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Create Section View at Specified Location Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a section view at a specified location.

 

'-------------------------------------------------------------------

'

' Preconditions: Drawing document with at least one view is open.

'

' Postconditions: Section view created at specified location.

'

'--------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swDrawing As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

Dim vChildComponents As Variant

Dim swFirstDrawingView As SldWorks.View

Dim swDrawingView As SldWorks.View

Dim swDrRootComponent As SldWorks.DrawingComponent

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swDrawing = swApp.ActiveDoc

    If swDrawing Is Nothing Then

        MsgBox "There is no active document"

        Exit Sub

    End If

        

    ' Always return the drawing sheet

    Set swFirstDrawingView = swDrawing.GetFirstView

    

    ' Get next drawing sheet

    Set swDrawingView = swFirstDrawingView.GetNextView

        

    ' Get  root drawing component

    Set swDrRootComponent = swDrawingView.RootDrawingComponent

            

    If swDrRootComponent.GetChildrenCount > 0 Then

        vChildComponents = swDrRootComponent.GetChildren

        For iChild = 0 To UBound(vChildComponents)

        Next iChild

    End If

     

    ' Select the drawing view and create line for the section view

    boolstatus = swDrawing.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0.1776750819672, 0.1542113114754, 0, False, 0, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

    swDrawing.ClearSelection2 True

    swDrawing.CreateLine2 -0.1627297255825, 0.003478881358533, 0, 0.1883732252372, 0.003478881358533, 0

    

    ' Set arguments for call to create section view

    Dim x As Double, y As Double, z As Double

    Dim notAligned As Boolean, isOffsetSection As Boolean, chgdirection As Boolean, scwithmodel As Boolean, partial As Boolean, dispsurfcut As Boolean

    Dim label As String

    Dim sectionView As SldWorks.View

    

    x = 0.2222307644306

    y = 0.08908737704918

    z = 0

    notAligned = False

    isOffsetSection = False

    chgdirection = False

    scwithmodel = False

    partial = False

    dispsurfcut = False

    label = "A"

    

    ' Create section view

    Set sectionView = swDrawing.CreateSectionViewAt3(x, y, z, notAligned, isOffsetSection, label, chgdirection, scwithmodel, partial, dispsurfcut, (vChildComponents))

    

End Sub



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