Hide Table of Contents

Construct Arc Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to construct an Arc.

'--------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Create a VB.NET Windows console project.
' 2. Copy and paste this example into the VB.NET IDE.
' 3. Add a reference to:
'    install_dir\APISDK\tlb\DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.dll.
' 4. Start DraftSight and open a document.
' 5. Start debugging the project.
'
' Postconditions: A message box pops up when a Arc is
' constructed in the drawing document.
'----------------------------------------------------------------
Imports DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation
Module Module1

    Sub Main()

        Dim dsApp As Application
        Dim dsDoc As Document
        Dim dsModel As Model
        Dim dsSketchManager As SketchManager
        Dim dsArc As CircleArc
        Dim centerX, centerY, centerZ, radius As Double
        Dim startAngle, endAngle As Double
        'Connect to DraftSight
        dsApp = GetObject(, "DraftSight.Application")
	dsApp.AbortRunningCommand() ' abort any command currently running in DraftSight to avoid nested commands

        'Get active document
        dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument()

        If Not dsDoc Is Nothing Then
            'Get model space
            dsModel = dsDoc.GetModel()
            'Get Sketch Manager
            dsSketchManager = dsModel.GetSketchManager()

            'Arc parameters (start and end angle values should be in radians)
            centerX = 0.0#
            centerY = 0.0#
            centerZ = 0.0#
            radius = 4.0#
            startAngle = 0.0#
            endAngle = 3.14159265358979 '180 degrees in radians
            'Construct an Arc
            dsArc = dsSketchManager.InsertArc(centerX, centerY, centerZ, radius, startAngle, endAngle)
            If Not dsArc Is Nothing Then
                MsgBox("An Arc was added to drawing.")
            End If
        Else
            MsgBox("There are no open documents in DraftSight.")
        End If
    End Sub
End Module
 


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:   Construct Arc Example (VB.NET)
*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) 2019 SP04

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.