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Convert Drawing Views to Sketch Blocks Example (VBA)

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.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim drawDoc As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
Dim selMan As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim drview As SldWorks.View
Dim nPt(2) As Double
Dim vPt    As Variant
Dim swMathUtil               As SldWorks.MathUtility
Dim insertionPt              As SldWorks.MathPoint
Dim position                 As SldWorks.MathPoint
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set drawDoc = Part
    Set swMathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility
    Set selMan = Part.SelectionManager
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set drview = selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    boolstatus = drview.ReplaceViewWithSketch
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View2", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set drview = selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    nPt(0) = 1.41
    nPt(1) = 3.88
    nPt(2) = 0
    vPt = nPt
    Set insertionPt = swMathUtil.CreatePoint(vPt)
    boolstatus = drview.ReplaceViewWithBlock(insertionPt)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View3", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set drview = selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    nPt(0) = 5.48
    nPt(1) = 5.22
    nPt(2) = 0
    vPt = nPt
    Set position = swMathUtil.CreatePoint(vPt)
    boolstatus = drview.InsertViewAsBlock(insertionPt, position)
End Sub

 



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