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Create Detail View Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a detail view.

A named view is activated and a circle centered about the view's origin is created. A detail view is then created at the origin of the sheet. If you modify the macro to adjust the values to different locations, you can see how the values affect the results.

The 1,1,0 represent 1m,1m,0m in sheet space. Most APIs expect units of meters and radians for length and angle values, respectively.

NOTE: The call to IDrawingDoc::CreateDetailViewAt3 uses the x,y,z coordinates relative to the sheet's origin. The sheet's origin is at the lower-left corner of the sheet. The x,y,z coordinates represent the location on the sheet where to place the origin of the parent view.




' Preconditions: Drawing document is open and contains a Drawing View1.


' Postconditions: A circle is created about the activated view's origin

'                and a detail view is then created at the origin of the sheet.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swDrawingDoc As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swDrawingDoc = swModel


swDrawingDoc.ActivateView "Drawing View1"

Set swSketchSegment = swModel.CreateCircle2(0, 0, 0, 0.005, 0, 0)

swDrawingDoc.CreateDetailViewAt3 0, 0, 0, 0, 1#, 1#, "B", 1, 0


End Sub

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