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Get Face Hatch Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the number of face hatches in a standard or derived (detail, section, projected, broken, etc.) drawing view and data.


' Preconditions:

' 1. Drawing is open.

' 2. Standard or derived view is selected.

' 3. Run the macro (press F5).


' Postconditions: Examine the Immediate window to see

' the results.


Option Explicit


Sub main()


    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swView                  As SldWorks.View

    Dim vFaceHatch              As Variant

    Dim swFaceHatch             As SldWorks.FaceHatch

    Dim i                       As Long


    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

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

    Debug.Print "View   = " & swView.Name

    Debug.Print "  Type = " & swView.Type

    vFaceHatch = swView.GetFaceHatches

    If IsEmpty(vFaceHatch) Then

        Debug.Print "  No face hatches in selected view."

        Exit Sub

    End If

    Debug.Print "  Number of face hatches in this view = " & (UBound(vFaceHatch) + 1)

    If Not IsEmpty(vFaceHatch) Then

        Debug.Print "  Face hatches ="

        Debug.Print ""

        For i = 0 To UBound(vFaceHatch)

            Set swFaceHatch = vFaceHatch(i)

            ' Get face hatch data

            Debug.Print "   Angle               = " & swFaceHatch.Angle * 57.3 & " degrees"

            Debug.Print "   Color               = " & swFaceHatch.Color

            Debug.Print "   Definition          = " + swFaceHatch.Definition

            Debug.Print "   Layer               = " & swFaceHatch.Layer

            Debug.Print "   Pattern             = " + swFaceHatch.Pattern

            Debug.Print "   Scale               = " & swFaceHatch.Scale2

            Debug.Print "   SolidFill           = " & swFaceHatch.SolidFill

            Debug.Print "   Material crosshatch = " & swFaceHatch.UseMaterialHatch

            Debug.Print "   -----------------------"

        Next i

    End If

End Sub

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