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Capture 3D View Example (C#)

This example shows how to capture the 3D view of a part or assembly and get its properties.

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Open a part or assembly.
// 2. Open an Immediate window.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. Captures 3DViewn.
// 2. Prints out all of the 3D View names.
// 3. Renames 3DViewn to Aleph.
// 4. Refreshes the model's 3D Views.
// 5. Observe Aleph on the 3DViews tab.
// 6. Inspect the Immediate window.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace Capture3DView_CSharp.csproj
{
    partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
 
        ModelDoc2 swDoc;
        ModelDocExtension swModelExt;
        View3D sw3DView;
        String[] viewNames;
        int v_counter;
        string modelBreakViewName = null;
 
        public void Main()
        {
 
            swDoc = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swModelExt = swDoc.Extension;
 
            sw3DView = swModelExt.Capture3DView();
            viewNames = (string[])swModelExt.Get3DViewNames();
            Debug.Print("3D Views:");
            for (v_counter = 0; v_counter <= viewNames.GetUpperBound(0); v_counter++) {
            Debug.Print("  " + viewNames[v_counter]);
            }
 
            sw3DView.Activate(true);
            sw3DView.Name = "Aleph";
            swModelExt.Refresh3DViews();
            Debug.Print("Number of 3D Views: " + swModelExt.Get3DViewCount());
            Debug.Print("Name of active 3D View: " + sw3DView.Name);
            Debug.Print("Configuration: " + sw3DView.ConfigurationName);
            Debug.Print("Display state: " + sw3DView.DisplayState);
            Debug.Print("Display mode as defined in swDisplayMode_e: " + sw3DView.DisplayMode);
            Debug.Print("Scale: " + sw3DView.Scale);
            modelBreakViewName = sw3DView.ModelBreakViewName;
       
    if (modelBreakViewName == null)
            {
           
    Debug.Print("No model break view");
            }
           
else
            {
           
    Debug.Print("Model break view name: " + modelBreakViewName);
            }
 
 
        }
 
        public SldWorks swApp;
 
    }
}



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