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Create Auto Route Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to connect two points using the Auto Route interface.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Add SolidWorks Routing as an add-in

'   (in SolidWorks select Tools > Add-Ins > SolidWorks Routing).
' 2. Add SolidWorks.Interop.SWRoutingLib.dll as a reference

'   (in the IDE right-click the project, select Add Reference,

'    and browse <SolidWorks_install_dir>\api\redist\CLR2).
' 3. Open:

' <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\api\top_assy_connectors.sldasm
' 4. In Tools > Options > System Options > Routing > Routing File Locations,

'    add locations of your SolidWorks Routing files.
' 5. Select the assembly that contains Route1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 6. Open an Immediate Window.
' Postconditions: Auto Route connects the pins in orthogonal fashion

' in the electronic housing.
' NOTE: Because the assembly is used in a SolidWorks demo,

' do not save any changes to it.

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.SWRoutingLib
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Sub main()
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swTopLevelAssembly As AssemblyDoc
Dim rtRouteManager As RouteManager
Dim autoRoute As autoRoute
Dim resultCode, boolstatus As Long

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swTopLevelAssembly = swModel

' Get the RouteManager from the top-level assembly
        rtRouteManager = swTopLevelAssembly.GetRouteManager
If rtRouteManager Is Nothing Then
            Debug.Print("No RouteManager found in top-level document: " & swTopLevelAssembly.GetPathName)
Exit Sub
        End If

        autoRoute = rtRouteManager.GetAutoRoute
        boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Point3", "SKETCHPOINT", -0.457835, 0.10795, -0.2032, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Point8", "SKETCHPOINT", -0.218948, 0.0508, -0.470281, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        resultCode = autoRoute.CreatePointToPointAutoRoute(2)

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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