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Add and Delete Appearances from Specific Display States Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add an appearance to and delete an appearance from specific display states.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Specified model exists.
' 2. Specified appearance exists.
' 3. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates Display State 2 and Display State 3 for the active
'    configuration.
' 2. Applies specified appearance to all display states of the active
'    configuration.
' 3. Press F5.
' 4. Deletes specified appearance from all display states of the active
'    configuration.
' 5. Press F5.
' 6. Closes document.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swConfig As SldWorks.Configuration
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swEntity As SldWorks.Entity
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swRenderMaterial As SldWorks.RenderMaterial
Dim displayStateNames As Variant
Dim status As Boolean
Dim modelName As String
Dim materialName As String
Dim errors As Long
Dim warnings As Long
Dim nbrDisplayStates As Long
Dim i As Long
Dim k As Long
Dim nbrMaterials As Long
Dim materialID1 As Long
Dim materialID2 As Long
Dim materialID1_ToDelete(0) As Long
Dim materialID2_ToDelete(0) As Long

Sub main()

    modelName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\dimxpert\bracket_auto_manual.sldprt"
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(modelName, swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension


    ' Get active configuration and create a new display
    ' state for this configuration
    Set swConfig = swModel.GetActiveConfiguration
    status = swConfig.CreateDisplayState("Display State 2")
   

    swModel.ForceRebuild3 True
   

    ' Get active configuration and create another new
    ' display state for this configuration
    Set swConfig = swModel.GetActiveConfiguration
    status = swConfig.CreateDisplayState("Display State 3")
   

    swModel.ForceRebuild3 True
   

    ' Create appearance
    materialName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\data\graphics\materials\metal\steel\stainless steel treadplate.p2m"
    Set swRenderMaterial = swModelDocExt.CreateRenderMaterial(materialName)
   

    ' Select a face and add the appearance to that face
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.07151920610502, 0.0952597996959, 0.009524999999996, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swEntity = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    status = swRenderMaterial.AddEntity(swEntity)
  

    ' Get the names of display states
    displayStateNames = swConfig.GetDisplayStates
    nbrDisplayStates = swConfig.GetDisplayStatesCount
    Debug.Print "This configuration's display states ="
    For i = 0 To (nbrDisplayStates - 1)
        Debug.Print "  Display state name = " & displayStateNames(i)
    Next i
   

    ' Add appearance to all of the display states
    status = swModelDocExt.AddDisplayStateSpecificRenderMaterial(swRenderMaterial, swAllDisplayState, displayStateNames, materialID1, materialID2)
   

    ' Get the appearance IDs and names
    swRenderMaterial.GetMaterialIds materialID1, materialID2
    Debug.Print "    Appearance IDs:"
    Debug.Print "      ID1 = " & materialID1
    Debug.Print "      ID2 = " & materialID2
    nbrMaterials = swModelDocExt.GetRenderMaterialsCount2(swAllDisplayState, Nothing)
    Debug.Print "    Number of appearances: " & nbrMaterials
    For k = 0 To (nbrMaterials - 1)
        Debug.Print "      Name of appearance " & (k + 1) & ": " & swModel.MaterialIdName
    Next k
   

    Dim xcoord As Double
    Dim ycoord As Double
    Dim zcoord As Double
    swRenderMaterial.GetCenterPoint2 xcoord, ycoord, zcoord
    Debug.Print ""
    Debug.Print "Texture-based appearance data:"
    Debug.Print "X coordinate of center point: " & xcoord
    Debug.Print "Y coordinate of center point: " & ycoord
    Debug.Print "Z coordinate of center point: " & zcoord
   

    swRenderMaterial.GetUDirection2 xcoord, ycoord, zcoord
    Debug.Print "X coordinate of U direction: " & xcoord
    Debug.Print "Y coordinate of U direction: " & ycoord
    Debug.Print "Z coordinate of U direction: " & zcoord
       

    swRenderMaterial.GetVDirection2 xcoord, ycoord, zcoord
    Debug.Print "X coordinate of V direction: " & xcoord
    Debug.Print "Y coordinate of V direction: " & ycoord
    Debug.Print "Z coordinate of V direction: " & zcoord
    Debug.Print ""
  

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    swModel.ForceRebuild3 True
    

    Debug.Print "Model has an appearance: " & swModelDocExt.HasMaterialPropertyValues
   

    Dim dispStates As Variant
    status = swRenderMaterial.SetLinkedDisplayStates(swAllDisplayState, displayStateNames)
    dispStates = swRenderMaterial.GetLinkedDisplayStates
   

    Dim renderMaterials As Variant
    renderMaterials = swModelDocExt.GetRenderMaterials2(swAllDisplayState, Nothing)
   

    ' Examine the display states of the active configuration
    ' to ensure that the specified appearance was applied to all
    ' display states (click the ConfigurationManager tab and switch
    ' display states at bottom of the Configuration pane)
    ' Continue running the macro after your examination
    Stop
   

    ' Delete the appearance from the part
    materialID1_ToDelete(0) = materialID1
    materialID2_ToDelete(0) = materialID2
    swModelDocExt.DeleteDisplayStateSpecificRenderMaterial (materialID1_ToDelete), (materialID2_ToDelete)
    swModel.ForceRebuild3 True
   

    ' Examine the display states of the active configuration
    ' to ensure that the specified appearance was deleted from all
    ' display states (click the ConfigurationManager tab and switch
    ' display states at bottom of the Configuration pane)
    ' Continue running the macro after your examination
    Stop
   

    ' Close the part without saving changes
    modelName = swModel.GetTitle
    swApp.QuitDoc modelName
   

End Sub



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