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Evaluate Points on Surface

This example shows how to evaluate points on a surface.

 

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

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' Postconditions: None

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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 swSurf                  As SldWorks.surface

    Dim vSelPt                  As Variant

    Dim vClosePt                As Variant

    Dim vEval                   As Variant

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swSurf = swFace.GetSurface

    

    vSelPt = swSelMgr.GetSelectionPoint(1)

    vClosePt = swSurf.GetClosestPointOn(vSelPt(0), vSelPt(1), vSelPt(2))

    vEval = swSurf.EvaluateAtPoint(vClosePt(0), vClosePt(1), vClosePt(2))

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Sel Pt       = (" & vSelPt(0) * 1000 & ", " & vSelPt(1) * 1000 & ", " & vSelPt(2) * 1000 & ") mm"

    Debug.Print "  Close Pt     = (" & vClosePt(0) * 1000 & ", " & vClosePt(1) * 1000 & ", " & vClosePt(2) * 1000 & ") mm"

    Debug.Print "    Close U-V  = [" & vClosePt(3) & ", " & vClosePt(4) & "]"

    Debug.Print "  Normal       = (" & vEval(0) & ", " & vEval(1) & ", " & vEval(2) & ")"

    Debug.Print "  Dirn 1       = (" & vEval(3) & ", " & vEval(4) & ", " & vEval(5) & ")"

    Debug.Print "  Dirn 2       = (" & vEval(6) & ", " & vEval(7) & ", " & vEval(8) & ")"

    Debug.Print "  Curvat 1     = " & vEval(9)

    Debug.Print "  Curvat 2     = " & vEval(10)

End Sub

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