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Insert and Rotate Camera Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a camera and rotate a camera.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified model document exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts a camera in the model, changes its type to floating,
'    and rotates it (i.e., modifies its pitch and yaw).
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swCamera As SldWorks.Camera

Dim fileerror As Long, filewarning As Long

Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

' Open part document

swApp.OpenDoc6 "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\coffeecup.sldprt", swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", fileerror, filewarning

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension


' Insert a camera

Set swCamera = swModelDocExt.InsertCamera


' Set camera type to floating

swCamera.Type = swCameraType_Floating


' Show camera

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Camera1", "CAMERAS", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

boolstatus = swModel.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDisplayCameras, True)



' Get camera's pitch and yaw settings

' 1 radian = 180º/p = 57.295779513º or approximately 57.3º

Debug.Print "Original pitch (up or down angle)     = " & swCamera.Pitch * 57.3 & " deg"

Debug.Print "Original yaw (side-to-side angle)     = " & swCamera.Yaw * 57.3 & " deg"

Debug.Print " "


' Rotate camera

swCamera.Pitch = -25

swCamera.Yaw = 150


' New pitch and yaw settings

Debug.Print "New pitch (up or down angle)          = " & swCamera.Pitch * 57.3 & " deg"

Debug.Print "New yaw (side-to-side angle)          = " & swCamera.Yaw * 57.3 & " deg"



End Sub

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