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Insert Grid System Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a Grid System feature into a model.

'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: 
' 1. Verify that the specified part template exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens a new part document.
' 2. Creates a sketch of a circle.
' 3. Inserts GridSystem1, which contains Surface-Extrude1, Level1, Level2,
'    and two derived sketches, in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 4. Sets the height of each level of the surface extrude to 50.0 mm.
' 5. Examine the Immediate window and graphics area.
' 6. Expand GridSystem1 in FeatureManager design tree.
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim GridFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim myModelView As SldWorks.ModelView
Dim skSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    swApp.ResetUntitledCount 0, 0, 0
    Set Part = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2011\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
    swApp.ActivateDoc2 "Part1", False, longstatus
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
   

    Set myModelView = Part.ActiveView
    myModelView.FrameLeft = 0
    myModelView.FrameTop = 0
    myModelView.FrameState = swWindowState_e.swWindowMaximized
    Part.ShowNamedView2 "*Isometric", 7
   

    Set skSegment = Part.SketchManager.CreateCircle(-0.019633, 0.076084, 0#, -0.001997, 0.081475, 0#)
    Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True
   

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch1", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
   

    Dim offsetArray As Variant
    Dim heightsArray() As Double
    ReDim heightsArray(0 To 1) As Double
    heightsArray(0) = 0.05
    heightsArray(1) = 0.05
    offsetArray = heightsArray
   

    Set GridFeature = Part.FeatureManager.InsertGridFeature((offsetArray))
    Debug.Print GridFeature.Name & " was created."

    Part.ViewZoomtofit

End Sub

 



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