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Get All Edges in Visible Component in Drawing View Example (VBA)

This method gets all of the edges in the first visible component in a drawing view.




' Preconditions: Drawing document is open and

'                 contains at least one component.


' Postconditions: None



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swSelData As SldWorks.SelectData

Dim swComp As SldWorks.Component2

Dim swView As SldWorks.View

Dim swEnt As SldWorks.Entity

Dim vComps As Variant

Dim vEdges As Variant

Dim itr As Long

Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager


boolstatus = swModel.ActivateView("Drawing View1")

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)


Set swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


'Get all visible components

vComps = swView.GetVisibleComponents


'Print name of first visible component

Debug.Print vComps(0).Name2


' Get all edges on the first visible component

vEdges = swView.GetVisibleEntities(vComps(0), swViewEntityType_Edge)


'Iterate through and select all edges on the first visible component

Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData

swSelData.View = swView

For itr = 0 To UBound(vEdges)

    Set swEnt = vEdges(itr)

    boolstatus = swEnt.Select4(True, swSelData)

Next itr


End Sub

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