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Cut and Paste Sketch Example (VBA)

This example shows how to cut and paste a sketch to and from the Microsoft Windows Clipboard.

'--------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Verify that the specified part template exists.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens a new part document.
' 2. Creates a sketch containing three lines.
' 3. Press F5 to continue.
' 4. Cuts the sketch and places it on the Microsoft
'    Windows Clipboard.
' 5. Press F5 to continue.
' 6. Pastes the sketch from the Clipboard into the part
'    document.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swSketchManager As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Dim status As Boolean
Dim errors As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks    
    ' Create a new part document
    Set swModel = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2015\templates\Part.prtdot", swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperAsize, 0, 0)
    swApp.ActivateDoc3 "Part1", False, swRebuildOnActivation_e.swRebuildActiveDoc, errors
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension    
    ' Create a sketch
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Front Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, swSelectOption_e.swSelectOptionDefault)
    Set swSketchManager = swModel.SketchManager
    swSketchManager.InsertSketch True    
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True    
    Set swSketchSegment = swSketchManager.CreateLine(-0.066124, 0.011735, 0#, -0.039675, 0.011735, 0#)
    Set swSketchSegment = swSketchManager.CreateLine(-0.039675, -0.008754, 0#, -0.010245, -0.008754, 0#)
    Set swSketchSegment = swSketchManager.CreateLine(-0.010245, -0.029989, 0#, 0.022166, -0.029989, 0#) 
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True    
    swSketchManager.InsertSketch True    
    Stop
    ' Examine the graphics area to
    ' verify that the sketch was created    
    ' Press F5 to continue executing the
    ' macro    
    ' Select the sketch and place it on the Microsoft Windows Clipboard
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line1@Sketch1", "EXTSKETCHSEGMENT", -0.051595524691358, 1.17347222222222E-02, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.EditCut    
    Stop
    ' Examine the graphics area to
    ' verify that the sketch was cut    
    ' Press F5 to continue executing the
    ' macro    
    ' Paste the contents of the Clipboard into the
    ' part document
    swModel.Paste    
    ' Examine the graphics area to
    ' verify that the sketch was pasted
    ' into the document
End Sub


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