Change system page setup options in SOLIDWORKS using API in macro


Page Setup
Page Setup

This example demonstrates how to change the system page setup option (paper size and scale) and set the current document options to use the system settings using SOLIDWORKS API.

This example also demonstrates how to retrieve the system specific paper size integer for IPageSetup::PrinterPaperSize by specifying the paper name.

Private Declare PtrSafe Function DeviceCapabilities Lib "winspool.drv" Alias "DeviceCapabilitiesA" (ByVal lpDeviceName As String, ByVal lpPort As String, ByVal iIndex As Long, ByRef lpOutput As Any, ByRef lpDevMode As Any) As Long

Const PAPER_NAME As String = "A4"

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    If Not swModel Is Nothing Then
        Dim swAppPageSetup As SldWorks.PageSetup
        Set swAppPageSetup = swModel.Extension.AppPageSetup
        swAppPageSetup.PrinterPaperSize = GetPaper(swModel.Printer, PAPER_NAME)
        swAppPageSetup.ScaleToFit = False
        swAppPageSetup.Scale2 = 50
        swModel.Extension.UsePageSetup = swPageSetupInUse_e.swPageSetupInUse_Application
        MsgBox "Please open the model"
    End If
End Sub

Public Function GetPaper(printerName As String, paperName As String) As Integer
    Const DC_PAPERNAMES As Integer = &H10
    Const DC_PAPERS As Integer = &H2
    Dim papersCount As Integer
    papersCount = DeviceCapabilities(printerName, "", DC_PAPERS, ByVal vbNullString, 0)
    If papersCount > 0 Then
        Dim papersCodes() As Integer
        ReDim papersCodes(papersCount - 1)
        DeviceCapabilities printerName, "", DC_PAPERS, papersCodes(0), 0
        Dim papersNames As String
        papersNames = String$(64 * papersCount, 0)
        DeviceCapabilities printerName, "", DC_PAPERNAMES, ByVal papersNames, 0
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To papersCount
            If LCase(ParsePaperName(papersNames, 64 * i + 1)) = LCase(paperName) Then
                GetPaper = papersCodes(i)
            End If
        Err.Raise vbError, "", "No sizes available for the specified printer"
    End If
End Function

Function ParsePaperName(papersNames As String, offset As Integer) As String

    Dim paperName As String
    paperName = Mid(papersNames, offset, 64)
    Dim nullCharIndex As Integer
    nullCharIndex = InStr(paperName, vbNullChar)
    If nullCharIndex <> 0 Then
        paperName = Left$(paperName, nullCharIndex - 1)
    End If
    ParsePaperName = paperName
End Function

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