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Set Custom Bend Deduction (VBA)

This example shows how to set the custom bend deduction for the selected bend feature.




' Preconditions:

'     (1) Sheet metal part is open.

'     (2) Bend feature is selected.


' Postconditions: Selected bend feature is modified.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim longstatus As Long

Dim FeatureData As SldWorks.SketchBendFeatureData

Dim Feature As SldWorks.Feature

Dim Component As SldWorks.Component

Dim nam As String


Sub main()


Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc


' Get the selected bend feature

Set Feature = Part.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObject5(1)


'Get the name of the selected bend feature

nam = Feature.GetTypeName

Set FeatureData = Feature.GetDefinition


' Get whether to use default bend allowance to determine the current state


Dim useCustom As Boolean

useCustom = FeatureData.UseDefaultBendAllowance


' Get the custom bend allowance object

Dim bData As SldWorks.CustomBendAllowance

Set bData = FeatureData.GetCustomBendAllowance


Dim bType As Long

bType = bData.Type

' Set the bend allowance type to bend deduction

bData.Type = swBendAllowanceDeduction


' Set the value of the bend deduction

bData.BendDeduction = 0.001


FeatureData.UseDefaultBendAllowance = False

'Set the value of the bend deduction

Call FeatureData.SetCustomBendAllowance(bData)


' Modify the bend

boolstatus = Feature.ModifyDefinition(FeatureData, Part, Component)


End Sub



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