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Macro which suppresses all folders of the same name in an assembly

Question asked by Kyle Schutte on May 7, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2016 by Kyle Lami



I am trying to create a macro which will suppress all folders of the same name in an assembly. In my case, I have added all the fasteners in each sub-assembly to a folder appropriately named "Fasteners", so that I can easily suppress all fasteners in an assembly by simply toggling the folder. This helps our sluggish computers handle the model better as there are many, many fasteners within the master assembly.


So - my overall goal is to be able to run a macro while in the master assembly which will suppress all fasteners. The macro below is my best attempt and falls short as it only suppresses the "Fasteners" folder in the top-level of the assembly.


Any help is greatly appreciated.




Dim swApp As Object



Dim Part As Object

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long



Sub main()



Set swApp = _




Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Fasteners", "FTRFOLDER", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)


Part.ClearSelection2 True

End Sub