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Insert and Position DXF/DWG File in Drawing Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert and position a DXF/DWG file in a drawing.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing.
' 2. Replace DXF_file_path with the pathname of an existing DXF/DWG file.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts the DXF/DWG file per the specified import data.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Const sDwgFileName                  As String = "DXF_file_path"

    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swModelView As SldWorks.ModelView
    Dim swDraw As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
    Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
    Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swSketch As SldWorks.Sketch
    Dim swView As SldWorks.View
    Dim vPos As Variant
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Dim importData As SldWorks.ImportDxfDwgData
   

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelView = swModel.ActiveView
   

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Sheet1", "SHEET", 0#, 0#, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swDraw = swModel
    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
    Set importData = swApp.GetImportFileData(sDwgFileName)
   

    ' Unit
    importData.LengthUnit("") = SwConst.swLengthUnit_e.swINCHES
   

    ' Position
    bRet = importData.SetPosition("", swDwgEntitiesCentered, 0, 0)

   

    ' Sheet scale
    bRet = importData.SetSheetScale("", 1#, 2#)
   

    ' Paper size
    bRet = importData.SetPaperSize("", SwConst.swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperAsize, 0#, 0#)
   

    ' Import method
    importData.ImportMethod("") = swImportDxfDwg_ImportMethod_e.swImportDxfDwg_ImportToExistingDrawing

   

    ' Import file with importData
    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.InsertDwgOrDxfFile2(sDwgFileName, importData)


    Set swSketch = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2

    Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView
 

    Do While Not swView Is Nothing
        If swSketch Is swView.GetSketch Then
            Exit Do
        End If
        Set swView = swView.GetNextView
    Loop
   

    vPos = swView.Position
   

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "  Sketch       = " & swFeat.Name
    Debug.Print "  View         = " & swView.Name
    Debug.Print "    Old Pos    = (" & vPos(0) * 1000# & ", " & vPos(1) * 1000# & ") mm"

    ' Move to right
    vPos(0) = vPos(0) + 0.01
    swView.Position = vPos

    vPos = swView.Position
    Debug.Print "    New Pos    = (" & vPos(0) * 1000# & ", " & vPos(1) * 1000# & ") mm"

    ' Redraw
    Dim rect() As Double
    swModelView.GraphicsRedraw rect

End Sub



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