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Convert Drawing Views to Sketch Blocks Example (VB.NET)

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.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim Part As ModelDoc2
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim drawDoc As DrawingDoc
Dim selMan As SelectionMgr
Dim drview As View
Dim nPt(2) As Double
    Dim vPt As Object
    Dim swMathUtil As MathUtility
Dim insertionPt As MathPoint
Dim position As MathPoint

Sub main()

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
        drawDoc = Part
        swMathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility
        selMan = Part.SelectionManager

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        drview = selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
        boolstatus = drview.ReplaceViewWithSketch

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View2", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        drview = selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

        nPt(0) = 1.41
        nPt(1) = 3.88
        nPt(2) = 0
        vPt = nPt
        insertionPt = swMathUtil.CreatePoint(vPt)
        boolstatus = drview.ReplaceViewWithBlock(insertionPt)

        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View3", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        drview = selMan.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

        nPt(0) = 5.48
        nPt(1) = 5.22
        nPt(2) = 0
        vPt = nPt
        position = swMathUtil.CreatePoint(vPt)
        boolstatus = drview.InsertViewAsBlock(insertionPt, position)

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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