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Get Area Hatch Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the data about an area hatch in a drawing.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified model document exists.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Hatches a face in the drawing.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swView                  As SldWorks.View
Dim swSketch                As SldWorks.Sketch
Dim vSketchHatch            As Variant
Dim swSketchHatch           As SldWorks.SketchHatch
Dim swFace                  As SldWorks.Face2
Dim vID                     As Variant
Dim i                       As Long
Dim bRet                    As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   

    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\box.slddrw", swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
    swApp.ActivateDoc2 "box - Sheet1", False, longstatus
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
  

    bRet = swModel.ActivateView("Drawing View1")
   

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.246685509728212, 0.236217308689246, 1.49999999999864E-02, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.InsertHatchedFace
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
   

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
   

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swSketch = swView.GetSketch
    swModel.EditSketch

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "  " & swView.Name

    vSketchHatch = swSketch.GetSketchHatches

    If Not IsEmpty(vSketchHatch) Then

        For i = 0 To UBound(vSketchHatch)

            Set swSketchHatch = vSketchHatch(i)
            Set swFace = swSketchHatch.GetFace

            bRet = swSketchHatch.Select4(True, Nothing)
            vID = swSketchHatch.GetID

            Debug.Print "    HatchID(" & i & "): [" & vID(0) & "," & vID(1) & "]"
            Debug.Print "      Angle: " & swSketchHatch.Angle
            Debug.Print "      Color: " & swSketchHatch.Color
            Debug.Print "      Layer: " & swSketchHatch.Layer
            Debug.Print "      Layer override? " & swSketchHatch.LayerOverride
            Debug.Print "      Pattern: " & swSketchHatch.Pattern
            Debug.Print "      Scale: " & swSketchHatch.Scale2
            Debug.Print "      Solid fill? " & swSketchHatch.SolidFill

        Next i

    End If

End Sub



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