This PowerShell script allows extracting the conisio url to the specified file in the vault. This link can be used to get a persistent link to a file which can be used by any SOLIDWORKS PDM users.

SOLIDWORKS PDM API is used to extract the data required to form the conisio url: file id, folder id, etc.

Create 2 script files and paste the code below:

get-url.ps1

$vault_name=$args[0]
$filePath=$args[1]
$action=$args[2]

$Source = @"
Imports System
Imports System.IO

Public Class SwPdmTools

    'open view explore get lock properties history
    Public Shared Sub GetHyperlink(vaultName As String, filePath As String, action As String)

        Dim vault As Object = Activator.CreateInstance(Type.GetTypeFromProgID("ConisioLib.EdmVault"))

        vault.LoginAuto(vaultName, 0)

        Dim folderPath As String = Path.GetDirectoryName(filePath)
        Dim fileName As String = Path.GetFileName(filePath)

        Dim folder As Object = vault.GetFolderFromPath(folderPath)
        Dim file As Object = folder.GetFile(fileName)

        If Not file Is Nothing Then

            Const EdmObject_File As Integer = 1
            Dim url As String = String.Format("conisio://{0}/{1}?projectid={2}&documentid={3}&objecttype={4}", vaultName, action, folder.ID, file.ID, EdmObject_File)
            Console.WriteLine(url)

        End If

    End Sub

End Class
"@

Add-Type -TypeDefinition $Source -Language VisualBasic

[SwPdmTools]::GetHyperlink($vault_name, $filePath, $action)

get-url.cmd

SET vaultName=%1
SET filePath=%2
SET action=%3

PowerShell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File "%~dp0get-url.ps1" %vaultName% %filePath% %action%

Call the command line with the following parameters

  • Vault Name
  • Full path to a file
  • Action for the hyperlink. Select one of the following:
    • open
    • view
    • explore
    • get
    • lock
    • properties
    • history

For example:

get-url myvault "D:\myvault\part.sldprt" explore

The hyperlink is output to console:

Conisio url is output to console window
Conisio url is output to console window

This hyperlink can be used now to access the file.

Conisio url inserted to the link in e-mail
Conisio url inserted to the link in e-mail