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Create Angular Dimension Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add an angular display dimension to a sketch.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\box.sldprt.
' 2. Press F8 repeatedly to step through the macro.
' Postconditions: 
' 1. Edits Sketch1.
' 2. Creates an angular dimension.
' 3. Displays the dimension for:
'    * Angle defined by the selected sketch segment and an extension line
'      that is drawn to the right of the selected sketch point
'      (Direction = swSmartDimensionDirection_Right)
'    * Explementary angle
'    * Vertically opposite angle
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes to it.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim myDisplayDim As SldWorks.DisplayDimension
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Option Explicit
Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

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

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line2", "SKETCHSEGMENT", -6.72289031567236E-02, 1.80603779387131E-02, 1.84698306816742E-02, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Point1", "SKETCHPOINT", -8.11067833265636E-02, 3.89478433654258E-02, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set myDisplayDim = Part.Extension.AddDimension(-4.56250220540824E-02, 0, 1.50965590938767E-03, swSmartDimensionDirection_Right)

Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True

End Sub



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