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Create Sketch Path Example (C#)

This example shows how to create a sketch path.

//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Verify that the specified document template exists.
// 2. Open an Immediate window.
//
// Postconditions:  
// 1. Creates a new model document with Sketch1.
// 2. Selects the Sketch1 segments.
// 3. Creates a sketch path.
// 4. Creates a sketch circle.
// 5. Adds a tangent relation between the sketch path and sketch circle.
// 6. Inspect the Immediate window.
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace CreateSketchPath_CSharp.csproj
{
    
    partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
 
        ModelDoc2 swModel;
        SelectionMgr swSelMgr;
        Feature swFeat;
        Sketch swSketch;
        int i;
        bool bRet;
        object[] vSketchPath;
        SketchPath swSketchPath;
        double nLength;
        object[] vConstraint;
        SketchRelation swSkRel;
        object[] vRelation;
        object vSkRel;
        object[] vSketchSeg;
        SketchSegment swSketchSeg;
        SketchManager swSketchMgr;
        bool boolstatus;
     
 
        public void Main()
        {
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.NewDocument("C:\\ProgramData\\SolidWorks\\SOLIDWORKS 2015\\templates\\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0);
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
 
            swModel.SketchManager.InsertSketch(true);
            boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Front Plane""PLANE", -0.0416217612836357, 0.0270960165695038, 0.00355460240358513, false, 0, null, 0);
 
            object skSegment = null;
            skSegment = swModel.SketchManager.CreateLine(-0.055655, 0.037535, 0.0, 0.011848, 0.039924, 0.0);
            skSegment = swModel.SketchManager.CreateLine(0.011848, 0.039924, 0.0, 0.018817, 0.009658, 0.0);
            skSegment = swModel.SketchManager.CreateLine(0.018817, 0.009658, 0.0, 0.05227, 0.008264, 0.0);
            skSegment = swModel.SketchManager.CreateLine(0.05227, 0.008264, 0.0, 0.065809, 0.036414, 0.0);
 
            swModel.SketchManager.InsertSketch(true);
 
            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager;
 
            // Select the sketch
            bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch1""SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
 
            swFeat = (Feature)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);
            swSketch = (Sketch)swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2();
 
            // Put the sketch in edit mode
            swModel.EditSketch();
 
            // Get the sketch segments
            vSketchSeg = (object[])swSketch.GetSketchSegments();
 
            for (i = 0; i <= vSketchSeg.GetUpperBound(0); i++) {
                swSketchSeg = (SketchSegment)vSketchSeg[i];
                swSketchSeg.Select4(truenull);
            }
 
            // Create a chain using the selected sketch segments
            bRet = swSketchMgr.MakeSketchChain();
            swModel.ClearSelection2(true);
 
            // Get the sketch path
            vSketchPath = (object[])swSketch.GetSketchPaths();
            swModel.ClearSelection2(true);
 
            // Create a circle
            swSketchMgr.CreateCircle(-0.07515069296375, 0.04810565031983, 0, -0.055655, 0.037535, 0);
 
            // Add a tangent relation between sketch path and sketch circle
            boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Arc1""SKETCHSEGMENT", -5.44261072733269E-02, 4.71088420855688E-02, -3.28513702299429E-03, false, 0, null, 0);
            boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Line1""SKETCHSEGMENT", -4.22450565500339E-02, 3.67651345154678E-02, -2.68554920844266E-03, true, 0, null, 0);
            swModel.SketchAddConstraints("sgTANGENT");
 
            // Print the number of constraints, number of relations,
            // path length, number of sketch segments, whether the path was selected,
            // type of constraints, and type of relations
            for (i = 0; i <= vSketchPath.GetUpperBound(0); i++) {
                swSketchPath = (SketchPath)vSketchPath[i];
                Debug.Print(" Number of constraints: " + swSketchPath.GetConstraintsCount());
                Debug.Print(" Number of relations: " + swSketchPath.GetRelationsCount());
                Debug.Print(" Path length: " + swSketchPath.GetLength());
                Debug.Print(" Number of segments: " + swSketchPath.GetSketchSegmentCount());
                Debug.Print(" Selection result: " + swSketchPath.Select(falsenull));
 
                vConstraint = (object[])swSketchPath.GetConstraints();
 
                int j = 0;
                j = 0;
 
                if (((vConstraint != null))) {
                    for (j = 0; j <= vConstraint.GetUpperBound(0); j++) {
                        Debug.Print("  SketchSegConstraint[" + i + "]: " + vConstraint[j]);
                    }
                }
 
                vRelation = (object[])swSketchPath.GetRelations();
 
                int k = 0;
                    for (k = 0; k <= vRelation.GetUpperBound(0); k++ ){
                        vSkRel = vRelation[k];
                        swSkRel = (SketchRelation)vSkRel;
                        Debug.Print("    Relation(" + k + ")");
                        Debug.Print("      Type: " + swSkRel.GetRelationType());
   
                    }
 
                // Get the sketch segments in the sketch path and
                // their lengths
                vSketchSeg = (object[])swSketchPath.GetSketchSegments();
 
                int l = 0;
 
                for (l = 0; l <= vSketchSeg.GetUpperBound(0); l++) {
                    swSketchSeg = (SketchSegment)vSketchSeg[l];
 
                    // Ignore construction lines
                    if (swSketchSeg.ConstructionGeometry == false) {
                        // Ignore text
                        if ((int)swSketchSegments_e.swSketchTEXT != swSketchSeg.GetType()) {
                            nLength = nLength + swSketchSeg.GetLength();
                        }
                    }
 
                }
 
                Debug.Print(" Total path length calculated by segment: " + nLength);
 
            }
 
            swModel.SketchManager.InsertSketch(true);
        }
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
 
        public SldWorks swApp;
 
    }
}

 



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