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Get Direction of Bendline (C#)

This example shows how to get the direction of the selected bendline.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Specified model exists.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
// 3. Run the macro.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Specified model is opened.
// 2. Flat-Pattern1 feature is unsuppressed.
// 3. Bendline is selected.
// 4. Direction of bendline is written to the Immediate window.
// NOTES: Do not save any changes made to the model when closing
// the model.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

namespace GetBendLineDirectionSketchLineCSharp.csproj

partial class SolidWorksMacro

public void Main()

            ModelDoc2 swModel;
            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt;
            SelectionMgr swSelMgr;
            SketchLine swSketchLine;
bool status = false;
int errors = 0;
int warnings = 0;

// Open a sheet metal part
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\\Program Files\\SolidWorks Corp\\SolidWorks\\samples\\design portfolio\\sheet_metal_bracket.sldprt", (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", ref errors, ref warnings);

// Select the flat-pattern feature
            swModelDocExt = (ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;
            status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"Flat-Pattern1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

// Unsuppress the flat-pattern feature
            status = swModel.EditUnsuppress2();

// Select a bendline
            status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line6@Bend-Lines1", "EXTSKETCHSEGMENT", -0.03274889357189, 0.0721048132238, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swSketchLine = (SketchLine)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);

// Print to the Immediate window the direction of the selected bend line
            Debug.Print("Direction of bend line (0 = not a bendline; 1 = bendline has up direction; 2 = bendline has down direction): " + swSketchLine.GetBendLineDirection());

/// <summary>
        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
SldWorks swApp;



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