Amit Kumar

Get the name of the part file from which part file is derived from

Discussion created by Amit Kumar on Mar 7, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2020 by Amit Kumar

I have a assembly file Sample.SLDASM and it contains two part files as references Part1.SLDPRT and Part2.SLDPRT.

I select Part1.SLDPRT file and click File->Derived Component Part. It opens the derived part in new window , then I save it as DerivedPart.SLDPRT.


I have two questions.


1) From my C++ plugin , how can I get the name of the part file from which this derived part is derived from ?

I tried using GetExternalReferenceName Method (IModelDoc2) but it gives me Sample.SLDASM  but the DerviedPart.SLDPRT is derived from Part1.SLDPRT. I am interested to know which api can help me in getting Part1.SLDPRT as a result .


2) DerivedPart.SLDPRT is a derived part file. Which SolidWorks API can tell me if a part file is dervied or not ?