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Flatten Sheet Metal Part Example (VBA)

This example shows how to flatten a sheet metal part.




' Preconditions: Part document is open and

'                contains a sheet metal part.


' Postconditions: Sheet metal part is flattened.



Option Explicit

Public Enum swSMBendState_e

    swSMBendStateNone = 0       '  No bend state - not a sheet metal part

    swSMBendStateSharps = 1     '  Bends are in the sharp state - bends currently not applied

    swSMBendStateFlattened = 2  '  Bends are flattened

    swSMBendStateFolded = 3     '  Bends are fully applied

End Enum

Public Enum swSMCommandStatus_e

    swSMErrorNone = 0               '  No errors

    swSMErrorUnknown = 1            '  Failed for an unknown reason

    swSMErrorNotAPart = 2           '  Sheet metal commands only apply to SolidWorks parts

    swSMErrorNotASheetMetalPart = 3 '  Part contains no sheet metal features

    swSMErrorInvalidBendState = 4   '  Invalid bend state was specified

End Enum

Sub main()

    Dim swApp               As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel             As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim nBendState          As Long

    Dim nRetVal             As Long

    Dim bRet                As Boolean

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


    nBendState = swModel.GetBendState


    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  BendState    = " & nBendState


    If nBendState <> swSMBendStateFlattened Then

        nRetVal = swModel.SetBendState(swSMBendStateFlattened)

        Debug.Print "  SetBendState = " & nRetVal


        ' Rebuild to see changes

        bRet = swModel.EditRebuild3: Debug.Assert bRet

    End If

End Sub

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