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Create 360° Revolve Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a 360° revolve feature.




' Preconditions: A part document is open and contains

'                an axis and a sketch of a rectangle

'                to revolve around the axis.


' Postconditions: A 360° revolve feature is created.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swRevolveFeat As SldWorks.RevolveFeatureData2

Dim revolveType As Long

Dim revolveAngle As Double

Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Axis1", "AXIS", -0.001439, 0.008691, -0.001923, False, 4, Nothing, 0)

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Sketch3", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)


    ' Assign the type of revolve to create as defined in swRevolveType_e

    revolveType = swRevolveTypeOneDirection



    ' Demonstrate that if the angle is specified as anything other than

    ' 2 PI (6.2831853071796), you do not get good results

    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureRevolve(6.283185, False, 5#, revolveType, 0, True, True, True)




    ' Modify the revolve feature using the enumerator that correctly

    ' creates a 360° revolve feature

    Set swRevolveFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition

    ' Assign the type of revolve as defined in swRevolveType_e

    swRevolveFeat.Type = 3 ' swRevolveTypeOneDirection360Degrees

    boolstatus = swFeat.ModifyDefinition(swRevolveFeat, swModel, Nothing)

End Sub

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