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Insert and Rotate Camera Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert and rotate a camera.

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

' Preconditions: Specified part document exists.

'

' Postconditions: A camera is inserted in the model document,

'                 its type changed to floating, and rotated

'                 (i.e., its pitch and yaw modified).

'

' NOTE: Because the part document is used in an

' online tutorial, do not save any changes when

' closing the document.

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

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

 

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

 

    Public Sub main()

 

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension

        Dim swCamera As Camera

        Dim fileerror As Long, filewarning As Long

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

 

        ' Open part document

        swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\photowks\tutorial\coffeecup.sldprt", swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", fileerror, filewarning)

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

 

        ' Insert a camera

        swCamera = swModelDocExt.InsertCamera

 

        ' Set camera type to floating

        swCamera.Type = swCameraType_e.swCameraType_Floating

 

        ' Show camera

        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Camera1", "CAMERAS", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        boolstatus = swModel.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDisplayCameras, True)

        swModel.GraphicsRedraw2()

 

        ' Get camera's pitch and yaw settings

        Debug.Print("Original pitch (up or down angle)     = " & swCamera.Pitch * 57.3 & " deg")

        Debug.Print("Original yaw (side-to-side angle)     = " & swCamera.Yaw * 57.3 & " deg")

        Debug.Print(" ")

 

        ' Rotate camera

        swCamera.Pitch = -25

        swCamera.Yaw = 150

 

        ' New pitch and yaw settings

        Debug.Print("New pitch (up or down angle)          = " & swCamera.Pitch * 57.3 & " deg")

        Debug.Print("New yaw (side-to-side angle)          = " & swCamera.Yaw * 57.3 & " deg")

        swModel.GraphicsRedraw2()

 

    End Sub

 

    ''' <summary>

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

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks

 

End Class



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