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Insert Hatch Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a hatch on a closed sketch in a drawing. The following image demonstrates the example.

 

 

'------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing containing a closed sketch similar to the
'    sketch shown.
' 2. Select an arc.
' 3. Change the name of the arc in this code to match name of
'    of the arc selected in step 2 (e.g., record selecting the
'    arc, save the recording to a new macro, open and inspect
'    that macro, and make note of the name of the selected arc).
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts and scales the hatch.
' 2. Examine the drawing.
'------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim SelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks


Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set SelMgr = Part.SelectionManager
boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Arc29", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0.08421725979537, 0.08635799134766, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)


Dim selSkSeg As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Dim selSk As SldWorks.Sketch
Set selSkSeg = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

Set selSk = selSkSeg.GetSketch


Part.InsertHatchedFace


Dim hatchArr As Variant
Dim vobj As Variant
Dim skHatch As SldWorks.SketchHatch


hatchArr = selSk.GetSketchHatches
For Each vobj In hatchArr
    Set skHatch = vobj
    skHatch.Scale2 = 4
Next vobj


End Sub



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