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Get the Number of Lines in Flat-pattern Drawing View's Boundary-box Sketch (C#)

This example shows how to get the number of lines in a flat-pattern drawing view's boundary-box sketch.

//----------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\SMGussetAPI.SLDPRT.
// 2. Create a new drawing document.
// 3. Select SMGussetAPI.SLDPRT in the View
//    Palette's dropdown list box.
// 4. Open the Immediate window.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. Examine the Immediate window and the drawing.
// 2. If necessary, drag the drawing onto the drawing sheet
//    and zoom in on the drawing view.
//
// NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not save
// changes.
//---------------------------------------------------------

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

namespace GetSMBoundaryBoxDisplayDataViewCSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
        
public void Main()
        {

            ModelDoc2 swModel;
            DrawingDoc swDrawing;
            View swView;
            Sheet swSheet;
            DisplayData swDisplayData;
            
double[] sheetProperties = null;
            
double sheetScale = 0;
            swDwgPaperSizes_e paperSize;
            
double width = 0;
            
double height = 0;
            
long numViews = 0;
            
object[] viewNames = null;
            
string viewPaletteName = "";
            
string drawingViewName = "";
            
int i = 0;
            
bool status = false;


            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swDrawing = (DrawingDoc)swModel;

            
// Get current sheet
            swSheet = (Sheet)swDrawing.GetCurrentSheet();
            sheetProperties = (
double[])swSheet.GetProperties();
            sheetScale = (
double)sheetProperties[2] / sheetProperties[3];
            paperSize = (swDwgPaperSizes_e)swSheet.GetSize(
ref width, ref height);

            
// Get number of views on View Palette
            numViews = 0;
            viewNames = (
object[])swDrawing.GetDrawingPaletteViewNames();

            
// Iterate through views on View Palette
            // When view name equals "Flat pattern", drop
            // that view in drawing
            if (!((viewNames == null)))
            {
                numViews = viewNames.GetUpperBound(0) - viewNames.GetLowerBound(0);
                
for (i = 0; i <= numViews; i++)
                {
                    viewPaletteName = (
string)viewNames[i];
                    
if ((viewPaletteName == "Flat pattern"))
                    {
                        
Debug.Print("Dropping View Palette view named: " + viewPaletteName);
                        swView = (View)swDrawing.DropDrawingViewFromPalette2(viewPaletteName, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
                        drawingViewName = swView.GetName2();
                        
Debug.Print("Dropped View Palette view into drawing view named: " + drawingViewName);
                    }
                }
            }

            
// Activate view and get number of lines in
            // its boundary box sketch
            status = swDrawing.ActivateView(drawingViewName);
            swView = (View)swDrawing.ActiveDrawingView;
            swDisplayData = (DisplayData)swView.GetSMBoundaryBoxDisplayData();

            
Debug.Print("Number of lines in boundary box of flat-pattern drawing view: " + swDisplayData.GetLineCount());
        }


        
/// <summary>
        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
        public
SldWorks swApp;


    }

}



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