Hide Table of Contents

Get and Set Scene Properties Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a model's scene and get and set some scene properties.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit
Dim Scene As SldWorks.swScene
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swConfig As SldWorks.Configuration
Dim swPoint  As SldWorks.MathPoint
Dim swVector As SldWorks.MathVector
Dim point As Variant
Dim vect As Variant

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swConfig = swModel.GetActiveConfiguration
    Debug.Print "Configuration: " & swConfig.name
   

    Set Scene = swConfig.GetScene

    Dim P2SFilename As String
    Scene.GetP2SFileName P2SFilename
    Debug.Print "Scene file: " & P2SFilename
   

    Debug.Print "Scene background top gradient color: " & Scene.BackgroundTopGradientColor
    Debug.Print "Scene background bottom gradient color: " & Scene.BackgroundBottomGradientColor
   

    Scene.GetFloorNormal swPoint, swVector
    point = swPoint.ArrayData
    Debug.Print "Scene floor normal point: " & point(0) & ", " & point(1) & ", " & point(2)
    vect = swVector.ArrayData
    Debug.Print "Scene floor normal vector: " & vect(0) & ", " & vect(1) & ", " & vect(2)
  

    Scene.BackgroundType = swSceneBackgroundType_e.swBackgroundType_UseEnvironment
    Debug.Print "Type of scene background as defined in swSceneBackgroundType_e: " & Scene.BackgroundType
    Debug.Print "Scene background environment image file: " & Scene.BackgroundEnvImage
    Debug.Print "Scene background image file: " & Scene.BackgroundImage
    Debug.Print "Scene environment rotation: " & Scene.EnvironmentRotation
    Scene.FitToSWWindow = True
    Debug.Print "Stretch to fit in SOLIDWORKS window? " & Scene.FitToSWWindow
    Debug.Print "Scale the scene floor uniformly? " & Scene.FixedAspectRatio
    Debug.Print "Flip the scene floor direction? " & Scene.FloorDirection
    Debug.Print "Automatically resize the scene floor based on the model bounding box? " & Scene.FloorAutoSize
    Debug.Print "Distance between scene floor and model: " & Scene.FloorOffset
    Debug.Print "Flip the scene floor offset direction? " & Scene.FloorOffsetDirection
    Scene.FloorReflections = True
    Debug.Print "Show model reflections on the scene floor? " & Scene.FloorReflections
    Debug.Print "Scene floor rotation: " & Scene.FloorRotation
    Debug.Print "Show model shadows on the scene floor? " & Scene.FloorShadows
    Debug.Print "Keep the scene background when changing the scene? " & Scene.KeepBackground
    Scene.FlattenFloor = True
    Debug.Print "Flatten the scene floor of the spherical environment? " & Scene.FlattenFloor
    Debug.Print "Horizon height: " & Scene.HorizonHeight
    Debug.Print "Environment size: " & Scene.EnvironmentSize
   

End Sub

 



Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Get and Set Scene Properties Example (VBA)
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2018 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.