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Insert and Change DeleteFace Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a DeleteFace feature and how to then modify that feature.

' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Preconditions: Open:

'<SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\fillets\knob.sldprt

'

' Postconditions: A DeleteFace feature is created and then modified.

'

' NOTE: Because this part document is used

'       with a SolidWorks online tutorial,

'       do not save any changes when closing

'       the document.

' --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swDeleteFaceFeature As SldWorks.DeleteFaceFeatureData

Dim featureName As String

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim opt As Long

 

Sub main()

 

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

 

' Select a face for the DeleteFace

' feature

boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.002251015125069, -0.001872569429423, 0.02015405789763, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

 

' Insert a DeleteFace feature

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.InsertDeleteFace(swFaceDelete_Default)

 

' Get the DeleteFace feature

Set swFeature = swModel.FirstFeature

 

While Not swFeature Is Nothing

 featureName = swFeature.Name

 While featureName <> "DeleteFace1"

    Set swFeature = swFeature.GetNextFeature

    featureName = swFeature.Name

 Wend

  Debug.Print "Feature name: " & featureName

 Set swDeleteFaceFeature = swFeature.GetDefinition

 boolstatus = swDeleteFaceFeature.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)

 Debug.Print "  Number of deleted faces: " & swDeleteFaceFeature.GetDeletedFacesCount

 

 ' Get the DeleteFace feature's option

  opt = swDeleteFaceFeature.options

  Debug.Print "  Before changing the option..."

 DeleteFaceOptions opt

 

 ' Change the DeleteFace feature's option

 swDeleteFaceFeature.options = swFaceDeletePatch

 opt = swDeleteFaceFeature.options

 Debug.Print "  After changing the option..."

 DeleteFaceOptions opt

 

 ' Save modification made to DeleteFace feature

 boolstatus = swFeature.ModifyDefinition(swDeleteFaceFeature, swModel, Nothing)

 

 ' Get next feature until no more features

 Set swFeature = swFeature.GetNextFeature

 

Wend

End Sub

 

Sub DeleteFaceOptions(options As Long)

Select Case options

    Case 0

        Debug.Print "    Option = swFaceDelete_Default"

    Case 1

        Debug.Print "    Option = swFaceDelete_Patch"

    Case 2

        Debug.Print "    Option = swFaceDelete_Fill"

    Case 3

        Debug.Print "    Option = swFaceDelete_FillWithTangent"

End Select

End Sub



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