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Insert Mate Load Reference Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a mate load reference.




' Preconditions:


'            (1) Assembly document is open.

'            (2) Mate to add load reference is selected.

'            (3) Supplemental faces for load reference are selected.


' Postconditions: Mate load reference is inserted to the selected mate.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swAssemblyDoc As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc

Dim swMate As SldWorks.Mate2

Dim swMateLoadRef As SldWorks.MateLoadReference

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swAssemblyDoc = swModel


 ' Get the selected mate

Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

Set swMate = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2

' Insert the load reference based on the selected mate and supplemental faces

Set swMateLoadRef = swAssemblyDoc.InsertLoadReference(swMate)


Debug.Print "This load reference added to the " & swFeat.name; " mate = "; swMateLoadRef.name

Debug.Print "Number of supplemental faces for Component1 =               "; swMateLoadRef.GetFacesCount(0)

Debug.Print "Number of supplemental faces for Component2 =               "; swMateLoadRef.GetFacesCount(1)


End Sub

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