Macro to create spline CSV file using SOLIDWORKS API

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Spline in the sketch with Property Manager Page
Spline in the sketch with Property Manager Page

This VBA macro demonstrates how to create spline in the active sketch by loading points data from the CSV file. CSV file should contain 3 columns for the coordinates of spline nodes in meters. Download sample spline data

Specify full path to this file in the CSV_FILE_PATH constant

Const CSV_FILE_PATH As String = "D:\spline-data.csv"

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Dim swSkMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
    Set swSkMgr = swModel.SketchManager
    If Not swSkMgr.ActiveSketch Is Nothing Then
        Dim vPts As Variant
        vPts = ReadCsvFile(CSV_FILE_PATH, True)
        DrawSpline swSkMgr, vPts
        Err.Raise vbError, "", "Please activate sketch"
    End If
End Sub

Sub DrawSpline(skMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager, vPoints As Variant)
    skMgr.AddToDB = True
    Dim dSplinePts() As Double
    ReDim dSplinePts((UBound(vPoints) + 1) * 3 - 1)
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To UBound(vPoints)
        Dim vPt As Variant
        vPt = vPoints(i)
        Dim x As Double
        Dim y As Double
        Dim z As Double
        If UBound(vPt) >= 0 Then
            x = vPt(0)
        End If
        If UBound(vPt) >= 1 Then
            y = vPt(1)
        End If
        If UBound(vPt) >= 2 Then
            z = vPt(2)
        End If
        dSplinePts(i * 3) = x
        dSplinePts(i * 3 + 1) = y
        dSplinePts(i * 3 + 2) = z
    Dim swSkSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
    Set swSkSegment = skMgr.CreateSpline2(dSplinePts, False)
    If swSkSegment Is Nothing Then
        Err.Raise vbError, "", "Failed to create spline"
    End If
    skMgr.AddToDB = False
End Sub

Function ReadCsvFile(filePath As String, firstRowHeader As Boolean) As Variant
    'rows x columns
    Dim vTable() As Variant
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim tableRow As String
    Dim fileNo As Integer

    fileNo = FreeFile
    Open filePath For Input As #fileNo
    Dim isFirstRow As Boolean
    isFirstRow = True
    isTableInit = False
    Do While Not EOF(fileNo)
        Line Input #fileNo, tableRow
        If Not isFirstRow Or Not firstRowHeader Then
            Dim vCells As Variant
            vCells = Split(tableRow, ",")
            Dim i As Integer
            Dim dCells() As Double
            ReDim dCells(UBound(vCells))
            For i = 0 To UBound(vCells)
                dCells(i) = CDbl(vCells(i))
            If (Not vTable) = -1 Then
                ReDim vTable(0)
                ReDim Preserve vTable(UBound(vTable) + 1)
            End If
            vTable(UBound(vTable)) = dCells
        End If
        If isFirstRow Then
            isFirstRow = False
        End If
    Close #fileNo
    ReadCsvFile = vTable
End Function


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