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Get Entity By Name Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a face by specifying its name. Then, the face name is changed to "NewFaceName". This process is commonly used with standardized parts where names can be given to objects and the objects can be accessed later.



Public Sub GetFaceByName( faceName )


Dim swApp As Object

Dim Part As Object

Dim Face As Object


Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")


' Get the active document

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc


' Get Face by its name

Set Face = Part.GetEntityByName(faceName, 2)


' Delete current face name

ret = Part.DeleteEntityName(Face)

' Change the name of the face

ret = Part.SetEntityName(Face, "NewFaceName")


' If name change is successful

If (ret = True) Then

swApp.SendMsgToUser "Successfully changed face name."


' If name change failed


swApp.SendMsgToUser "Error changing face name."

End If


End Sub



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