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Insert and Change DeleteFace Feature Example (VB.NET)

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

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

' Precondtions: 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.

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

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 swFeature As Feature

        Dim swDeleteFaceFeature As DeleteFaceFeatureData

        Dim featureName As String

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

        Dim opt As Integer

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        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)

        ' Create a DeleteFace feature

        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.InsertDeleteFace(swFaceDeleteOption_e.swFaceDelete_Default)        

        ' Get the DeleteFace feature

        swFeature = swModel.FirstFeature

        While Not swFeature Is Nothing

            featureName = swFeature.Name

            While featureName <> "DeleteFace1"

                swFeature = swFeature.GetNextFeature

                featureName = swFeature.Name

            End While

            Debug.Print("Feature name: " & featureName)

            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...")


            ' Change the DeleteFace feature's option

            swDeleteFaceFeature.Options = swFaceDeleteOption_e.swFaceDelete_Patch

            opt = swDeleteFaceFeature.Options

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


            ' Save modification made to DeleteFace feature

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

            ' Get next feature until no more features

            swFeature = swFeature.GetNextFeature

        End While

    End Sub

    Sub DeleteFaceOptions(ByVal 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

    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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