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Get Direction of Bendline (VB.NET)

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.
'----------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Public Sub Main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
        
Dim swSketchLine As SketchLine
        
Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer

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

        
' Select the flat-pattern feature
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"Flat-Pattern1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        
' Unsuppress the flat-pattern feature
        status = swModel.EditUnsuppress2
        swModel.ClearSelection2(
True)

        
' Select a bendline
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line6@Bend-Lines1", "EXTSKETCHSEGMENT", -0.03274889357189, 0.0721048132238, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swSketchLine = 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)

    
End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks


End
Class

 



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