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Insert and Position DXF File in Drawing Example (VBA)

This examples shows how to insert and position a DXF file in a drawing.




' Preconditions:

'        (1) Drawing is open.

'        (2) Specified DXF file exists.

'        (3) Sheet where you want to insert the DXF file is selected.


' Postconditions: Specified DXF file inserted and positioned as a drawing view.



Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Const sDwgFileName                  As String = "D:\samples\rainbow.DXF"


    Dim swApp                           As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                         As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swDraw                          As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

    Dim swFeatMgr                       As SldWorks.FeatureManager

    Dim swFeat                          As SldWorks.feature

    Dim swSketch                        As SldWorks.sketch

    Dim swView                          As SldWorks.View

    Dim vPos                            As Variant

    Dim bRet                            As Boolean

    Dim nRetVal                         As Long

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swDraw = swModel

    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.InsertDwgOrDxfFile(sDwgFileName)

    Set swSketch = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2


    Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView

    Do While Not swView Is Nothing

        If swSketch Is swView.GetSketch Then

            Exit Do

        End If


        Set swView = swView.GetNextView



    vPos = swView.position


    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Sketch       = " & swFeat.Name

    Debug.Print "  View         = " & swView.Name

    Debug.Print "    Old Pos    = (" & vPos(0) * 1000# & ", " & vPos(1) * 1000# & ") mm"


    ' Move to right

    vPos(0) = vPos(0) + 0.01

    swView.position = vPos


    vPos = swView.position

    Debug.Print "    New Pos    = (" & vPos(0) * 1000# & ", " & vPos(1) * 1000# & ") mm"


    ' Redraw


End Sub


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