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Change Faces of Move Face Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to modify a Move Face feature by changing the defining faces.

 

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

'

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

'

' Postcondtiions: The selected new face now defines 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 swEnt As SldWorks.Entity

Dim vFaces As Variant

Dim pFace As Variant

Dim vNewFaces As Variant

Dim pNewFace As Variant

Dim pNewFaceArr(0) As Object

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

 

Sub main()

 

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    

    ' Select 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

    

    ' Find and clear the faces that define the Move Face feature

    vFaces = swMoveFaceFeat.Faces

    For Each pFace In vFaces

        Set swEnt = pFace

        swEnt.Select4 False, Nothing

        swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    Next

    

    ' Select a new face for the Move Face feature

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.06393265679355, 0.04999999999984, 0.01806458069194, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set pNewFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    Set pNewFaceArr(0) = pNewFace

    vNewFaces = pNewFaceArr

    ' Set the new face for the Move Face feature

    swMoveFaceFeat.Faces = vNewFaces

    

    ' Modify the Move Face feature and roll back the feature

    swFeat.ModifyDefinition swMoveFaceFeat, swModel, Nothing

    

End Sub



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