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using catalog browser with vba

using catalog browser with vba

using catalog browser with vba

Hi guys i would like to do this with the vba on catia :

1 : open the catalogue browser that is ok => CATIA.StartCommand ("Catalog Browser")
2 : set the current lib as I want => I don't know how to set this...
3 : set the filter with a input value with a inputbox
4 : Search it
5 : select the part (only one available)
6 : copy and past it in a current catproduct

I have a major issue that when I start the command I can't make a sendkeys because the Catalog Browser is not activate windows...

Do you have some solution ?
Here is my little code...

CODE --> CATmain

Sub CATMain()


Dim productDocument1 As ProductDocument
Set productDocument1 = CATIA.ActiveDocument

Dim selection1 As Selection
Set selection1 = productDocument1.Selection

CATIA.StartCommand ("Catalog Browser")

SendKeys ("a")

End Sub 
Thx for your help guys !

RE: using catalog browser with vba

Although it is possible to do with WinAPI and out-of-process VBA or .NET, it is a terrible idea since you have to code a lot of non-obvious stuff to get CATIA windows working.

The only viable solution is to use CAA.

RE: using catalog browser with vba


Yeah ! Actually I think about it but my main issue is activate an other window and back to Catia window.
If we can do that, it's better.
I have my "Catalog" on VPM so it's Firefox/Mozilla running window and Catia window who have to work together. Do you know how to do that ?

@Little Cthulhu
I'm sorry but i'm a noob in vba and script. What is CAA ?

RE: using catalog browser with vba

CAA is C++ framework.

Firefox? Are you on V5 or on 3Dx?

RE: using catalog browser with vba

Sry about the lack :(
I'm working on the Catia V5 with VPM 3.0

@Little Cthulhu
With C++ we could do it ?

RE: using catalog browser with vba

VPM 3.0? What release are you on?

CAA requires it's own license which is not cheap at all.

RE: using catalog browser with vba

Hi guys,

Sorry for the delay...
I always looking for a tips to load part under a product using the catalog browser... Can we do that without macro ? Maybe with a list ?
I'm actually on DMA and they call it DMA 3.2... I don"t know more...

Thanks for your help !

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