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Open an Assembly in Large Design Review Mode Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to open an assembly in Large Design Review mode.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Open a large assembly document in Large Design Review mode.
'
' Run macro: Click OK in the Name Snapshot dialog box.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. A section view is created.
' 2. Four snapshots are created in DisplayManager:
'    * Home
'    * ASnap
'    * Snap2
'    * Snap3
'    Inspect the Immediate window for snapshot information.
' 3. All of the components in the assembly are hidden.
'    Inspect the Immediate window for the names of the hidden components.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim Part As AssemblyDoc
    
Dim snap As SnapShot
    
Dim comps As Object
    Dim snaps As Object
    Dim snap1 As SnapShot
    
Dim snap2 As SnapShot
    
Dim snap3 As SnapShot
    
Dim i As Long
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Sub main()

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

        
' Create section view
        Dim sViewData As SectionViewData
        sViewData = Part.ModelViewManager.CreateSectionViewData()
        sViewData.FirstPlane =
Nothing
        sViewData.FirstReverseDirection = False
        sViewData.FirstOffset = -0.00508
        sViewData.FirstRotationX = 0
        sViewData.FirstRotationY = 0
        sViewData.FirstColor = 16711680
        sViewData.ShowSectionCap =
True
        sViewData.KeepCapColor = True

        Dim mvmgr As ModelViewManager
        mvmgr = Part.ModelViewManager
        boolstatus = mvmgr.CreateSectionView(sViewData)
        Part.ClearSelection2(
True)
        Part.ShowNamedView2(
"*Front", 1)
        Part.ShowNamedView2(
"*Dimetric", 9)

        
' Add a named snapshot
        snap1 = mvmgr.AddSnapShot("ASnap")
        
' Open dialog box to name the next snapshot
        snap2 = mvmgr.AddSnapShot("?")
        
' Add a snapshot with the next default name
        snap3 = mvmgr.AddSnapShot("")

        snap1.Comment =
"<TS> This is a comment for ASnap."

        snaps = mvmgr.GetSnapShots

        
For i = 0 To UBound(snaps)
            snap = snaps(i)
            snap.Activate()
            Debug.Print(
"Snapshot name: " & snap.Name)
            Debug.Print(
"      Comment: " & snap.Comment)
            Debug.Print(
"       ViewID: " & snap.ViewId)
        
Next

        Dim comp As Component2
        comps = Part.GetComponents(
False)
        Debug.Print(
"")
        Debug.Print(
"SelectByID names of components:")
        Debug.Print(
"")
        
For i = 0 To UBound(comps)
            comp = comps(i)
            
If comp.IsRoot Then
                Debug.Print("Root Component " & comp.GetSelectByIDString)
            
Else
                Debug.Print("     " & comp.GetSelectByIDString)
                
' Hide each component in the assembly
                comp.Visible = 0
            
End If
        Next

        ' OPTIONAL: At this point, select one or more components
        ' in the FeatureManager design tree
        '
        ' Fully resolve only the selected components
        Part.SelectiveOpen(True, False)

    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 

 



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