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Create Broken View Example (C#)

This example shows how to create and remove a broken view.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Verify that the specified file to open exists.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Opens the specified drawing and selects Drawing View1.
// 2. Examine the drawing, then press F5.
// 3. Inserts break lines in Drawing View1.
// 4. Examine the drawing, then press F5.
// 5. Modifies the positions of the break lines and breaks the view.
// 6. Examine the drawing, then press F5.
// 7. Removes the break from Drawing View1.
// 8. Examine the drawing and the Immediate window.
// NOTE: Because this drawing document is used elsewhere,
// do not save changes.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace BreakViewDrawingDocCSharp.csproj
    public partial class SolidWorksMacro
        public void Main()
            ModelDoc2 swModel;
            DrawingDoc swDrawingDoc;
            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt;
            SelectionMgr swSelectionManager;
            SelectData swSelectData;
            View swView;
            BreakLine swBreakLine;
            string fileName;
            bool status;
            int errors = 0;
            int warnings = 0;
            fileName = "C:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\samples\\tutorial\\api\\box.slddrw";
            swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, ""ref errors, ref warnings);
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swDrawingDoc = (DrawingDoc)swModel;
            swModelDocExt = (ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;

            // Activate and select the view to break
            status = swDrawingDoc.ActivateView("Drawing View1");
            status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Drawing View1""DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
            swSelectionManager = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
swSelectData = (
            swView = (View)swSelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);
            // Examine the drawing; press F5
            // Insert the break lines
            swBreakLine = (BreakLine)swView.InsertBreak(0, -0.0291950859897372, 0.0198236302285804, 1);             System.Diagnostics.
            // Break lines inserted; press F5
          // Reset position of break lines
            status = swBreakLine.SetPosition(-0.03, 0.05); swModel.EditRebuild3
.Print("Break line: "
Debug.Print(" Selected: " + swBreakLine.Select(true, null));
Debug.Print(" Style: " + swBreakLine.Style);
Debug.Print(" Orientation: " + swBreakLine.Orientation);
Debug.Print(" Position: " + swBreakLine.GetPosition(0));             swDrawingDoc.BreakView();

            // Positions of the break lines are modified, and view is broken
            // Press F5


           status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);


           // Break is removed

        /// <summary>
        ///  The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
        public SldWorks swApp;


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