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Create Layer for Selected View Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a layer for the selected drawing view.




' Preconditions:

'        (1) Drawing of part is open.

'        (2) A view in the drawing is selected.


' Postconditions: A layer for the selected view is created.



Option Explicit


Private Sub ChangeComponentLayer _

( _

    swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks, _

    swDraw As SldWorks.DrawingDoc, _

    sLayerName As String _


    Dim bRet                    As Boolean


    ' Form a valid layer name

    sLayerName = Replace(sLayerName, "/", "_")

    sLayerName = Replace(sLayerName, "@", "_")


    bRet = swDraw.CreateLayer( _

                sLayerName, _

                "Layer for part in " & sLayerName, _

                0, swLineCONTINUOUS, swLW_NORMAL, True): Debug.Assert bRet


    ' Changes in all views

    swDraw.ChangeComponentLayer sLayerName, True

End Sub

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swDraw                  As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swView                  As SldWorks.view


    Dim swDrawModel             As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swDrawPart              As SldWorks.PartDoc

    Dim vBody                   As Variant

    Dim swBody                  As SldWorks.body2

    Dim swFace                  As SldWorks.face2

    Dim swEnt                   As SldWorks.entity


    Dim nErrors                 As Long

    Dim nWarnings               As Long


    Dim bRet                    As Boolean


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swDraw = swModel

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swDrawModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(swView.GetReferencedModelName, swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", nErrors, nWarnings)

    Set swDrawPart = swDrawModel


    Debug.Print "File           = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  View         = " & swView.Name

    Debug.Print "    View Model = " & swView.GetReferencedModelName


    vBody = swDrawPart.GetBodies2(swSolidBody, True)


    Set swBody = vBody(0)

    Set swFace = swBody.GetFirstFace

    Set swEnt = swFace


    bRet = swView.SelectEntity(swEnt, False): Debug.Assert bRet

    ChangeComponentLayer swApp, swDraw, swView.Name

End Sub

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