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Create Section View in Model Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a section view in a model.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\multibody\multi_bridge.sldprt.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Displays a section view with three sections that
'    are capped in color.
' 2. Examine the graphics area.
'
' NOTE: Because the part 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 swModelViewMgr As SldWorks.ModelViewManager
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim svData As SldWorks.SectionViewData
Dim plane1 As SldWorks.Feature, plane2 As SldWorks.Feature, plane3 As SldWorks.Feature
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swModelViewMgr = swModel.ModelViewManager

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
   

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Front", "PLANE", -0.04751707843116, 0.04466659468449, 0.1209999999999, False, 1, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Top", "PLANE", -0.06781533387408, 0.00100317525596, 0.1263684575364, True, 2, Nothing, 1)
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Right", "PLANE", -0.000808330303073, 0.07304457560201, -0.003890984556108, True, 4, Nothing, 1)
   

    Set svData = swModelViewMgr.CreateSectionViewData()
    FillPlaneData svData, swSelMgr
   

    boolstatus = swModelViewMgr.CreateSectionView(svData)
    Debug.Print " Section bodies are valid: " & boolstatus

End Sub

Sub FillPlaneData(data As SectionViewData, selMgr As SelectionMgr)
   

    Set plane1 = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    Set plane2 = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(2, 0)
    Set plane3 = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(4, 0)
   

    data.FirstPlane = plane1
    data.FirstReverseDirection = False
    data.FirstOffset = -0.01
    data.FirstRotationX = 0.296705972839036
    data.FirstRotationY = 0.174532925199433
    data.FirstColor = RGB(255, 0, 0)
   

    data.SecondPlane = plane2
    data.SecondReverseDirection = False
    data.SecondOffset = 0.01
    data.SecondRotationX = 0.296705972839036
    data.SecondRotationY = 0.174532925199433
    data.SecondColor = RGB(0, 255, 0)
   

    data.ThirdPlane = plane3
    data.ThirdReverseDirection = True
    data.ThirdOffset = -0.01
    data.ThirdRotationX = 0.296705972839036
    data.ThirdRotationY = 0.174532925199433
    data.ThirdColor = RGB(0, 0, 255)
   

    data.Redraw = True
    data.ShowSectionCap = True
    data.KeepCapColor = True
    data.GraphicsOnlySection = True

End Sub



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