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Get Render References (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the render stock (SOLIDWORKS-supplied) references for a model.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Specified part document exists.
' 2. Kitchen background scene exists.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' 4. Run the macro.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Kitchen background scene is inserted in the part document.
' 2. Names of the render references are printed
'    to the Immediate window.

' NOTE: Because this part document is used in a SOLIDWORKS
' tutorial, do not save any changes when closing the document.

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Public Sub Main()

Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim modelName As String
        Dim renderReferences As Object
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Long, warnings As Long
        Dim i As Long

        modelName = "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\toaster.sldprt"
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(modelName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

' Insert kitchen background scene
        ' and rebuild the model to see it
        status = swModelDocExt.InsertScene("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\data\graphics\scenes\03 presentation scenes\00 kitchen_background.p2s")
        status = swModel.ForceRebuild3(

' Get the render stock references for the
        ' kitchen background scene and print
        ' them to the Immediate window
        renderReferences = swModelDocExt.GetRenderStockReferences
For i = 0 To UBound(renderReferences)
"Render reference: " & renderReferences(i))
Next i

End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks


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