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Get Coordinate System Transform Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the default coordinate system transform for the selected feature.

 

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' Preconditions: Model document is open and a feature is selected.

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' Postconditions: None

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Option Explicit

Public Enum swUserPreferenceStringValue_e

    swFileSaveAsCoordinateSystem = 16

End Enum

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swDocExt                As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.feature

    Dim swXform                 As SldWorks.MathTransform

    Dim sAxisName               As String

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swDocExt = swModel.Extension

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Current coordinate system = " & swModel.GetUserPreferenceStringValue(swFileSaveAsCoordinateSystem)

    Debug.Print ""

    

    sAxisName = swFeat.Name

    Set swXform = swDocExt.GetCoordinateSystemTransformByName(sAxisName)

    Debug.Print "  " & sAxisName

    Debug.Print "    Origin                    = (" & -1# * swXform.ArrayData(9) * 1000# & ", " & -1# * swXform.ArrayData(10) * 1000# & ", " & -1# * swXform.ArrayData(11) * 1000# & ") mm"

    Debug.Print "    Rotational sub-matrix 1   = (" & swXform.ArrayData(0) & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(1) & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(2) & ")"

    Debug.Print "    Rotational sub-matrix 2   = (" & swXform.ArrayData(3) & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(4) & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(5) & ")"

    Debug.Print "    Rotational sub-matrix 3   = (" & swXform.ArrayData(6) & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(7) & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(8) & ")"

    Debug.Print "    Translation vector       = (" & swXform.ArrayData(9) * 1000# & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(10) * 1000# & ", " & swXform.ArrayData(11) * 1000# & ") mm"

    Debug.Print "    Scale                     = " & swXform.ArrayData(12)

End Sub

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