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Display Vertices Example (VBA)

This example shows how to display vertices.




' Preconditions:

'          (1) Part document is open and has one or more solid bodies.

'          (2) Each solid body does not contain any circular edges.


' Postconditions: All vertices are highlighted.



Option Explicit


Sub main()


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim Part As SldWorks.PartDoc

Dim Body As SldWorks.Body2

Dim Edge As SldWorks.Edge

Dim Vertex As SldWorks.Vertex

Dim Bodyarr As Variant

Dim vbody As Variant

Dim Edgearr As Variant

Dim idx As Long

Dim vobj As Variant

Dim crgb As Long


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc


Bodyarr = Part.GetBodies2(swSolidBody, True)

For Each vbody In Bodyarr

    Set Body = vbody

    Edgearr = Body.GetEdges

    idx = 0

    For Each vobj In Edgearr

        Set Edge = vobj

        Set Vertex = Edge.GetStartVertex

        Select Case CInt(idx Mod 8)

        Case 0

           crgb = RGB(0, 0, 0)

        Case 1

           crgb = RGB(0, 0, 255)

        Case 2

           crgb = RGB(0, 255, 0)

        Case 3

           crgb = RGB(0, 255, 255)

        Case 4

           crgb = RGB(255, 0, 0)

        Case 5

           crgb = RGB(255, 0, 255)

        Case 6

           crgb = RGB(255, 255, 0)

        Case 7

           crgb = RGB(255, 255, 255)

    End Select

    idx = idx + 1

    Vertex.Display Part, crgb, 1, True




End Sub

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