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How to set Inventor Display style and Lighting style from an iLogic macro?

A - answer Using a simple iLogic or VBA macro you can switch or set the current Display style and Lighting style in an opened part document (IPT) or assembly (IAM).

To set these styles, use the following rule - choose the requested display style from the enum list DisplayModeEnum, and the lighting style from the localized name in the Appearance tab in the Inventor ribbon:

' Display style/mode:
Dim oView As View = ThisApplication.ActiveView
oView.DisplayMode = DisplayModeEnum.kTechnicalIllustrationRendering
' or kShadedWithEdgesRendering, kWatercolorRendering, etc.

' Lighting style:
newLighting = "Grid Light" ' Alps, Two lights, Photo booth, Old store, etc.
Dim oDoc As Document = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
If oDoc.DocumentType = DocumentTypeEnum.kAssemblyDocumentObject Then
 Dim oAssy As AssemblyDocument = oDoc 
 oAssy.ActiveLightingStyle = oAssy.LightingStyles.Item(newLighting)
Else If oDoc.DocumentType = DocumentTypeEnum.kPartDocumentObject Then
 Dim oPart As PartDocument = oDoc 
 oPart.ActiveLightingStyle = oPart.LightingStyles.Item(newLighting)
End If
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See also:
Tip 13836:How to reset view numbering in Inventor?
Tip 12136:Security settings for Inventor data files and add-on applications.
Tip 11732:How to sort BOM or parts list by part number in Inventor? (iLogic)
Tip 11111:Inventor drawing diplays flipped, mirrored (as from underside)

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