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RotateAboutAxis did not work in SW2017 SP2.0

Question asked by Andreas Killer on Jun 15, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2017 by Andreas Killer

I need some help about a simple macro written many years ago, which had worked always perfectly.

 

The default rotation of SW (using the Up-/Down keys) rotates about the screen X,Y axis, but I want to rotate about the model X,Y or Z axis.
The sense behind the macro is to rotate about the X,Y or Z model axis to turn the model inside ISO or trimetric views.

 

Below is a simple as possible Test macro, on my system it rotates only about the X axis, regardless which axis vector is given.
And it rotates only one (sometimes 2) times, depends on which view direction is shown in SW before.

 

My questions:

Can you confirm the behavior on your system?
Any ideas to accomplish the same with an other code?

 

Andreas.

 

Sub Test()
  Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
  Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
  Dim swView As SldWorks.ModelView
  Dim Data, Start As Double, Step As Double, Degree As Double
  Dim nStatus As Long

 

  Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
  Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
  Set swView = swModel.ActiveView
 
  Data = swModel.GetMassProperties
  If IsEmpty(Data) Then
    ReDim Data(0 To 2)
    Data(0) = 0
    Data(1) = 0
    Data(2) = 0
  End If
  Degree = 90
  'Rotate the model around the Z axis
  swView.RotateAboutAxis Rad(Degree), Data(0), Data(1), Data(2), 0, 0, 1
End Sub

 

 

Private Function Pi() As Double
  'Gibt die Zahl Pi zurück
  Pi = Atn(1) * 4
End Function

 

Private Function Rad(ByVal X As Double) As Double
  'Wandelt Grad in Radiant
  Rad = X * Pi / 180
End Function

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