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Add Components Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add multiple components to an assembly.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Create a new part document.
'    a. Extrude a rectangular block and cut-extrude a diagonal section

'       off one face of the block.
'    b. Click Insert > Reference Geometry > Coordinate System.
'    c. Select a corner of the block for the origin of the new coordinate system.
'    d. Select an edge for the Z axis of the coordinate system.
'    e. Click the green check mark to save the coordinate system.
'       Coordinate System1 appears in the FeatureManager design tree.
'    f. Save and minimize the part.
' 2. Replace <component_name> in the code with the full path name of

'    the new part.
' 3. Create a new assembly document.
'    a. Create a line segment sketch originating at some distance

'       from the default origin of the assembly document.
'    b. Click Insert > Reference Geometry > Coordinate System.
'    c. Select one end point of the line segment for the origin of

'       the new coordinate system.
'    d. Select the line segment for the X axis of the coordinate system.
'    e. Click the green check mark to save the coordinate system.
'       Coordinate System1 appears in the FeatureManager design tree.
'    f.
Right-click on Coordinate System1 in the FeatureManager design tree,

'       select Feature Properties, and rename the coordinate system

'       and its description to differ from Coordinate System1.
'    g. Save the assembly.
' 4. Open an Immediate window.
' 5. Activate the assembly document.
'
' Postconditions:
' Component part is inserted into the assembly such that
' the part's Coordinate System1 is coincident (no translation or rotation)
' with the assembly's default (not user-defined) coordinate system.
'---------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim assemb As Object
    Dim compNames(0) As String
    Dim compXforms(15) As Double
    Dim compCoordSysNames(0) As String
    Dim vcompNames As Object
    Dim vcompXforms As Object
    Dim vcompCoordSysNames As Object
    Dim vcomponents As Object


    Sub main()

        assemb = swApp.ActiveDoc

        
If (Not assemb Is Nothing) Then

            compNames(0) = "<component_name>"

            ' Define the transformation matrix for the component. See the IMathTransform API documentation.

            ' Add a rotational diagonal unit matrix to the transformation matrix (zero rotation)
            compXforms(0) = 1.0
            compXforms(1) = 0.0
            compXforms(2) = 0.0
            compXforms(3) = 0.0
            compXforms(4) = 1.0
            compXforms(5) = 0.0
            compXforms(6) = 0.0
            compXforms(7) = 0.0
            compXforms(8) = 1.0

            
' Add a translation vector to the transformation matrix (zero translation)
            compXforms(9) = 0.0
            compXforms(10) = 0.0
            compXforms(11) = 0.0

            
' Add a scaling factor to the transformation matrix
            compXforms(12) = 0.0

            ' The last three elements of the transformation matrix are unused

            
' Add a coordinate system name assigned to each component
            compCoordSysNames(0) = "Coordinate System1"

            ' Add the components to the assembly.
            vcompNames = compNames
            vcompXforms = compXforms
            
'vcompXforms = Nothing  ' you can also pass a null transform to achieve zero rotation and translation
            vcompCoordSysNames = compCoordSysNames
            vcomponents = assemb.AddComponents3((vcompNames), (vcompXforms), (vcompCoordSysNames))

        
End If

    End Sub

    
    
Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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