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Manage Drawing Document Line Styles Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to manage the line styles of a drawing document.

'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Ensure that the specified drawing document template exists.
' 2. Create c:\temp.
' 3. Open an Immediate Window.
' 4. Run this macro.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inspect the Immediate Window.
' 2. Line styles are saved to c:\temp\styles.sldlin.
'------------------------------------

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

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim Part As DrawingDoc
    
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim longstatus As Long


    Sub main()

        
Dim def As String
        Dim name As String

        Part = swApp.NewDocument("<SolidWorks_install_dir>\data\Templates\drawing.drwdot", 2, 0.2794, 0.4318)
        swApp.ActivateDoc2(
"Draw1 - Sheet1", False, longstatus)

        printData(
"Line Style Data at Start", "")

        def =
"B,1.2,-0.2,2,-0.1,2"
        name = "NewOne"
        boolstatus = Part.AddLineStyle(name, def)
        printData(
"Line Style Data After Add", "")

        
Dim names As Object
        Dim styleNames(2) As String

        styleNames(0) = "NewOne"
        styleNames(1) = "CHAIN"
        styleNames(2) = "PHANTOM"

        names = styleNames

        
' Save line styles, replacing already saved line styles
        boolstatus = Part.SaveLineStyles("c:\temp\styles", names, True)
        printData(
"Line Style Data saved to file ", "c:\temp\styles")

        
' Delete a line style
        boolstatus = Part.DeleteLineStyle("NewOne", "STITCH")
        printData(
"Line Style Data After Delete", "")

        
' Load saved line styles, replacing existing line styles
        boolstatus = Part.LoadLineStyles("c:\temp\styles", names, True)
        printData(
"Line Style Data Imported from file", "")

    
End Sub

    Sub printData(ByVal title As String, ByVal file As String)

        
Dim names As Object = Nothing
        Dim types As Object = Nothing
        Dim namesArr() As String
        Dim typesArr() As String
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim stat As Boolean

        Debug.Print("-------------------------")
        Debug.Print(title)
        Debug.Print(
"-------------------------")

        
If file = "" Then
            stat = Part.GetLineStyles(names, types)
        
Else
            stat = swApp.GetLineStyles(file, names, types)
        
End If
        namesArr = names
        typesArr = types
        
If stat Then

            For i = 0 To UBound(typesArr)

                Debug.Print(Str$(i) +
" " + namesArr(i) + " " + typesArr(i))
            
Next i
        
Else
            MsgBox("Error in printData")
        
End If


    End Sub

  
    
Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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