocument17

              Dim nRetVal As SwDmDocumentOpenError

              Dim dmSearchOpt As SwDMSearchOption

              Dim dmExtRefOption As SwDMExternalReferenceOption

              Dim numExtRefs As Integer

              Dim value As System.Object







              dmClassFact = CreateObject("SwDocumentMgr.SwDMClassFactory")

              dmDocMgr = dmClassFact.GetApplication(sLicenseKey)

              dmExtRefOption = dmDocMgr.GetExternalReferenceOptionObject

              dmSearchOpt = dmDocMgr.GetSearchOptionObject

              dmSearchOpt.SearchFilters = (SwDmSearchFilters.SwDmSearchForDrawing)







              dmDoc = dmDocMgr.GetDocument(sDocFileName, GetDocType(sDocFileName), False, nRetVal)

              value = dmDoc.WhereUsed(dmSearchOpt)

          End Sub



          Private Function GetDocType(ByVal name As String) As SwDmDocumentType

              Dim nDocType As SwDmDocumentType = SwDmDocumentType.swDmDocumentUnknown

              If name.EndsWith("SLDPRT") Then

                  nDocType = SwDmDocumentType.swDmDocumentPart

              ElseIf name.EndsWith("SLDASM") Then

                  nDocType = SwDmDocumentType.swDmDocumentAssembly

              End If





              Return nDocType

          End Function


      Help is much appreciated !!!!


      Vignesh N