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Insert Explode Line Sketch and Route Line Example (VB.NET)

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.

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

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro


    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

    Dim swAssembly As AssemblyDoc

    Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

    Dim swSketch As Sketch

    Dim swSketchMgr As SketchManager

    Dim swEdge As Edge

    Dim edgesIn(1) As Edge

    Dim itemsToConnect As Object

    Dim itemsReverse(1) As Object

    Dim itemsPath(1) As Object

    Dim alongXYZ(1) As Object

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean


    Sub main()


        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swAssembly = swModel

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

        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)

        swEdge = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        edgesIn(0) = swEdge




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

        swEdge = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        edgesIn(1) = swEdge




        itemsToConnect = edgesIn

        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

        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


    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

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