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Create Exploded Views of an Assembly Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create multiple exploded views of an assembly.

' Preconditions:
' 1.  Open an assembly document.
' 2.  Press F5.
' 3.  Inspect the Immediate window.
' 4.  Press F5.
' 5.  All of the views are exploded. Inspect the graphics window.
' 6.  Press F5.
' 7.  All of the views are collapsed. Inspect the graphics window.
' 8.  Press F5.
' 9.  Inspect the exploded assembly in the graphics window.
' 10. Press F5.
' 11. Inspect the collapsed assembly in the graphics window.
' Postconditions: None
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swAssembly As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim vViewName As Variant
Dim sViewName As String
Dim i As Long

Sub main()

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

    ' Create five exploded views
        For i = 0 To 4
        Next i

        vViewName = swAssembly.GetExplodedViewNames
        Debug.Print "Number of exploded views created:  " & swAssembly.GetExplodedViewCount

        For i = 0 To UBound(vViewName)
            sViewName = vViewName(i)
            Debug.Print "  Exploded view name: " & sViewName
        Next i

        For i = 0 To UBound(vViewName)
            sViewName = vViewName(i)
            Call swAssembly.ShowExploded2(True, sViewName)
        Next i

        For i = 0 To UBound(vViewName)
            sViewName = vViewName(i)
            Call swAssembly.ShowExploded2(False, sViewName)
        Next i


End Sub


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