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Insert Explode Line Sketch and Route Line Example (C#)

This example shows how to insert a route line in an explode line sketch.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\floxpress\ball valve\ball_valve.sldasm.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Creates an exploded view of the assembly.
// 2. Adds a route line, which is a type of explode line.
// 3. Examine the Immediate window and graphics area.
// 4. Locate and click 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.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace Macro1CSharp.csproj
    public partial class SolidWorksMacro
        public void Main()
            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
            AssemblyDoc swAssembly = default(AssemblyDoc);
            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt = default(ModelDocExtension);
            SelectionMgr swSelMgr = default(SelectionMgr);
            Sketch swSketch = default(Sketch);
            SketchManager swSketchMgr = default(SketchManager);
            Face2 swFace = default(Face2);
            object[] itemsToConnect = new object[2];
            object[] itemsReverse = new object[2];
            object[] itemsPath = new object[2];
            object[] alongXYZ = new object[2];
            bool boolstatus = false;
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swAssembly = (AssemblyDoc)swModel;
            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swModelDocExt = (ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;
            swSketchMgr = (SketchManager)swModel.SketchManager;
            // Explode the assembly
            // Insert an explode line sketch
            // Select two faces for the route line
            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""FACE", -0.00555234504082591, 0.0271707519863185, 0.00337956573349629, false, 0, null, 0);
            swFace = (Face2)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);
            itemsToConnect[0] = (object)swFace;
            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""FACE", 0.00581777224675761, 0.0211322449790146, 0.127676153954326, true, 0, null, 0);
            swFace = (Face2)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);
            itemsToConnect[1] = (object)swFace;
            itemsReverse[0] = false;
            itemsReverse[1] = false;
            itemsPath[0] = false;
            itemsPath[1] = false;
            alongXYZ[0] = false;
            alongXYZ[1] = false;
            // Insert the route line in the explode line sketch
            swSketch = (Sketch)swModel.GetActiveSketch2();
            boolstatus = swSketch.InsertRouteLine((itemsToConnect), itemsReverse, itemsPath, alongXYZ);
            Debug.Print("Route line inserted in explode line sketch? " + boolstatus);
            // Close the explode line sketch
        public SldWorks swApp;

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