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Generate STL file with configuration name for my macro

Question asked by Normand Roy on Jun 8, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 8, 2015 by Normand Roy

Hi, im new to this forum. I wish i am at the right place to post my request. I am getting started with SW Macro!

All i want is to export over 1000 different configuration of one solidworks part into stl file. I know there is different way to proced. There is what i tried.


I made each configuration with design table with $PRP:"SW-Configuration Name" linked to my wrap text.

Then i record a quick macro to save my current part into stl file by one click.

I figured it would be easier to begin with a simple command like that. I know i could use bach exportation but i need to master how to simply export my file into stl with the configuration name.  Actually, it generate a stl file according to my part name.

The problem is i have to manually rename each stl file.







There is my VB file generated by SW macro


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

longstatus = Part.SaveAs3("C:\Users\Normand\Desktop\bague #9339_1, 2_epaisseur.STL", 0, 0)

End Sub


Actually i just want to know how to swap original save name with the configuration part in use


Forgive me, english is my second language.


Thank you.