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Change Direction Reference of Move Face Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to change the reference direction of a Move Face feature.




' Preconditions: Part is open that has a Move Face feature.


' Postconditions: The selected edge becomes the new

'                direction reference for the Move Face feature.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swMoveFaceFeat As SldWorks.MoveFaceFeatureData

Dim swEntity As SldWorks.Entity

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim dirType As Long



Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension


    ' Get the Move Face feature

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Move Face1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    Set swMoveFaceFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition


    ' Roll back the Move Face feature

    swMoveFaceFeat.AccessSelections swModel, Nothing

    ' Get the current direction reference

    Set swEntity = swMoveFaceFeat.GetDirectionReference(dirType)

    swEntity.Select4 False, Nothing

   ' Clear the selection

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True


    ' Select a different edge for the direction reference

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", -0.05047526142499, 0.03085263679878, 0.04047526142483, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swEntity = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    ' Set the direction reference to the just-selected edge

    swMoveFaceFeat.SetDirectionReference swEntity


    ' Roll back the part with the modified Move Face feature

    swFeat.ModifyDefinition swMoveFaceFeat, swModel, Nothing


End Sub

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