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Traverse All Cosmetic Threads Example (VBA)

This example shows how to traverse all cosmetic threads in part or assembly.




' Problem:

'       In a part or assembly, a cosmetic thread is a sub-feature,

'       typically a sub-feature of a hole or extrusion. Thus,

'       you can traverse over all cosmetic threads in a

'       model by using the usual IFeature traversal methods.


'       This code shows how to traverse a part or assembly

'       and extract information about all cosmetic threads.


' Preconditions:

'       (1) Part or assembly is open

'       (2) Assembly is fully resolved


' Postconditions:

'       None



Option Explicit


Public Enum swCosmeticThreadType_e

    swApplyCosmeticThread_Blind = 0

    swApplyCosmeticThread_UpToNext = 1

    swApplyCosmeticThread_ThroughFeature = 2

End Enum

Public Enum swCosmeticThreadDiameterType_e

    swCosmeticThread_ConicalOffset = 1

    swCosmeticThread_MajorDiameter = 2

    swCosmeticThread_MinorDiameter = 3

End Enum


Sub main()


    Dim swApp                                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swFeat                                  As SldWorks.feature

    Dim swSubFeat                               As SldWorks.feature

    Dim sFeatType                               As String

    Dim swCosThread                             As SldWorks.CosmeticThreadFeatureData


    Dim i                                       As Long

    Dim j                                       As Long

    Dim bRet                                    As Boolean

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName


    Set swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature

    Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing

        Set swSubFeat = swFeat.GetFirstSubFeature

        Do While Not swSubFeat Is Nothing


            sFeatType = swSubFeat.GetTypeName


            Select Case sFeatType

                Case "CosmeticThread"

                    Debug.Print "    " & swSubFeat.Name & " [" & sFeatType & "]"


                    Set swCosThread = swSubFeat.GetDefinition


                    Debug.Print "      ApplyThread      = " & swCosThread.ApplyThread

                    Debug.Print "      BlindDepth       = " & swCosThread.BlindDepth * 1000# & " mm"

                    Debug.Print "      Diameter         = " & swCosThread.diameter * 1000# & " mm"

                    Debug.Print "      DiameterType     = " & swCosThread.DiameterType

                    Debug.Print "      ThreadCallout    = " & swCosThread.ThreadCallout


                    Debug.Print ""

            End Select


            Set swSubFeat = swSubFeat.GetNextSubFeature



        Set swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature


End Sub


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