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Get Area Hatch Data Example (VB.NET)

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.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
    Dim swView As View
    Dim swSketch As Sketch
    Dim vSketchHatch As Object
    Dim swSketchHatch As SketchHatch
    Dim swFace As Face2
    Dim vID As Object
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Dim longstatus As Integer, longwarnings As Integer
    Sub main()
        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)
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("""FACE", 0.246685509728212, 0.236217308689246, 0.0149999999999864, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View1""DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        swSketch = swView.GetSketch
        Debug.Print("File = " & swModel.GetPathName)
        Debug.Print("  " & swView.Name)
        vSketchHatch = swSketch.GetSketchHatches
        If Not IsNothing(vSketchHatch) Then
            For i = 0 To UBound(vSketchHatch)
                swSketchHatch = vSketchHatch(i)
                swFace = swSketchHatch.GetFace
                bRet = swSketchHatch.Select4(TrueNothing)
                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
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class


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