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Dynamically Mirror Sketch Entities Example (VBA)

This example shows how to enable dynamic sketch mirroring.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\api\box.sldprt.
' 2. Select the top planar face on the part and open a sketch.
' 3. Select an edge on the planar face selected in step 2.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Changes sketch mode to dynamic sketch mirror mode.
' 2. Creates a line and mirrors that line about the edge selected
'    in Preconditions step 3.
' 3. Examine the graphics area.
' NOTE: Because this part is used elsewhere, do
' not save changes.
Option Explicit
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSkMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
    Dim swSketch As SldWorks.Sketch
    Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
    Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSkMgr = swModel.SketchManager
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    swSkMgr.SetDynamicMirror (True)
    Set swSketch = swModel.GetActiveSketch2
    Set swSketchSegment = swModel.CreateLine2(0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1)
End Sub

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