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Insert Grid System Feature Example (VB.NET)

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.
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

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

    Sub main()

        swApp.ResetUntitledCount(0, 0, 0)
        Part = swApp.NewDocument(
"C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2016\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
        swApp.ActivateDoc2(
"Part1", False, longstatus)
        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

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

        skSegment = Part.SketchManager.CreateCircle(-0.019633, 0.076084, 0.0#, -0.001997, 0.081475, 0.0#)
        Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch(
True)

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

        
Dim offsetArray As Object
        Dim heightsArray(1) As Double
        heightsArray(0) = 0.05
        heightsArray(1) = 0.05
        offsetArray = heightsArray

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

        Part.ViewZoomtofit()

    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class



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