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Extend Sketch Entity Example (VB.NET)

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.
'-------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
    
Dim swSketchMgr As SketchManager
    
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager

        swSketchMgr.InsertSketch(
False)

        
' Create two non-parallel lines
        swSketchMgr.CreateLine(-0.5, 0.88, 0.0#, -0.21, -0.13, 0.0#)
        swSketchMgr.CreateLine(-0.75, -1.128, 0.0#, 0.41, -1.128, 0.0#)
    swModel.ViewZoomtofit2

        
' Set the selection mode to default
        swModel.SetPickMode()

        
' Select the sketch line to extend
        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line1", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0.0#, 0.0#, 0.0#, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        
' Extend the selected sketch line to meet the second line
        boolstatus = swSketchMgr.SketchExtend(0.0#, 0.0#, 0.0#)

        swSketchMgr.InsertSketch(
True)

    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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