Monday 13 January 2014

Cust 17: Solid Edge Documents: VB.Net Part 3

In this tutorial you learn using VB.Net, how to:

  1. Create new Solid Edge document.
  2. Save document.
  3. Save As a document with different name.
  4. Open a Solid Edge document.
  5. Count open documents in Solid Edge.
  6. Access the active document.
  7. Export a document to other CAD formats.
  8. Iterate through all open documents.
  9. Activate a desired document from among open documents.
  10. Close a specific document.
  11. Close all open documents at once


…continued from Part 2

The Close Selected button acts in a similar fashion as the activate button:

If lstFiles.SelectedIndex >= 0 Then
 MessageBox.Show("No file selected !", "Close")

The only difference or addition here is the item in the list for the file selected is removed from the list also. This way the documents in the list and in Solid Edge remain in sync.

Finally for the Close All button, a direct API is available:


The Close method of the documents collection oDocs which is not to be confused with the Close method of the document object oDoc closes all documents in Solid Edge. The Close method of the documents collection takes no argument.

Also note how the list is cleared since all documents in Solid Edge are now closed.

Summary: This covers most of the techniques related to documents in Solid Edge. Drop a comment below if you think any thing else related to Solid Edge documents needs to be covered.

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