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Get Model Material Property Values Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the material property values of components in lightweight mode.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open in lightweight mode:
'    <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\api\TopAssembly1.SLDASM
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window for the material property values
' of the lightweight components in the model.

' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
' do not save changes when closing it.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swDoc As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swADoc As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim varComp As Variant
Dim varMatProp As Variant

Option Explicit
Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set swADoc = swDoc
varComp = swADoc.GetComponents(True)
Dim I As Long
For I = LBound(varComp) To UBound(varComp)
    Dim swComp As SldWorks.Component2
    Set swComp = varComp(I)

    varMatProp = swComp.GetModelMaterialPropertyValues(swComp.ReferencedConfiguration)
    If Not (IsEmpty(varMatProp)) Then
        Debug.Print (swComp.Name2 & "(" & I & ")" & "ConfigName : " & swComp.ReferencedConfiguration & "MatProp : ")
        Debug.Print "Red: " & (varMatProp(0)) * 255#
        Debug.Print "Green: " & (varMatProp(1)) * 255#
        Debug.Print "Blue: " & (varMatProp(2)) * 255#
        Debug.Print "Ambient: " & (varMatProp(3)) * 100# & "%"
        Debug.Print "Diffuse: " & (varMatProp(4)) * 100# & "%"
        Debug.Print "Specularity: " & (varMatProp(5)) * 100# & "%"
        Debug.Print "Shininess: " & (varMatProp(6)) * 100# & "%"
        Debug.Print "Transparency: " & (varMatProp(7)) * 100# & "%"
        Debug.Print "Emission: " & (varMatProp(8)) * 100# & "%"
    End If

    Debug.Print ""
Next I
varComp = Empty
End Sub


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