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Get Fixed Face of Flat-Pattern Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the fixed face of a flat-pattern feature.




' Preconditions: Sheet metal part is open and

'                flat-pattern feature is selected.


' Postconditions: None



Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.feature

    Dim swFlatPatt              As SldWorks.FlatPatternFeatureData

    Dim swFixedFace             As SldWorks.face2

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swFlatPatt = swFeat.GetDefinition


    ' Roll back part because flat pattern will absorb faces

    bRet = swFlatPatt.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)


    Set swFixedFace = swFlatPatt.FixedFace


    bRet = swFixedFace.Select(False): Debug.Assert bRet


    ' Cancel any changes made


End Sub

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