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Add Decal Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add a decal to a selected face on a part.


' Preconditions: Part document is open that

'                contains a model. A face on the

'                model is selected. PhotoWorks

'                was selected as an add-in

'                in SolidWorks (select Tools,

'                Add-ins, PhotoWorks)


' Postconditions: Decal is applied to the selected

'                face.


Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swFace As SldWorks.Face2

Dim swDecal As SldWorks.Decal

Dim swMaterial As SldWorks.RenderMaterial

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim strName As String

Dim nDecalID As Long


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


' Apply the decal

Set swDecal = swModelDocExt.CreateDecal

Set swMaterial = swDecal

boolstatus = swMaterial.AddEntity(swFace)

strName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks\data\graphics\Decals\Logos\sw.p2d"

swMaterial.FileName = strName

strName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks\data\graphics\Decals\Logos\sw.bmp"

swMaterial.TextureFilename = strName

swMaterial.MappingType = 0

swMaterial.FixedAspectRatio = False

swMaterial.FitHeight = True

swMaterial.FitWidth = True

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.AddDecal(swDecal, nDecalID)


' Rebuild the model to show the newly applied decal

Call swModel.Rebuild(swRebuildAll)

End Sub

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