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Z Axis Centreline in 3D Sketch

Question asked by Steve Cotterill on Nov 29, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2019 by Fifi Riri

Over a period of time, I have created a complex VBA script that creates quite complex geometry quickly (it saves something like 45 minutes per design), but I can't get one part to work how I want it to.


Without posting the complete vba script here, all I need it to do is model a centerline along the Z axis in a 3D sketch.  I can get it to work in the X and Y axis (in both positive and negative directions), but not in Z.


Even recording a macro where I'm able to create a centerline in the Z axis, fails to re-create it when run.

The recorded macro code is as follows: -


Dim swApp As Object

Dim Part As Object
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
Part.SketchManager.Insert3DSketch True
Dim skSegment As Object
Set skSegment = Part.SketchManager.CreateCenterLine(0#, 0#, 0#, 0.113622, 0#, 0#)
Part.ClearSelection2 True
Dim mySketch As Object
Set mySketch = Part.GetActiveSketch2()
boolstatus = mySketch.SetWorkingPlaneOrientation(0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0)
Set skSegment = Part.SketchManager.CreateCenterLine(0#, 0#, 0.137771, 0#, 0#, 0.237771)
Part.ClearSelection2 True
Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True
End Sub



This is not a 'deal breaker' as i have an untidy workaround, but i would like to understand why it doesn't work

Currently running Solidworks Premium 2018 SP5.0


Thanks in advance for your help.


Cheers Steve