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Generate cross sections in increments and save the file with increment number

Question asked by Rashiga Walallawita on Jul 13, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2014 by Artem Taturevych

Hi All,


I've a task where I need to generate cross sections in increment lengths in a comples shape. I need to save the dawring of that cross section which the  file name should be the cross section distance i've taken from a referance point.


Here the things i've done so far,


1. I created the cross section using extruded cut profile where small section is left out so to get a cross section.

2. thought about how the macro should work


Strat loop

> select the extrude cut sketch

> edit the dimension form the referance point in a increment

> switch to the dawring view

> save the already set front elevation ,with the file name "length from the referance point".dwg

> continue the loop from begining till the nu,ber of steps reach a certain value.


3. I tried to record a macro and edit it, but since i'm new to solidworks api I coudlnt code it correctly. Here's the code,


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks


For i = 0 To 5


Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch1", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)


Part.ClearSelection2 True

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("D2@Sketch1@vajja.SLDPRT", "DIMENSION", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

Dim myDimension As Object

Set myDimension = Part.Parameter("D2@Sketch1")

step = i / 10

myDimension.SystemValue = 1 + step

Part.ClearSelection2 True

Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True

swApp.ActivateDoc2 "vajja - Sheet1", False, longstatus

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

Part.ClearSelection2 True

longstatus = Part.SaveAs3("F:\2014\sw_ergo\vajja.SLDDRW", 0, 2)

Next i

End Sub


I get the error in the following red colored line.


Some help would be highly appreciated.


Thanks in Advance.