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Create Detail Circle and Detail View Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a detail circle and detail view.

' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Specified drawing document exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens specified drawing document.
' 2. Activates Drawing View4.
' 3. Creates detail circle and detail view using the visible
'    corner of Drawing View4.
' 4. Activates detail view.
' 5. Gets detail circle and some properties.
' 6. Examine the drawing document and Immediate window to verify.
'
' NOTE: Because this document is used elsewhere, do not save any changes.
' ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swDrawing As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
Dim swSketchManager As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Dim swView As SldWorks.View
Dim swDetailCircle As SldWorks.DetailCircle
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swSelData As SldWorks.SelectData
Dim fileName As String
Dim status As Boolean
Dim errors As Long, warnings As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks    
    ' Open drawing
    fileName = "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\replaceview.slddrw"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocDRAWING, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData
    Set swDrawing = swModel
    swApp.ActivateDoc3 "replaceview - Sheet1", False, swDontRebuildActiveDoc, errors    
    ' Activate Drawing View4 and create detail circle and detail view
    status = swDrawing.ActivateView("Drawing View4")
    Set swSketchManager = swModel.SketchManager
    Set swSketchSegment = swSketchManager.CreateCircle(0.007581, 0.053509, 0#, 0.013533, 0.016475, 0#)
    Set swView = swDrawing.CreateDetailViewAt3(0.22305342706156, 7.62140266484527E-02, 0, swDetViewSTANDARD, 1, 1, "A", swDetCircleCIRCLE, False)
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True    
    ' Activate detail view
    status = swDrawing.ActivateView("Drawing View5")
    ' Get detail circle and some properties
    Set swDetailCircle = swView.GetDetail
    Debug.Print "Detail circle:"
    Debug.Print "  Selected: " & swDetailCircle.Select(True, Nothing)
    Debug.Print "  Label: " & swDetailCircle.GetLabel
    Dim xpos as Double
    Dim ypos as Double
    swDetailCircle.GetLabelPosition xpos, ypos
    Debug.Print "  Label X position: " & xpos
    Debug.Print "  Label Y position: " & ypos
    Debug.Print "  Type of circle: " & swDetailCircle.GetDisplay
    Debug.Print "  Name: " & swDetailCircle.GetName
    Debug.Print "  Style: " & swDetailCircle.GetStyle
    Debug.Print "  Default document text formatting? " & swDetailCircle.GetUseDocTextFormat
End Sub


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