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Insert Explode Line Sketch and Jog Line Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a jog line in an explode line sketch, a type of 3D sketch.

' Preconditions: Open public_documents\tutorial\floxpress\ball valve\ball_valve.sldasm.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates an exploded view of the assembly.
' 2. Adds a jog line, which is a type of explode line.
' 3. Examine the graphics area.
' 4. Locate 3DExplode1, the explode line sketch, on the
'    ConfigurationManager tab (click the ConfigurationManager tab and
'    expand default and ExplView1.)
' NOTE: Because this assembly is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
Option Explicit
Dim SwApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swAssembly As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim swSketchMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Sub main()
    Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = SwApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swAssembly = swModel
    Set swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager    
    ' Explode the assembly
    ' Insert an explode line sketch
    'Create a line
    Set swSketchSegment = swSketchMgr.CreateLine(0, 0.1, 0, 0, 0.3, 0)    
    ' Create a jog line using the line
    swSketchSegment.JogLine 0, 0.2, 0, 0.04, 0.25, 0    
    ' Close the 3D sketch and rebuild
    swSketchMgr.Insert3DSketch True
End Sub

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