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Translate Move Face Feature Example (C#)

 This example shows how to translate a Move Face feature.




// Preconditions: Part document containing a Move Face

//             feature is open and contains a Move Face1

//             feature.


// Postconditions: Move Face feature is translated.



using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

namespace TranslateMoveFaceFeature_CSharp.csproj


    partial class SolidWorksMacro


        public void Main()


            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);

            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt = default(ModelDocExtension);

            SelectionMgr swSelMgr = default(SelectionMgr);

            Feature swFeat = default(Feature);

            MoveFaceFeatureData swMoveFaceFeatData = default(MoveFaceFeatureData);

            double[] varPara = null;

            double[] newPara = new double[3];

            double[] newVarPara = null;

            long i = 0;

            bool boolstatus = false;

            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;

            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;

            swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension;

            // Select, get, and access Move Face feature

            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Move Face1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

            swFeat = (Feature)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);

            swMoveFaceFeatData = (MoveFaceFeatureData)swFeat.GetDefinition();

            swMoveFaceFeatData.AccessSelections(swModel, null);

            // Get current translation values

            Debug.Print("Translation values before translating Move Face feature...");

            varPara = (double[])swMoveFaceFeatData.TriadTranslationParameters;

            for (i = varPara.GetLowerBound(0); i <= varPara.GetUpperBound(0); i++)


                Debug.Print(" " + (varPara[i] * 1000 + " mm"));


            // Set new translation values

            newPara[0] = 0.0;

            newPara[1] = 0.0;

            newPara[2] = 0.01;

            newVarPara = newPara;

            // Move Face feature is translated using the new

            // translation values

            swMoveFaceFeatData.TriadTranslationParameters = newVarPara;

            Debug.Print(" ");

            newVarPara = (double[])swMoveFaceFeatData.TriadTranslationParameters;

            Debug.Print("Translation values after translating Move Face feature...");

            for (i = newVarPara.GetLowerBound(0); i <= newVarPara.GetUpperBound(0); i++)


                Debug.Print(" " + (newVarPara[i] * 1000.0 + " mm"));


            // Move Face feature is modified

            swFeat.ModifyDefinition(swMoveFaceFeatData, swModel, null);


        /// <summary>

        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

        /// </summary>

        public SldWorks swApp;



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