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Extend Sketch Entity Example (VBA)

This example shows how to extend a selected sketch entity (e.g., line, segment, or arc) to meet another sketch entity.

'-------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Open a new part document.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts a new sketch is inserted.
' 2. Creates two non-parallel lines.
' 3. Extends the first line to meet the second line.
' 4. Examine the graphics area.
'-------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swSketchMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager
   

    swSketchMgr.InsertSketch False

    ' Create two non-parallel lines
    swSketchMgr.CreateLine -0.5, 0.88, 0#, -0.21, -0.13, 0#
    swSketchMgr.CreateLine -0.75, -1.128, 0#, 0.41, -1.128, 0#
 

    swModel.ViewZoomtofit2

    ' Set the selection mode to default
    swModel.SetPickMode

    ' Select the sketch line to extend
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line1", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0#, 0#, 0#, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    ' Extend the selected sketch line to meet the second line
    boolstatus = swSketchMgr.SketchExtend(0#, 0#, 0#)
   

    swSketchMgr.InsertSketch True
   

End Sub



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