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Add Along X Dimension to 3D Sketch Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add a display dimension along the x axis in a 3D sketch.

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

' Preconditions:

'   1. Open SolidWorks.

'   2. Verify the location of the part template.

 

' Postconditions:

'   1. Click the green check mark in the Modify dimension dialog

'      (look for the hidden dialog behind your other windows).

'   2. 3DSketch1 is in edit mode and contains a spline and a corner rectangle.

'   3. The display dimension of 84.455mm appears along the x axis starting at

'      (0.05, -0.091, 0.001) while the sketch is in edit mode.

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

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    Dim Part As ModelDoc2

    Dim myDisplayDim As DisplayDimension

    Dim myDimension As Object

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Dim longstatus As Integer

    Sub main()

        boolstatus = swApp.ResetUntitledCount(0, 0, 0)

        Part = swApp.NewDocument("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2010\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)

        swApp.ActivateDoc2("Part1", False, longstatus)

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

        Part.SketchManager.Insert3DSketch(True)

        Dim vSkLines As Object

        vSkLines = Part.SketchManager.CreateCornerRectangle(-0.05171778666374, 0.01933785938058, 0.03, 0.08445537697179, -0.04142795937025, -0.03)

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Right Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        Part.ClearSelection2(True)

        Dim pointArray As Object

        Dim points(11) As Double

        points(0) = 0

        points(1) = -0.03591009660795

        points(2) = 0.04608246573503

        points(3) = 0

        points(4) = 0.0147420284178

        points(5) = 0.005170989573514

        points(6) = 0

        points(7) = -0.006478053228363

        points(8) = -0.04282131900055

        points(9) = 0

        points(10) = -0.02294509596464

        points(11) = -0.09396066420243

        pointArray = points

        Dim skSegment As SketchSegment

        skSegment = Part.SketchManager.CreateSpline2((pointArray), True)

        Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch(True)

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("3DSketch1", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        Part.EditSketch()

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Point5", "SKETCHPOINT", 0, -0.03591009660795, 0.04608246573503, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Point4", "SKETCHPOINT", 0.08445537697179, 0.02732744880518, -0.01872625210654, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

        myDisplayDim = Part.SketchManager.AddAlongXDimension(0.05, -0.091, 0.001)

        Part.ClearSelection2(True)

        Part.ViewZoomtofit2()

    End Sub

   

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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