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Convert Drawing Views to Sketch Blocks Example (C#)

This example shows how to convert drawing views to sketches and sketch blocks.

// Preconditions: Open:
//    install_dir\samples\tutorial\api\ReplaceView.slddrw
// Postconditions:
// 1. Drawing View1 is converted to a sketch.
// 2. Drawing View2 is converted to a sketch block
// 3. Drawing View3 is converted to a sketch block at a new position in the drawing.
// NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
// do not save changes when closing it.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace ConvertViewToSketch_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro

ModelDoc2 Part;
bool boolstatus;
DrawingDoc drawDoc;
SelectionMgr selMan;
View drview;
double[] nPt = new double[3];
object vPt;
MathUtility swMathUtil;
MathPoint insertionPt;

MathPoint position;

public void Main()
            Part = (
            drawDoc = (
            swMathUtil = (
            selMan = (

            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
            drview = (
View)selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0);
            boolstatus = drview.ReplaceViewWithSketch();

            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View2", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
            drview = (
View)selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0);

            nPt[0] = 1.41;
            nPt[1] = 3.88;
            nPt[2] = 0;
            vPt = nPt;
            insertionPt = (
            boolstatus = drview.ReplaceViewWithBlock(insertionPt);

            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View3", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
            drview = (
View)selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0);

            nPt[0] = 5.48;
            nPt[1] = 5.22;
            nPt[2] = 0;
            vPt = nPt;
            position = (
            boolstatus = drview.InsertViewAsBlock(insertionPt, position);


public SldWorks swApp;



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