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This macro demonstrates how to open the folder of the selected component in the assembly in the Windows File Explorer using SOLIDWORKS API.
The component’s file will be preselected in the opened window.
This macro will produce similar results to the following manual steps:
- Open component in its own window
- Go to File Menu
- Select the file from the Open Recent
- Select “Show In Folder” option
If none of the components selected then the path of active model will be opened.
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2 Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr Dim swComp As SldWorks.Component2 Sub main() On Error Resume Next Set swApp = Application.SldWorks Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc If Not swModel Is Nothing Then Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager Set swComp = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectsComponent3(1, -1) Dim path As String If Not swComp Is Nothing Then path = swComp.GetPathName Else path = swModel.GetPathName End If If path <> "" Then Shell "explorer.exe /select, " & """" & path & """" Else MsgBox "Model is not saved" End If Else MsgBox "Please open assembly document and select the component" End If End Sub