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Create Section View and Get Some Data Example (VBA)

This example creates a section view and sets and gets some of the newly created section view's data.

' --------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    install_dir\samples\tutorial\driveworksxpress\mobile gantry.slddrw
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' 3. Run the macro.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a section view of Drawing View4.
' 2. Sets some section view settings.
' 3. Prints some section view settings to the
'    Immediate window.
' 4. Examine the drawing and the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because this drawing is used in a SOLIDWORKS
' online tutorial, do not save changes to it.
' --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swDrawing As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
Dim swSketchMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Dim excludedComponents As Variant
Dim swView As SldWorks.View
Dim swSectionView As SldWorks.DrSection
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swDrawing = swModel

    ' Activate the view for which you want to create a section view
    boolstatus = swDrawing.ActivateView("Drawing View4")
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    ' Create section-view line
    Set swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager
    Set swSketchSegment = swSketchMgr.CreateLine(-1.383705, 2.078706, 0#, 2.747162, 0.0441, 0#)

    ' Create the section view at the specified coordinates
    ' and up to the specified distance from the section-view line
    Set excludedComponents = Nothing
    Set swView = swDrawing.CreateSectionViewAt5(0.1604082711061, 0.2048687170364, 0, "D", 32, (excludedComponents), 0.00835)    
    Set swSectionView = swView.GetSection 

    ' Set some section-view settings
    swSectionView.SetAutoHatch True
    swSectionView.SetLabel2 "ABCD"
    swSectionView.SetDisplayOnlySurfaceCut False  
    swSectionView.SetPartialSection False
    swSectionView.SetReversedCutDirection False
    swSectionView.SetScaleWithModelChanges True
    swSectionView.CutSurfaceBodies = True
    swSectionView.DisplaySurfaceBodies = True
    swSectionView.ExcludeSliceSectionBodies = False 

    ' Get some section-view settings
    Debug.Print "Section view data: "
    Debug.Print "  Label: " & swSectionView.GetLabel
    Debug.Print "  Name of section line: " & swSectionView.GetName
    Debug.Print "  Depth: " & swSectionView.SectionDepth * 1000# & " mm"
    Debug.Print "  Cut direction reversed from default direction? " & swSectionView.GetReversedCutDirection
    Debug.Print "  Partial section cut? " & swSectionView.GetPartialSection
    Debug.Print "  Display only the surface cut by the section line? " & swSectionView.GetDisplayOnlySurfaceCut
Debug.Print "  Display surface bodies? " & swSectionView.DisplaySurfaceBodies
Debug.Print "  Exclude slice section bodies? " & swSectionView.ExcludeSliceSectionBodies

    swSectionView.SetDisplayOnlySpeedPakBodies True

    Debug.Print "  Display only SpeedPak bodies? " & swSectionView.GetDisplayOnlySpeedPakBodies
    Debug.Print "  Get scale with model changes? " & swSectionView.GetScaleWithModelChanges
    Debug.Print "  Auto-hatch enabled? " & swSectionView.GetAutoHatch
Debug.Print "  Hide cut surface bodies? " & swSectionView.CutSurfaceBodies


End Sub

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