Enhance standard SOLIDWORKS 3D bounding box by making its edges selectable
This VBA macro will listen for SOLIDWORKS commands (e.g. opening, rebuilding, suppressing, resolving etc.) using SOLIDWORKS API and identify the long running ones by matching the execution time to the user assigned delay period. If the command is running longer then this period, the beep signal is played notifying the user that the command is completed. If command is executed faster than no sound is played.
This can be useful when working with large models as it is possible to switch the screens or perform another activity while command is being executed and be notified once the operation is completed without the need to constantly monitor the progress.
- Create new macro and add the following code
Const MIN_DELAY As Integer = 5 Dim swCmdsListener As CommandsListener Sub main() Set swCmdsListener = New CommandsListener swCmdsListener.MinimumDelay = MIN_DELAY End Sub
- Specify the command minimum delay in seconds by changing the value of MIN_DELAY constant
- Create new class module and name it CommandsListener. Paste the following code into the class module:
- Start the macro. To automatically start the macro with every SOLIDWORKS session follow the Run SOLIDWORKS macro automatically on application start article.
Dim WithEvents swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks Dim IsCommandStarted As Boolean Dim StartCommand As Long Dim StartCommandTimeStamp As Date Public MinimumDelay As Double Private Sub Class_Initialize() Set swApp = Application.SldWorks End Sub Private Function swApp_CommandOpenPreNotify(ByVal Command As Long, ByVal UserCommand As Long) As Long IsCommandStarted = True StartCommand = Command StartCommandTimeStamp = Now swApp_CommandOpenPreNotify = 0 End Function Private Function swApp_CommandCloseNotify(ByVal Command As Long, ByVal reason As Long) As Long If IsCommandStarted And Command = StartCommand Then IsCommandStarted = False Dim diff As Integer diff = CInt(DateDiff("s", StartCommandTimeStamp, Now)) Debug.Print diff If diff >= MinimumDelay Then Beep End If End If swApp_CommandCloseNotify = 0 End Function