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Sweep Planar Loop Along Vector Example (VBA)

This example shows how to sweep a planar loop along a vector.




' Preconditions: Model document is open and a planar face is selected.


' Postconditions: Planar loop is swept along the specified vector.



Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swFace                  As SldWorks.face2

    Dim swLoop                  As SldWorks.Loop2

    Dim vSweepOutput            As Variant

    Dim swBody                  As SldWorks.body2

    Dim swStopFace(1)           As SldWorks.face2


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swLoop = swFace.GetFirstLoop: Debug.Assert 1 = swFace.GetLoopCount


    vSweepOutput = swLoop.SweepPlanarLoop(0#, 0#, 0.01, 0#)

    Debug.Assert Not IsEmpty(vSweepOutput)

    Debug.Assert 2 = UBound(vSweepOutput)


    Set swBody = vSweepOutput(0)

    Set swStopFace(0) = vSweepOutput(1)

    Set swStopFace(1) = vSweepOutput(2)


    Debug.Print "Original face area     = " & swFace.GetArea * 1000000# & " mm^2"

    Debug.Print "  Stop face 1 area     = " & swStopFace(0).GetArea * 1000000# & " mm^2"

    Debug.Print "  Stop face 2 area     = " & swStopFace(1).GetArea * 1000000# & " mm^2"

End Sub


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