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Insert and Rotate Camera Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert 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.

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 swCamera As Camera

        Dim fileerror As Long, filewarning As Long

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean


        ' Open part document

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

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension


        ' Insert a camera

        swCamera = swModelDocExt.InsertCamera


        ' Set camera type to floating

        swCamera.Type = swCameraType_e.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

        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

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

        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


    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

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