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Create Section View and Get Some Data Example (C#)

This example creates a section view and sets and gets some of the section view's data.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\driveworksxpress\mobile gantry.slddrw
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Creates a section view of Drawing View4.
// 2. Sets and gets some section view settings.
// 3. Examine the drawing and the Immediate window.
// NOTE: Because this drawing is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace CreateSectionView_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro

ModelDoc2 swModel;
DrawingDoc swDrawing;
SketchManager swSketchMgr;
SketchSegment swSketchSegment;
object excludedComponents;
View swView;
DrSection swSectionView;

bool boolstatus;

public void Main()
            swModel = (
            swDrawing = (

// Activate the view for which you want to create a section view
            boolstatus = swDrawing.ActivateView("Drawing View4");

// Create section-view line
            swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager;
            swSketchSegment = swSketchMgr.CreateLine(-1.383705, 2.078706, 0.0, 2.747162, 0.0441, 0.0);

// Create the section view at the specified coordinates
            // and up to the specified distance from the section-view line
            excludedComponents = null;
            swView = swDrawing.CreateSectionViewAt5(0.1604082711061, 0.2048687170364, 0,
"D", 32, (excludedComponents), 0.00835);
            Debug.Print("View data: ");
            Debug.Print(" Emphasize outlines of section views? " + swView.EmphasizeOutline);
            swSectionView = (

 // Set some section-view settings
 swSectionView.CutSurfaceBodies = true;
 swSectionView.DisplaySurfaceBodies = true;
 swSectionView.ExcludeSliceSectionBodies = false;

 // Get some section-view settings
 Debug.Print("Section view data: ");
 Debug.Print(" Label: " + swSectionView.GetLabel());
 Debug.Print(" Name of section line: " + swSectionView.GetName());
 Debug.Print(" Depth: " + swSectionView.SectionDepth * 1000.0 + " mm");
 Debug.Print(" Cut direction reversed from default direction? " + swSectionView.GetReversedCutDirection());
 Debug.Print(" Partial section cut? " + swSectionView.GetPartialSection());
 Debug.Print(" Display only the surface cut by the section line? " + swSectionView.GetDisplayOnlySurfaceCut());
 Debug.Print(" Display surface bodies? " + swSectionView.DisplaySurfaceBodies);
Debug.Print(" Exclude slice section bodies? " + swSectionView.ExcludeSliceSectionBodies);


 Debug.Print(" Display only SpeedPak bodies? " + swSectionView.GetDisplayOnlySpeedPakBodies());
.Print(" Scale with model changes? " + swSectionView.GetScaleWithModelChanges());
Debug.Print(" Auto-hatch enabled? " + swSectionView.GetAutoHatch());
Debug.Print(" Hide cut surface bodies? " + swSectionView.CutSurfaceBodies);



public SldWorks swApp;

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