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Insert Cosmetic Weld Bead Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a cosmetic weld bead feature and access its properties.

' Preconditions: Open:
'    install_dir\samples\tutorial\api\Insert_weld.sldprt
' Postconditions:
' 1. A fillet weld, Weld Bead2, is created and added to the Weld Folder in
'    the FeatureManager design tree.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window for Weld Bead1 settings and properties.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
' do not save changes when closing it.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim FeatureData As SldWorks.CosmeticWeldBeadFeatureData
Dim WeldFolder As SldWorks.CosmeticWeldBeadFolder
Dim selman As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim myFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Option Explicit
Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -3.44320907599354E-02, 1.70180000000641E-02, -2.27566098720899E-03, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -1.61637176506133E-02, 5.03122973344716E-02, -1.3752238241409E-03, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set myFeature = Part.FeatureManager.InsertCosmeticWeldBead(0.51)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Weld Bead1", "COSMETIC_WELD", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set selman = Part.SelectionManager
    Set myFeature = selman.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    Set FeatureData = myFeature.GetDefinition
    FeatureData.AccessSelections Part, Nothing

    Debug.Print "weld bead settings: "
    Debug.Print "   weld bead size was " & FeatureData.BeadSize
    FeatureData.BeadSize = 0.6
    Debug.Print "   weld bead size is now " & FeatureData.BeadSize
    Debug.Print "   tangent propagation? " & FeatureData.TangentPropagation
    Debug.Print "   weld sides as defined in swCosmeticWeldBeadSide_e: " & FeatureData.Side
    Debug.Print "   from/to length properties enabled? " & FeatureData.FromToLength
    If FeatureData.FromToLength = False Then
        FeatureData.FromToLength = True
    End If
    If FeatureData.FromToLength = True Then
        Debug.Print "   start weld at: " & FeatureData.FromToStartPoint
        Debug.Print "   weld length: " & FeatureData.FromToWeldLength
        Debug.Print "   reverse weld? " & FeatureData.FromToReverse
    End If
    Debug.Print "   intermittent weld properties enabled? " & FeatureData.IntermittentWeld
    If FeatureData.IntermittentWeld = False Then
        FeatureData.IntermittentWeld = True
    End If
    If FeatureData.IntermittentWeld = True Then
        If FeatureData.GapOrPitch = True Then
            Debug.Print "   intermittent gap: " & FeatureData.Gap
            Debug.Print "   intermittent weld length: " & FeatureData.IntermittentWeldLength
            Debug.Print "   intermittent pitch: " & FeatureData.Pitch
            Debug.Print "   intermittent weld length: " & FeatureData.IntermittentWeldLength
            Debug.Print "   stagger welds if welding on both sides? " & FeatureData.Staggered
        End If
    End If

    Set WeldFolder = FeatureData.GetWeldBeadFolder

    Debug.Print "weld bead properties:"
    Debug.Print "   weld material was " & WeldFolder.Material
    WeldFolder.Material = "Steel"
    Debug.Print "   weld material is now " & WeldFolder.Material
    Debug.Print "   welding cost per unit mass: " & WeldFolder.CostPerUnitMass
Debug.Print "   weld mass per unit length: " & WeldFolder.MassPerUnitLength
    Debug.Print "   number of weld passes: " & WeldFolder.NumberOfWeldPasses
    Debug.Print "   weld process: " & WeldFolder.Process
    Debug.Print "   welding time per unit length: " & WeldFolder.TimePerUnitLength
    Debug.Print "   total welding cost: " & WeldFolder.TotalCost
    Debug.Print "   total weld length: " & WeldFolder.TotalLength
    Debug.Print "   total weld mass: " & WeldFolder.TotalMass
    Debug.Print "   total number of welds: " & WeldFolder.TotalNumber
    Debug.Print "   total welding time: " & WeldFolder.TotalTime

    boolstatus = myFeature.ModifyDefinition(FeatureData, Part, Nothing)
End Sub


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