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Get Corner Points of a Reference Plane Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to obtain the 4 corner points of a reference plane.


' Preconditions: The specified file exists.


' Postconditions:

' 1. A 3DSketch1 containing 4 corner points of the reference plane is created.

' 2. The Immediate Window displays the coordinates of each corner point.


' NOTE: Do not save the part as it is used in a SolidWorks tutorial.


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Dim swFeature As Feature

    Dim swRefPlane As RefPlane

    Dim swModelExt As ModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

    Dim vMathPoints As Object

    Dim vArrayData As Object

    Dim pMathPoint As MathPoint

    Dim i As Integer

    Dim swSketch As Sketch

    Dim sketchMgr As SketchManager

    Dim sketchPt As SketchPoint

    Dim swRefPlaneFeatData As RefPlaneFeatureData

    Dim filename As String

    Dim errors As Long 'swFileLoadError_e

    Dim warnings As Long 'swFileLoadWarning_e

    Sub main()

        filename = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\swutilities\bracket_a.sldprt"

        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(filename, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)

        swModelExt = swModel.Extension

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        sketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager

        boolstatus = swModelExt.SelectByID2("Plane4", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, swSelectOption_e.swSelectOptionDefault)

        swFeature = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        swRefPlane = swFeature.GetSpecificFeature2

        vMathPoints = swRefPlane.CornerPoints 'Four (4) MathPoint objects are always returned


        For i = 0 To UBound(vMathPoints)

            vArrayData = vMathPoints(i).ArrayData

            Debug.Print(" Point x = " & vArrayData(0))

            Debug.Print(" Point y = " & vArrayData(1))

            Debug.Print(" Point z = " & vArrayData(2))

            sketchPt = sketchMgr.CreatePoint(vArrayData(0), vArrayData(1), vArrayData(2))

        Next i


    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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