4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 10:42 AM by Mitch Najmitch

    Solidworks API: Get components in order as they appear in FeatureManager

    Mitch Najmitch

      Hi, I am trying to get all the components (parts and assemblies) from the root assembly. I wan't the components to be in the order as they appear in the FeatureManager tree.


      Using the API quide a wrote macro posted bellow. Problem is, that call to entity.GetComponent allways returns Nothing. Can please anyone help me with this?


      Thank you




      Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

      Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

      Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature

      Dim entity As entity

      Dim component As Component2



      Sub main()


          Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

          Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


          Set swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature


          While Not swFeat Is Nothing


              Set entity = swFeat


              If entity.GetType = swSelectType_e.swSelCOMPONENTS Then


                  Set component = entity.GetComponent


                  MsgBox "Name: " & component.Name2


               End If

               Set swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature


      End Sub