Show With Dependents command in assembly
Show With Dependents command in assembly

This example demonstrates how to call the ‘Show With Dependents’ command for components or assembly to show all components at once using SOLIDWORKS API and Windows API.

Macro will call the command for the selected component or for the assembly (if no components selected).

#If VBA7 Then
     Private Declare PtrSafe Function SendMessage Lib "User32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
#Else
     Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "User32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
#End If
 
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
 
Sub main()
 
     Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
     
     Dim swAssy As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
     Set swAssy = swApp.ActiveDoc
     
     If Not swAssy Is Nothing Then
     
        Dim swComp As SldWorks.Component2
        Set swComp = swAssy.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectsComponent3(1, -1)
        
        If swComp Is Nothing Then
            Set swComp = swAssy.ConfigurationManager.ActiveConfiguration.GetRootComponent3(False)
        End If
        
        ShowWithDependents swComp
        
     Else
        MsgBox "Please open assembly"
     End If
     
 End Sub
 
Sub ShowWithDependents(comp As SldWorks.Component2)
    
    comp.Select4 False, Nothing, False
    
    Const WM_COMMAND As Long = &H111
    Const SHOW_WITH_DEPENDENTS_CMD As Long = 33227
    
    Dim swFrame As SldWorks.Frame
    
    Set swFrame = swApp.Frame
    
    SendMessage swFrame.GetHWnd(), WM_COMMAND, SHOW_WITH_DEPENDENTS_CMD, 0
     
End Sub