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Add Default Appearance Example (VBA)

This method adds a default appearance to the model.




' Preconditions: Model document is open. RealView Graphics

'                is enabled.


' Postcondition: The specified appearance

'                is applied to the model.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swAppearance 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


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


' Get the appearance to add to the model

Set swAppearance = swModelDocExt.CreateRenderMaterial

boolstatus = swAppearance.AddEntity(swModel)

strName = "c:\Program Files\solidworks\solidworks\data\graphics\materials\metal\aluminum\brushed aluminum.p2m"

swAppearance.FileName = strName

strName = "C:\Program Files\solidworks\solidworks\data\graphics\Images\preview\legacy\brushed aluminum.bmp"

swAppearance.TextureFilename = strName

swAppearance.MappingType = 0

swAppearance.Width = 0.1

swAppearance.Height = 0.1

swAppearance.FixedAspectRatio = False

swAppearance.FitHeight = True

swAppearance.FitWidth = True

swAppearance.ColorForm = 0

' Apply the appearance to the model

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.AddDefaultRenderMaterial(swAppearance, nDecalID)


' Rebuild the model to see the newly applied appearance

Call swModel.Rebuild(swRebuildAll)


End Sub

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