5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2017 5:35 PM by Amen Allah Jlili

    VB.NET AddIn - How to insert a sub to convert the unit, How to deal with small values?

    Ross John

      I am new to this forum and I am looking forward to learn from you experts.


      Also I am new to VB.NET and cannot solve these two problems on my own.


      Question 1: I have wrote some codes to convert the unit from meter into millimeter. But I dont know how to use these codes in VB.NET AddIn. Here is my code:


      Private Function convertMeterToMillimeter(Meter As Double)

          convertMeterToMillimeter = Meter / 1000

      End Function


      I want to insert the above code into the standard VB.NET AddIn codes, so that I can use this Function for all the other Subs in one project.


      For example: In the standard VB.NET AddIn file there is a line like this: (In the Sub CreateCube)

           model.SketchRectangle(0, 0, 0, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, False)


      I want to rewrite the above line into something like this...:






                                                   convertMeterToMillimeter(100), False)


      Could anybody please tell me, where exactly should I put the Function convertMeterToMillimeter, how to make the declarations... etc.


      Question 2: Besides, if there are small values, it seems SolidWorks cannot do correctly.


      For example: If I change 100mm into 1mm in the standard VB.NET AddIn file:

      From: model.SketchRectangle(0, 0, 0, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, False)

      Change to: model.SketchRectangle(0, 0, 0, 0.001, 0.001, 0.001, False)

      SolidWorks will not do the job.


      How to solve this problem?


      Thanks for your help!