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What is the difference between ThisDoc.Document and ThisApplication.ActiveDocument in iLogic?

A - answer When coding a rule (macro) in iLogic, the active document in Inventor can be referred in two main ways - ThisDoc.Document and ThisApplication.ActiveDocument.

How do they differ and which one to prefer? The object reference ThisDoc.Document may slightly differ from ThisApplication.ActiveDocument in the iLogic environment - so it may refer a different document (e.g. an IPT part). The object "ThisDoc" always points to the document containing the current iLogic rule, while the object "ActiveDocument" is the currently active document in terms of the Inventor application - it is not necessarily the same document as the document containing the running ilogic rule. For consistency of proper context in your iLogic code always prefer the reference ThisDoc.Document.

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19.2.2018    3065×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 12520:How to set Inventor Display style and Lighting style from an iLogic macro?
Tip 12508:How to assign an expression (not value) to a user parameter with iLogic?
Tip 12451:How to fill a material or appearance name into part's iProperties?
Tip 12432:Parse/replace Inventor iProperties using regular expressions.
Tip 12392:Export unfolds of sheetmetal parts to DXF - parameters for iLogic and VBA


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