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Create Imported Solid Body Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create an imported solid body in the shape of a pyramid.

'-----------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:  Verify that the specified part
' document template exists.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens a new part document.
' 2. Creates a pyramid-shaped, imported, solid body.
'------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swPart As SldWorks.PartDoc
    Dim swBody As SldWorks.Body2
    Dim nPt() As Double
    Dim vPt As Variant
    Dim bRet As Boolean    
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2015\templates\part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
    Set swPart = swModel
    Set swBody = swPart.CreateNewBody
    ' Front
    ReDim nPt(8)
    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#
    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = -1#:   nPt(5) = 0#
    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = -1#:   nPt(8) = 0#
    vPt = nPt
    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty)
    ' Left
    ReDim nPt(8)
    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#
    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = -1#:   nPt(5) = 0#
    nPt(6) = -1#:   nPt(7) = 1#:    nPt(8) = 0#
    vPt = nPt
    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty)
    ' Back
    ReDim nPt(8)
    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#
    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = 1#:    nPt(5) = 0#
    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = 1#:    nPt(8) = 0#
    vPt = nPt
    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty)
    ' Right
    ReDim nPt(8)
    nPt(0) = 0#:    nPt(1) = 0#:    nPt(2) = 1#
    nPt(3) = 1#:    nPt(4) = 1#:    nPt(5) = 0#
    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = -1#:   nPt(8) = 0#
    vPt = nPt
    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty)
    ' Bottom
    ReDim nPt(11)
    nPt(0) = -1#:   nPt(1) = -1#:   nPt(2) = 0#
    nPt(3) = -1#:   nPt(4) = 1#:    nPt(5) = 0#
    nPt(6) = 1#:    nPt(7) = 1#:    nPt(8) = 0#
    nPt(9) = 1#:    nPt(10) = -1#:  nPt(11) = 0#
    vPt = nPt
    bRet = swBody.CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL((vPt), Empty)
    bRet = swBody.CreateBodyFromSurfaces    
    swModel.ViewZoomtofit2
End Sub


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