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Create Thicken Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a thicken feature in a multibody part.

 

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Dim FeatureBossArray(1) As Object

 

Part.SelectById2 "Extrude1", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, swSelectOptionDefault

Part.AndSelectById "Extrude2", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0

 

Set FeatureBossArray(0) = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

Set FeatureBossArray(1) = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(2)

 

Part.ClearSelection

Part.SelectByMark "Extrude2", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, 0

Part.AndSelectByMark "Surface-Offset2", "SURFACEBODY", -0.02497777716906, -0.03617986965071, 0.1016290821131, 1

Part.AndSelectByMark "Extrude1", "SOLIDBODY", -0.02823155779504, -0.04351551915801, 0.007861557497051, 2

' Thicken the selected reference surface and then generate a boss

Set FeatureBoss = Part.FeatureManager.FeatureBossThicken(0.01, 0, -842150451, 0, 1, 1, 0)

' Set the property values for the selected feature

Part.SelectedFeatureProperties 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, "Thicken1"

Part.SelectById2 "Extrude2", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, swSelectOptionDefault

Part.SelectById2 "Thicken1", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, swSelectOptionDefault

 

' Get the thicken feature definition object

Set FeatureBoss_DEF = FeatureBoss.GetDefinition

FeatureBoss_DEF.AccessSelections Part, Nothing

' Set the solid bodies that the thicken feature affects in the multibody part

FeatureBoss_DEF.FeatureScopeBodies = FeatureBossArray

' Update the definition of the thicken feature

FeatureBoss.ModifyDefinition FeatureBoss_DEF, Part, Nothing

' Display the number solid bodies affected by the thicken feature

Debug.Print FeatureBoss_DEF.GetFeatureScopeBodiesCount

' Display whether the results of this thicken feature are merged

partDebug.Print FeatureBoss_DEF.Merge

' Display whether all or only specific bodies were automatically selected for the thicken feature

Debug.Print FeatureBoss_DEF.AutoSelect

FeatureBoss_DEF.ReleaseSelectionAccess



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