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Get Face Hatch Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the number of face hatches in a standard or derived (detail, section, projected, broken, etc.) drawing view and data.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\introsw\bolt-assembly.slddrw.
' 2. Select Section View A-A in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets face hatch data.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swView As SldWorks.View
    Dim vFaceHatch As Variant
    Dim swFaceHatch As SldWorks.FaceHatch
    Dim i As Long 
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Debug.Print "View   = " & swView.Name
    Debug.Print "  Type = " & swView.Type
    vFaceHatch = swView.GetFaceHatches
    If IsEmpty(vFaceHatch) Then
        Debug.Print "  No face hatches in selected view."
        Exit Sub
    End If
    Debug.Print "  Number of face hatches in this view = " & (UBound(vFaceHatch) + 1)
    If Not IsEmpty(vFaceHatch) Then
        Debug.Print "  Face hatches ="
        Debug.Print ""
        For i = 0 To UBound(vFaceHatch)
            Set swFaceHatch = vFaceHatch(i)
            ' Get face hatch data
            ' 1 radian = 180º/p = 57.295779513º or approximately 57.3º
            Debug.Print "   Angle               = " & swFaceHatch.Angle * 57.3 & " degrees"
            Debug.Print "   Color               = " & swFaceHatch.Color
            Debug.Print "   Definition          = " + swFaceHatch.Definition
            Debug.Print "   Layer               = " & swFaceHatch.Layer
            Debug.Print "   Pattern             = " + swFaceHatch.Pattern
            Debug.Print "   Scale               = " & swFaceHatch.Scale2
            Debug.Print "   SolidFill           = " & swFaceHatch.SolidFill
            Debug.Print "   Material crosshatch = " & swFaceHatch.UseMaterialHatch
            Debug.Print "   -----------------------"
        Next i
    End If
End Sub

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