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Get and Set Sunlight Source Property Values Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get and set sunlight properties.


' Preconditions:

' 1. Open a part with a sunlight source.

' 2. Open an Immediate window.


' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window for the sunlight properties.

' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim swModelDoc As ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension

Dim retval As Boolean

Dim NorthDirection As MathVector

Dim DateTime As String

Dim vVector As Object

Dim nVector(2) As Double

Dim swMathUtil As MathUtility

Dim NorthLatitude As Double

Dim EastLongitude As Double

Dim TimeZone As Double

Dim Haze As Double

Dim SunDiameter As Double

Dim GroundAlbedo As Integer

Dim SkyGamma As Double

Sub main()

swModelDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc

swModelDocExt = swModelDoc.Extension

'Get sunlight property values

retval = swModelDocExt.GetSunLightSourcePropertyValues(NorthDirection, NorthLatitude, EastLongitude, TimeZone, DateTime)

retval = swModelDocExt.GetSunLightAdvancedPropertyValues(Haze, SunDiameter, GroundAlbedo, SkyGamma)

Debug.Print("North direction: " & NorthDirection.ArrayData(0) & "," & NorthDirection.ArrayData(1) & "," & NorthDirection.ArrayData(2))

Debug.Print("North latitude: " & NorthLatitude)

Debug.Print("East longitude: " & EastLongitude)

Debug.Print("Time zone: " & TimeZone)

Debug.Print("Date and time: " & DateTime)

Debug.Print("Haze (0.0 - 1.0): " & Haze)

Debug.Print("Sun diameter (0.01 - 21474836.47): " & SunDiameter)

Debug.Print("RGB for ground albedo: " & GroundAlbedo)

Debug.Print("Sky Gamma (0.1 = 100.0): " & SkyGamma)

Debug.Print("Minutes of sunlight: " & swModelDocExt.SunLightInformation(swSunlightInfoType_e.swSunlight_LengthOfDay))

Debug.Print("Sunrise (hours from midnight): " & swModelDocExt.SunLightInformation(swSunlightInfoType_e.swSunlight_Sunrise))

Debug.Print("Sunset (hours from midnight): " & swModelDocExt.SunLightInformation(swSunlightInfoType_e.swSunlight_Sunset))

'Set sunlight source property values

swMathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility

nVector(0) = 1 : nVector(1) = 0 : nVector(2) = 0

vVector = nVector

NorthDirection = swMathUtil.CreateVector((vVector))

DateTime = "11/9/2012 2:48:13 PM"

NorthLatitude = NorthLatitude + 0.1

EastLongitude = EastLongitude + 0.1

TimeZone = TimeZone + 0.5

retval = swModelDocExt.SetSunLightSourcePropertyValues(NorthDirection, NorthLatitude, EastLongitude, TimeZone, DateTime)

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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