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Get Original Body from Pattern Body (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the original body from a pattern body.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document that contains a pattern of solid bodies.
' 2. Select a pattern body from the Solid Bodies folder.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. The original body from which the pattern was generated is hidden from view.
' 2. Click F5 to display the original body.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swDoc As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swSm As SelectionMgr
    
Dim selType As Long
    Dim swBody As Body2
    
Dim swOriBody As Body2
    
Dim swMathTrans As MathTransform

    
Sub main()

        swDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSm = swDoc.SelectionManager

        selType = swSm.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)
        swBody = swSm.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        
If (swBody Is Nothing) Then
            MsgBox("Select body from 'Solid Bodies' folder")
        
Else
            swDoc.ClearSelection()
            swOriBody = swBody.GetOriginalPatternedBody(swMathTrans)

            
If Not (swOriBody Is Nothing) Then
                swOriBody.HideBody(True)

                
Stop 'Click F5

                swOriBody.HideBody(False)
                swOriBody =
Nothing
            End If
            swBody = Nothing
        End If

    End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 

 



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