I have been set the task of designing a small exe file to run in Solid edge that will add some custom file properties to the model / assembly.
I did some very very basic programming as school using VB and i am using VB6 for this as that is what is available to me.
What i desire is that when the exe is executed a window pops up with several text boxes which the user enters the relevant data into and then click a command button which accepts the data and writes it to the Custom file properties. Some of the custom properties are component and sequence number.
I have designed the form but have no idea how to program the code.
If any one could give me any assistance in how to go about programming this it would be very much appreciated. I have looked at the programming with solid edge help but its all greek to me. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end
Posted by: Ian Braid Post date: 7/27/2008 11:32:24 PM
I don't have VB6 anymore so it's hard for me to give you a good example. Here is a VBA example that I wrote for you though.
' Add reference to Solid Edge File Properties Object Library (PropAuto.dll)Sub Example(fileName As String) Dim objPropertySets As SolidEdgeFileProperties.PropertySets Dim objProperties As SolidEdgeFileProperties.Properties Dim objProperty As SolidEdgeFileProperties.Property Dim objValue As Object Set objPropertySets = New SolidEdgeFileProperties.PropertySets ' Open the file for modification Call objPropertySets.Open(fileName, False) ' Open the 'Custom' property sets Set objProperties = objPropertySets.Item("Custom") ' Get a particular property Set objProperty = objProperties.Item("My Custom Property") ' Get the value. Can be Integer, String, Date or Boolean objValue = objProperty.Value ' Assign a new value objProperty.Value = "My Value" ' Save changes objPropertySets.Save ' Close property sets objPropertySets.Close ' Free COM objects Set objProperty = Nothing Set objProperties = Nothing Set objPropertySets = Nothing End Sub
Posted by: Jason Newell Post date: 8/3/2008 7:38:15 PM
Fantastic jason but i have a slight problem.I have altered the code so it links to the file i want to add the properties to and the properties i want to add but i get and error saying subscript out of range on the line highligthed in bold. Any ideas what causes this or have i altered the code wrong??