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Create Exploded Views of an Assembly Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create multiple exploded views of an assembly.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1.  Open an assembly document.
' 2.  Press F5.
' 3.  Inspect the Immediate window.
' 4.  Press F5.
' 5.  All of the views are exploded. Inspect the graphics window.
' 6.  Press F5.
' 7.  All of the views are collapsed. Inspect the graphics window.
' 8.  Press F5.
' 9.  Inspect the exploded assembly in the graphics window.
' 10. Press F5.
' 11. Inspect the collapsed assembly in the graphics window.
'
' Postconditions: None
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swAssembly As AssemblyDoc
    
Dim vViewName As Object
    Dim sViewName As String
    Dim i As Integer

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swAssembly = swModel

        
' Create five exploded views
        For i = 0 To 4
            swAssembly.CreateExplodedView()
        
Next i

        vViewName = swAssembly.GetExplodedViewNames
        Debug.Print(
"Number of exploded views created:  " & swAssembly.GetExplodedViewCount)

        
For i = 0 To UBound(vViewName)
            sViewName = vViewName(i)
            Debug.Print(
"  Exploded view name: " & sViewName)
        
Next i

        
Stop
        For i = 0 To UBound(vViewName)
            sViewName = vViewName(i)
            
Call swAssembly.ShowExploded2(True, sViewName)
        
Next i

        
Stop
        For i = 0 To UBound(vViewName)
            sViewName = vViewName(i)
            
Call swAssembly.ShowExploded2(False, sViewName)
        
Next i

        
Stop
        swAssembly.ViewExplodeAssembly()

        
Stop
        swAssembly.ViewCollapseAssembly()
    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 

 

 



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