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Capture 3D View Example (VB.NET)

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.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Dim swDoc As ModelDoc2
    Dim swModelExt As ModelDocExtension
    Dim sw3DView As View3D
    Dim viewNames As Object
    Dim v_counter As Integer
    Dim modelBreakViewName as String =
    Sub main()
        swDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelExt = swDoc.Extension
        sw3DView = swModelExt.Capture3DView
        viewNames = swModelExt.Get3DViewNames
        Debug.Print("3D Views:")
        For v_counter = 0 To UBound(viewNames)
            Debug.Print("  " & viewNames(v_counter))
        sw3DView.Name = "Aleph"
        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

modelBreakViewName = ""
"No model break view")
"Model break view name: " & modelBreakViewName)
End If
    End Sub
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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