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Create Auto Route Example (VBA)

This example shows how to connect two points using the Auto Route interface.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. In SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > Add-Ins > SOLIDWORKS Routing.
' 2. In the IDE, click Tools > References and select
'    SOLIDWORKS
version Routing Type Library.
' 3. In Tools > Options > System Options > Routing > Routing File Locations,
'    add the locations of your SOLIDWORKS routing files.
' 4. Open a routing assembly that contains Route1 and two sketch points.
'
5. Modify the swModel.Extension.SelectByID2 parameters to select two sketch
'    points through which to auto route.
' 6. Select the assembly that contains Route1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 7. Open an Immediate Window.
'
' Postconditions: Auto Route connects the selected sketch points.
'
' NOTE: Because the assembly is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Option Explicit

Sub main()


Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swTopLevelAssembly As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim rtRouteManager As SWRoutingLib.RouteManager
Dim autoRoute As SWRoutingLib.autoRoute
Dim resultCode, boolstatus As Long

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

' Get the RouteManager from the top-level assembly
Set rtRouteManager = swTopLevelAssembly.GetRouteManager
If rtRouteManager Is Nothing Then
Debug.Print "No RouteManager found in top-level document: " & swTopLevelAssembly.GetPathName
Exit Sub
End If

rtRouteManager.EditRoute
Set autoRoute = rtRouteManager.GetAutoRoute
autoRoute.ShowGuidelines
boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Point3", "SKETCHPOINT", -0.457835, 0.10795, -0.2032, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Point8", "SKETCHPOINT", -0.218948, 0.0508, -0.470281, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
resultCode = autoRoute.CreatePointToPointAutoRoute(swOrthogonalMode)
rtRouteManager.ExitRoute
swTopLevelAssembly.EditAssembly

End Sub



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