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Insert Explode Line Sketch and Route Line Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a route line in an explode line sketch.


' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Preconditions: Open

'   <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\cosmosfloxpress\ball valve\ball_valve.sldasm


' Postconditions:

'   (1) An exploded view of the assembly is created.

'   (2) A route line, which is a type of explode line, is added.

'   (3) 3DExplode1, the explode line sketch, is located on the

'       ConfigurationManager tab. Click the ConfigurationManager

'       tab and expand default and ExplView1.


' NOTE: Because this assembly is used in a SolidWorks

'       online tutorial, do not save any changes when

'       you close the document.

' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swAssembly As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swSketch As SldWorks.Sketch

Dim swSketchMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager

Dim swEdge As SldWorks.Edge

Dim itemsToConnect(1) As Object

Dim itemsReverse(1) As Variant

Dim itemsPath(1) As Variant

Dim alongXYZ(1) As Variant

Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swAssembly = swModel

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

Set swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager


' Explode the assembly







' Insert an explode line sketch



' Select two edges for the route line

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", -0.006286592037611, 0.01346036693855, 0.001030754120677, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

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

Set itemsToConnect(0) = swEdge


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", 0.005570973324609, 0.01354160258214, 0.1620508231301, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

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

Set itemsToConnect(1) = swEdge


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


itemsReverse(0) = False

itemsReverse(1) = False

itemsPath(0) = True

itemsPath(1) = False

alongXYZ(0) = True

alongXYZ(1) = False


' Insert the route line in the explode line sketch

Set swSketch = swModel.GetActiveSketch2

Debug.Print "Route line inserted in explode line sketch? " & swSketch.InsertRouteLine(itemsToConnect, itemsReverse, itemsPath, alongXYZ)


' Close the explode line sketch



End Sub

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