13 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2017 2:07 PM by Matt Bieringer

    Move Drawing View to New Layer

    Matt Bieringer

      Hello everyone,


      I am currently writing a macro to move various components in our drawings to new layers. The issue I am running into is with the views. I cannot find a way to move them the a new layer with api. I have tried the following code:

      If swView.GetName2 <> sheetNames(i - 1) Then
          bRet = swModelExt.SelectByID2(swView.GetName2, "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
          ViewLayer = swLayerMgr.AddLayer("Views", "", 0, 0, 0)
          swDraw.ChangeComponentLayer "Views", False
          bRet = swModel.DeSelectByID(swView.GetName2, "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0)
      End If

      This was modified from this help code: http://help.solidworks.com/2017/english/api/sldworksapi/create_layer_for_selected_view_example_vb.htm?verRedirect=1, but it doesn't seem to actually change the layer, although it will correctly select the view.


      Any help will be appreciated.