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Add Decal Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add a decal to a selected face on a part.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document that contains a model.
' 2. Ensure that the specified decal files exist.
' 3. Select a face on the model.
' 4. Select Tools > Add-ins > PhotoView 360.
' Postconditions: A decal is applied to the selected face.

Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swFace As SldWorks.Face2
Dim swDecal As SldWorks.Decal
Dim swMaterial As SldWorks.RenderMaterial
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim strname As String
Dim nDecalID As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    ' Create the decal
    Set swDecal = swModelDocExt.CreateDecal

    Set swMaterial = swDecal

    boolstatus = swMaterial.AddEntity(swFace)

    strname = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\data\graphics\Decals\Logos\sw.p2d"
    swMaterial.FileName = strname

    strname = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\data\graphics\Decals\Logos\sw.bmp"
    swMaterial.TextureFilename = strname

    swMaterial.MappingType = 0
    swMaterial.FixedAspectRatio = False
    swMaterial.FitHeight = True
    swMaterial.FitWidth = True

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.AddDecal(swDecal, nDecalID)

    ' Rebuild the model to show the newly applied decal
    Call swModel.Rebuild(swRebuildAll)

End Sub

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