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Create Imported Solid Body Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create an imported solid body in the shape of a pyramid.

 

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' Preconditions:  Part document is open.

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' Postconditions: A pyramid-shaped, imported, solid body is

'                 created.

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Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swPart                  As SldWorks.PartDoc

    Dim swBody                  As SldWorks.body2

    Dim nPt()                   As Double

    Dim vPt                     As Variant

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swPart = swModel

    Set swBody = swPart.CreateNewBody

    ' Front

    ReDim nPt(8)

    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#

    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = -1#:   nPt(5) = 0#

    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = -1#:   nPt(8) = 0#

    vPt = nPt

    

    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty): Debug.Assert bRet

        

    ' Left

    ReDim nPt(8)

    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#

    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = -1#:   nPt(5) = 0#

    nPt(6) = -1#:   nPt(7) = 1#:    nPt(8) = 0#

    vPt = nPt

    

    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty): Debug.Assert bRet

    

    ' Back

    ReDim nPt(8)

    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#

    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = 1#:    nPt(5) = 0#

    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = 1#:    nPt(8) = 0#

    vPt = nPt

    

    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty): Debug.Assert bRet

    

    ' Right

    ReDim nPt(8)

    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#

    nPt(3) = 1#:    nPt(4) = 1#:    nPt(5) = 0#

    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = -1#:   nPt(8) = 0#

    vPt = nPt

    

    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty): Debug.Assert bRet

    

    ' Bottom

    ReDim nPt(11)

    nPt(0) = -1#:   nPt(1) = -1#:   nPt(2) = 0#

    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = 1#:    nPt(5) = 0#

    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = 1#:    nPt(8) = 0#

    nPt(9) = 1#:    nPt(10) = -1#:  nPt(11) = 0#

    vPt = nPt

    

    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty): Debug.Assert bRet

    

    bRet = swBody.CreateBodyFromSurfaces: Debug.Assert bRet

End Sub

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