Hide Table of Contents

Apply and Remove Texture Example (VBA)

This example shows how to apply a texture to a face by display state and remove it by configuration.

' Preconditions: Ensure that the specified part exists.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The texture is applied to the selected face.
' 2. Press F5 to continue running the macro.
' 3. Examine the part to verify that the texture
'    was removed from the Default configuration.

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim face As SldWorks.Face2
Dim texture As SldWorks.texture
Dim modelview As SldWorks.modelview
Dim status As Boolean
Dim displayState As String
Dim errors As Long
Dim warnings As Long
Dim namStr As String
Dim atIndex(1) As Long

Sub main()

    ' Open the document and select a face
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6("c:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\api\pplate.sldprt", swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -0.02341747645642, 0.03900188771217, -0.008053400767039, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set face = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

    ' Set the texture on the selected face in the specified display state

    displayState = "<Default>_Display State 1"
    namStr = "<SystemTexture>\images\textures\pattern\checker2.jpg"

    Set texture = swModelDocExt.CreateTexture(namStr, 5, 45, False)
    status = face.SetTextureByDisplayState(displayState, texture)

    ' Redraw the window view
    Set modelview = swModel.ActiveView
    modelview.GraphicsRedraw (Empty)

    ' Examine the selected face to verify that the specified texture was set
    ' Press F5 to continue running macro


    ' Remove the texture from the face in the specified configuration
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -0.02341747645642, 0.03900188771217, -0.008053400767039, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set face = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    status = face.RemoveTexture2("Default")

    ' Deselect the face to verify that the texture was removed
    atIndex(1) = 1
    status = swSelMgr.DeSelect2(atIndex, -1)

End Sub

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Apply and Remove Texture Example (VBA)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2013 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.