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Capture 3D View Example (VBA)

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

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swDoc As ModelDoc2
Dim swModelExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim sw3DView As View3D
Dim viewNames As Variant
Dim v_counter As Long
Dim modelBreakViewName As String

 

Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelExt = swDoc.Extension
   

    Set sw3DView = swModelExt.Capture3DView
    viewNames = swModelExt.Get3DViewNames
    Debug.Print "3D Views:"
    For v_counter = 0 To UBound(viewNames)
        Debug.Print "  " & viewNames(v_counter)
    Next
   

    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 = "" Then
        Debug.Print "No model break view"
    Else
        Debug.Print "Model break view name: " & modelBreakViewName
    End If


End Sub



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