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VB.Net API Development

Discussion in 'Add-on Development' started by ruesve, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. ruesve

    ruesve Member

    Hello Everybody,

    I'm trying to develope an addon for Alibre Design in VB.Net

    I tried it with the manual wich has been delivered with Alibre Design and with entry's on this Forum.

    I get the same error over time and time with or without debugging:


    Wich is translated like this: "The File or Assembly "AlibreX, Version= Culture=neutral, OublicKeyToken=numm" or a reference can't be found" It has tried to load a file with a wrong format.

    I got the Code from a forum post and my code just looks like this:

    Private Sub btn_createobject_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btn_createobject.Click
            Dim p() As Process
            p = Process.GetProcessesByName("Alibre Design")
            If p.Count > 0 Then 'check if the task Alibre Design is running'
                'if yes
                Dim hook As AlibreX.AutomationHook = GetObject(, "AlibreX.AutomationHook")
                Dim root As IADRoot = hook.Root
                Dim partSession As IADPartSession = root.CreateEmptyPart("Simple Part", False)
                Dim designSession As IADDesignSession = partSession
                Dim session As IADSession = partSession
                Dim designPts As IADDesignPoints = designSession.DesignPoints
                Dim planes As IADDesignPlanes = designSession.DesignPlanes
                Dim XYPlane As IADDesignPlane = planes.Item("XY-Plane")
                Dim axes As IADDesignAxes = designSession.DesignAxes
                Dim Xaxis As IADDesignAxis = axes.Item("X-Axis")
                Dim plane10 As IADDesignPlane = planes.CreateAtOffsetToPlane(Nothing, XYPlane, 10.0, "Plane Offset At 10 cm")
                Dim sketch10 As IADSketch = partSession.Sketches.AddSketch(Nothing, plane10, "Sketch 10")
                sketch10.Figures.AddCircle(3.0, 4.0, 1.0)
                Dim geoFactory As IADGeometryFactory = session.GeometryFactory
                Dim refPt0 As IADDesignPoint = designPts.CreatePoint(1.2, 2.3, 4.4, "Ref Pt. 0")
                Dim refPt1 As IADDesignPoint = designPts.CreatePoint(3.2, 4.3, -4.4, "Ref Pt. 1")
                Dim pt0 As IADPoint = geoFactory.CreatePoint(2.5, 1.3, 2.4)
                Dim pt1 As IADPoint = geoFactory.CreatePoint(3.2, 2.0, 3.3)
                Dim sketch3D As IAD3DSketch = partSession.Sketches3D.Add3DSketch("Sketch 3D")
                Dim spline3DPts As Double() = {1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.5, 1.0, -2.0, 0.0, 3.0, 0.0, -2.0, 6.0}
                Dim spline3D As AlibreX.IAD3DSketchBspline = sketch3D.Figures.AddBsplineByInterpolation(spline3DPts)
                Dim extrusion As IADExtrusionFeature = partSession.Features.AddExtrudedBoss(
                    sketch10, 2.0, ADPartFeatureEndCondition.AD_TO_DEPTH,
                    Nothing, Nothing, 0, ADDirectionType.AD_ALONG_NORMAL,
                    Nothing, Nothing, True, 0, False, "New Cylinder",
                    "Length of Cylinder", Nothing
                'if no
            End If
        End Sub

    I don't get it what i did wrong with copy paste from a forum.

    (This is just an existing example. I'm still learning how to code an addon for AD, but therefor i ahve to learn it, and with an old manual its lot harder)

    //EDIT 09.10.2017 14:25 GMT+1
    Software: Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise 64 Bit
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Best Regards,
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2017
  2. cadtec

    cadtec Member

    No news on this topic?
  3. ruesve

    ruesve Member

    this problem is outdated and a solution has already been found. Therefore this thread can be closed.

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