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Get coordinates point in a sketch (Problem negativ/positiv value)

Question asked by Charles Robin on Feb 20, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2015 by Kasun Udayanga

Hi everyone



I use this code to get the point coordinates where i just clicked with my mouse:

Its working if i select a sketch point, and also if i click on 3D Model surface.


Sub main()

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim Part As ModelDoc2

Dim SelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set SelMgr = Part.SelectionManager


Dim point As Variant

point = SelMgr.GetSelectionPoint2(1, -1)


Debug.Print point(0) 'X

Debug.Print point(1) 'Y

Debug.Print point(2) 'Z


End Sub





I don't know why, sometime, when i'm editing a sketch, the coordinate axes can be reversed:



As you can see in this example, the 'X' axe of the sketch is in a reverse sens of the 'X' axe of the 3D model.


So if i click on a sketch point, i have the sketch coordinates.

And if i click on the surface of the Model, i got the 3D model coordinate  ...:  the negative of the X sketch coordinates, even if its in the same location.


Then if i want to insert a block in the sketch, by the way of clicking on the Model surface,

the block will appear in the symetrie of 'Y' axe, because  X = - X.


Can you have a solution to coordonate (haha) the landmark?


Maybe a different code or a VBA trick?


Thank you very much!