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Insert and Position DXF/DWG File in Drawing Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert and position a DXF/DWG file in a drawing.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing.
' 2.
Replace DXF_file_path with the pathname of an existing DXF/DWG file.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inspect the Immediate window.
' 2. The DXF/DWG file is inserted as per the specified import data.
' 3. The drawing is moved to the right.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Sub main()

Const sDwgFileName As String = "DXF_file_path"

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swModelView As ModelView
Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc
Dim swFeatMgr As FeatureManager
Dim swFeat As Feature
Dim swSketch As Sketch
Dim swView As View
Dim vPos As Object
        Dim bRet As Boolean
        Dim importData As ImportDxfDwgData

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelView = swModel.ActiveView

        bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Sheet1", "SHEET", 0.0#, 0.0#, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        swDraw = swModel
        swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
        importData = swApp.GetImportFileData(sDwgFileName)

        importData.LengthUnit("") = swLengthUnit_e.swINCHES

        bRet = importData.SetPosition("", swDwgImportEntitiesPositioning_e.swDwgEntitiesCentered, 0, 0)

'Sheet scale
        bRet = importData.SetSheetScale("", 1.0#, 2.0#)

'Paper size
        bRet = importData.SetPaperSize("", swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperAsize, 0.0#, 0.0#)

'Import method
        importData.ImportMethod("") = swImportDxfDwg_ImportMethod_e.swImportDxfDwg_ImportToExistingDrawing

'Import file with importData
        swFeat = swFeatMgr.InsertDwgOrDxfFile2(sDwgFileName, importData)
        swSketch = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2

        swView = swDraw.GetFirstView

Do While Not swView Is Nothing
            If swSketch Is swView.GetSketch Then
                Exit Do
            End If
            swView = swView.GetNextView

        vPos = swView.Position

"File = " & swModel.GetPathName)
"  Sketch       = " & swFeat.Name)
"  View         = " & swView.Name)
"    Old Pos    = (" & vPos(0) * 1000.0# & ", " & vPos(1) * 1000.0# & ") mm")

' Move to right
        vPos(0) = vPos(0) + 0.01
        swView.Position = vPos

        vPos = swView.Position
"    New Pos    = (" & vPos(0) * 1000.0# & ", " & vPos(1) * 1000.0# & ") mm")

' Redraw
        Dim rect() As Double
        rect = Nothing

End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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