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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

    Stop
   

    ' 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



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