How can I load geometry in an IV file into Voxler via automation?

This article contains a sample script for loading an IV geometry file and then changing the properties of the geometry.

To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, or click here to download the BAS file: LoadIV.BAS
  2. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Voxler 4\Scripter.
  3. Double click on Scripter.exe to launch Scripter.
  4. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines then press Delete.
  5. If you copied this script, press Ctrl+V to paste it into Scripter. If you downloaded it, click File | Open, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.
  6. Click Script | Run to run the script.


' LoadIV.bas
' This script loads an IV geometry file.
' It then changes the properties of the geometry.

' If Voxler is running, retrieve the current instance of Voxler.  Otherwise,
' create a new instance of Voxler.
Function VoxlerApplication()
   On Error Resume Next
   Set VoxlerApplication = GetObject(, "Voxler.Application")
   If Err.Number <> 0 Then
      Set VoxlerApplication = CreateObject("Voxler.Application")
   End If
   On Error GoTo 0
End Function

Sub Main
 'Retrieve running instance of Voxler or create a new instance of Voxler
  Dim VoxlerApp As Object
  Set VoxlerApp = VoxlerApplication()

 'Make Voxler visible
  VoxlerApp.Visible = True

 'Access CommandApi
  Set CommandApi = VoxlerApp.CommandApi

 'Create a new Voxler document
  CommandApi.Construct ("New")

 'Loads an IV file
  CommandApi.Construct ("Import")
  CommandApi.Option ("GuiEnabled", "False")
  CommandApi.Option ("Path", VoxlerApp.Path+"\Samples\Earth.iv")

 'Change the draw style for the IV file
 'Value is 0, 1, 2, or 3 for As is, Shaded, Lines, Points
  CommandApi.Construct ("ModifyModule")
  CommandApi.Option ("Module", "Earth.iv")
  CommandApi.Option ("GeomSrcDrawStyle", "2")

End Sub


Updated May 30, 2018

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