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Get Face Hatch Data Example (VB.NET)

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.


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro


    Public Sub main()


        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

        Dim swView As View

        Dim vFaceHatch As Object

        Dim swFaceHatch As FaceHatch

        Dim i As Long


        swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        Debug.Print("View   = " & swView.Name)

        Debug.Print("  Type = " & swView.Type)


        vFaceHatch = swView.GetFaceHatches

        If IsNothing(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 IsNothing(vFaceHatch) Then

            Debug.Print("  Face hatches =")


            For i = 0 To UBound(vFaceHatch)

                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


    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

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