Create temp spherical sheet body using SOLIDWORKS modeler API

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Spherical sheet body
Spherical sheet body

This example demonstrates how to create a sheet body from the spherical surface using SOLIDWORKS API.

Geometry is created using the IModeler::CreateSphericalSurface2 SOLIDWORKS API method.

Run the macro and temp body is displayed. Body can be rotated and selected but it is not presented in the feature tree. Continue the macro execution to destroy the body.

Const RADIUS As Double = 0.01

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Dim swPart As SldWorks.PartDoc
    Set swPart = swApp.ActiveDoc
    If Not swPart Is Nothing Then
        Dim swModeler As SldWorks.Modeler
        Set swModeler = swApp.GetModeler
        Dim dCenter(2) As Double
        dCenter(0) = 0: dCenter(1) = 0: dCenter(2) = 0
        Dim dAxis(2) As Double
        dAxis(0) = 0: dAxis(1) = 0: dAxis(2) = 1
        Dim dRef(2) As Double
        dRef(0) = 1: dRef(1) = 0: dRef(2) = 0
        Dim swSurf As SldWorks.Surface
        Set swSurf = swModeler.CreateSphericalSurface2(dCenter, dAxis, dRef, RADIUS)
        Dim swBody As SldWorks.Body2
        'Full sphere
        Set swBody = swSurf.CreateTrimmedSheet4(Empty, True)
        swBody.Display3 swPart, RGB(255, 255, 0), swTempBodySelectOptions_e.swTempBodySelectable
        Stop 'continue to hide the body
        Set swBody = Nothing
        MsgBox "Please open part document"
    End If
End Sub

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