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Insert and Resize Sketch Slot Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert and resize a sketch slot.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a new part document.
' 2. Open the Immediate window..
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a sketch and inserts a sketch slot.
' 2. Press F5 after examining the graphics area.
' 3. Resizes the slot.
' 4. Examine the graphics area and Immediate window.
Option Explicit
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension
    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim swPart As PartDoc
    Dim skManager As SketchManager    
    Sub main()    
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set skManager = swModel.SketchManager
    Set swPart = swModel    
    boolstatus = swExt.SelectByID2("Front Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)    
    skManager.InsertSketch (True)
    Dim swSketchSlot As SketchSlot
    ' Insert a sketch slot
    Set swSketchSlot = skManager.CreateSketchSlot(swSketchSlotCreationType_e.swSketchSlotCreationType_line, swSketchSlotLengthType_e.swSketchSlotLengthType_CenterCenter, 0.05, -0.05, 0, 0, 0.05, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, False)
    Dim lengthType As swSketchSlotLengthType_e
    lengthType = swSketchSlot.lengthType
    Debug.Print "Length: " & swSketchSlot.Length
    Debug.Print "Length Type: " & lengthType
    Debug.Print "Width: " & swSketchSlot.Width    
    ' Edit the slot
    swSketchSlot.Width = swSketchSlot.Width * 2#
    Debug.Print "Modified width: " & swSketchSlot.Width   
    skManager.InsertSketch (True)
End Sub

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