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Access and Release Access to Edges Example (VBA)

This example shows how to access edges to select them, and then how to release access to those edges on a rip feature.




' Preconditions:

'     (1) Part document is open.

'     (2) Rip feature is selected.


' Postconditions: None



Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.Feature

    Dim swRip                   As SldWorks.RipFeatureData

    Dim vEdge                   As Variant

    Dim swEdge                  As SldWorks.Edge

    Dim swEnt                   As SldWorks.entity

    Dim i                       As Long

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean


    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swRip = swFeat.GetDefinition


    ' Returns negative value if using default gap

    Debug.Print "Gap = " + Str(swRip.gap * 1000#) + " mm"


    ' Roll back to get access to edges

    ' because rip consumes edges

    bRet = swRip.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)


    ' Roll back so that list of edges is generated

    Debug.Print "NumEdges = " + Str(swRip.GetEdgesCount)


    swModel.ClearSelection2 (True)


    vEdge = swRip.edges

    For i = 0 To UBound(vEdge)

        Set swEdge = vEdge(i)

        Set swEnt = swEdge


        Debug.Print "DirEdge(" + Str(i) + ") = " + Str(swRip.GetDirection(swEdge))


        bRet = swEnt.Select2(True, 0)

    Next i


    ' cancel rollback


End Sub


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