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Instance Name & number from selected part

Instance Name & number from selected part

Instance Name & number from selected part

(OP)
Hi,
I'm trying to get the instance name from a selected part but with no luck.
I cant find anything in the v5 automation file but found some code online.
I have asked this in another thread but I thought I would ask everyone as i'm stuck.


Set InstName = CATIA.ActiveDocument.Selection.Name.Value "dosent work"
&
Set InstName = sSel.Item(1).Value "This one returns the part name"

thanks
Alan

RE: Instance Name & number from selected part

Hello,

If you are in an assembly and you've selected a product from the tree, you'd have to use this:

CODE -->

InstName = sSel.item(1).Value.Name 

You'd also need to learn basic VBA concept before attempting to script in CATIA (e.g. use 'set' to assign object to variables, not strings).

Calin

RE: Instance Name & number from selected part

(OP)
Hi Calin,
Thanks for the reply but the code would show the part name not the instance name & number.
Do you know how to modify it to do so?

regards
Alan

RE: Instance Name & number from selected part

Hello,

I am very sure that IF you are in an assembly (CATProduct), your active document is the CATProduct and you select an item from the tree, the code I provided would return the Instance Name not the Part Number.

Please see the attached image for details.

Calin

RE: Instance Name & number from selected part

(OP)
Hi Calin,
Your quite right.

Thanks
Alan

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