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Extend Surface Example (VBA)

This example shows how to extend edges of a the selected surface.

 

'------------------------------

'

' Preconditions: Select an edge on the surface body that you want to extend.

'

' Postconditions: A temporary body with the selected edges is displayed.

'

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Option Explicit

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swPart As SldWorks.PartDoc

Dim swEdge As SldWorks.Edge

Dim swBody As SldWorks.Body2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swVertex As SldWorks.Vertex

Dim swFace As SldWorks.face2

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.feature

Dim edgeVar As Variant

Dim ct As Integer

Dim bExtLin As Boolean

Dim endCond As Long

Dim newBody1 As SldWorks.Body2

Dim i As Integer

 

Sub main()

 

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swPart = swModel

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

 

' Select an edge on the surface that you want to extend

Set swEdge = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

Set swBody = swEdge.GetBody

 

Stop 'Select edges to extend

Const ct = 2

Dim edgeArr(0 To ct - 1) As Object

For i = 0 To ct - 1

    Set edgeArr(i) = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(i + 1)

Next i

 

edgeVar = edgeArr

bExtLin = True

endCond = 0

 

If endCond = 1 Then

    Stop 'Select the vertex

    Set swVertex = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

End If

 

If endCond = 2 Then

    Stop 'Select the face

    Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

End If

 

Set newBody1 = swBody.ExtendSurface((edgeVar), bExtLin, endCond, 0.01, swVertex, swFace)

newBody1.Display2 swPart, RGB(255, 0, 0), 0

 

End Sub



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