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Create and Modify Move Face Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a Move Face feature by translating a face on a part and then how to modify that Move Face feature.


' Preconditions:

'          (1) The specified SolidWorks document exists

'              on your system.

'          (2) Step through (press F8) the macro.


' Postconditions: A Move Face feature is created and then

'                modified.


' NOTE: Because the specified SolidWorks document is used by

'       a SolidWorks online tutorial, do not save any changes

'       when closing the document.


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 swMoveFaceFeat As SldWorks.MoveFaceFeatureData

Dim transParams As Variant

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim triadParams(0 To 2) As Double

Dim fileerror As Long

Dim filewarning As Long


Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    ' Open the SolidWorks document

    swApp.OpenDoc6 "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\assemblymates\knee.sldprt", swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", fileerror, filewarning


    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager


    ' Translation parameters

    triadParams(0) = 0

    triadParams(1) = 0.05

    triadParams(2) = 0

    transParams = triadParams


    ' Select face to move

    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.04239074672171, 0.01587499999999, 0.3283508339712, False, 1, Nothing, 0)


    ' Create the Move Face feature by

    ' translating the selected face

    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.InsertMoveFace2(1, False, 0, 0, (transParams), Nothing)


    ' Modify the MoveFace feature

    Set swMoveFaceFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition


    ' Roll back the Move Face feature

    swMoveFaceFeat.AccessSelections swModel, Nothing


    triadParams(0) = 0

    triadParams(1) = 0.1

    triadParams(2) = 0

    transParams = triadParams


    swMoveFaceFeat.TriadTranslationParameters = (transParams)


    ' Roll back the part with the modified Move Face feature

    swFeat.ModifyDefinition swMoveFaceFeat, swModel, Nothing


End Sub

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