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Open an Assembly in Large Design Review Mode Example (VBA)

Open an Assembly in Large Design Review Mode Example (VBA)

This example shows how to open an assembly in Large Design Review mode.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified assembly to open in Large Design Review mode
'    exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Click OK in the Large Design Review dialog.
' 2. Opens the assembly.
' 3. Creates a section view.
' 4. Creates four snapshots in the DisplayManager:
'    * Home
'    * ASnap
'    * Snap2
'    * Snap3
' 5. Click OK in the Name Snapshot dialog.
' 6. Selects and fully resolves a component.
' 7. Inspect the Immediate window for snapshot information and inspect
'    the graphics area.
' NOTE: Because the assembly is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim snap As SldWorks.snapShot
Dim snaps As Variant
Dim snap1 As SldWorks.snapShot
Dim snap2 As SldWorks.snapShot
Dim snap3 As SldWorks.snapShot
Dim i As Long
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long
Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Set swApp = _

    ' Open a large assembly in Large Design Review mode
    Dim large_assembly_document As String
    large_assembly_document = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\motor casing.sldasm"
    Set Part = swApp.OpenDoc6(large_assembly_document, swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_ViewOnly, "", longstatus, longwarnings)

    ' Wait for the FeatureManager design tree to synchronize
    sleep 5

    ' Create section view
    Dim sViewData As Object
    Set sViewData = Part.ModelViewManager.CreateSectionViewData()
    Set sViewData.FirstPlane = Nothing
    sViewData.FirstReverseDirection = False
    sViewData.FirstOffset = -0.00508
    sViewData.FirstRotationX = 0
    sViewData.FirstRotationY = 0
    sViewData.FirstColor = 16711680
    sViewData.ShowSectionCap = True
    sViewData.KeepCapColor = True
    Dim mvmgr As ModelViewManager
    Set mvmgr = Part.ModelViewManager
    boolstatus = mvmgr.CreateSectionView(sViewData)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    Part.ShowNamedView2 "*Front", 1
    Part.ShowNamedView2 "*Dimetric", 9

    ' Add a named snapshot
    Set snap1 = mvmgr.AddSnapShot("ASnap")
    ' Open dialog box to name the next snapshot
    Set snap2 = mvmgr.AddSnapShot("?")
    ' Add a snapshot with the next default name
    Set snap3 = mvmgr.AddSnapShot("")

    snap1.Comment = "<TS> This is a comment for ASnap."

    snaps = mvmgr.GetSnapShots

    For i = 0 To UBound(snaps)
        Set snap = snaps(i)
        Debug.Print "Snapshot name: " & snap.Name
        Debug.Print "      Comment: " & snap.Comment
        Debug.Print "       ViewID: " & snap.ViewId

   ' Selects a component
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("motor casing-1@motor casing", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
   ' Fully resolve only the selected component
   Part.SelectiveOpen True, False

End Sub
Sub sleep(PauseTime As Integer)
    Dim Start, TotalTime as Integer
    Start = Timer    ' Set start time
    Do While Timer < Start + PauseTime
        DoEvents    ' Yield to other processes
End Sub


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