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Get Surface Type Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the type of surface.




' Preconditions:

'          (1) Part or assembly document is open.

'          (2) Surface you want identified is selected.


' Postconditioins: None



Option Explicit

Public Enum swSurfaceTypes_e

    PLANE_TYPE = 4001

    CYLINDER_TYPE = 4002

    CONE_TYPE = 4003

    SPHERE_TYPE = 4004

    TORUS_TYPE = 4005

    BSURF_TYPE = 4006

    BLEND_TYPE = 4007

    OFFSET_TYPE = 4008

    EXTRU_TYPE = 4009

    SREV_TYPE = 4010

End Enum

Sub main()

    Dim swSurfaceTypes(10)      As String


    swSurfaceTypes(1) = "PLANE"

    swSurfaceTypes(2) = "CYLINDER"

    swSurfaceTypes(3) = "CONE"

    swSurfaceTypes(4) = "SPHERE"

    swSurfaceTypes(5) = "TORUS"

    swSurfaceTypes(6) = "BSURF"

    swSurfaceTypes(7) = "BLEND"

    swSurfaceTypes(8) = "OFFSET"

    swSurfaceTypes(9) = "EXTRU"

    swSurfaceTypes(10) = "SREV"


    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swFace                  As SldWorks.face2

    Dim swSurf                  As SldWorks.surface

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swSurf = swFace.GetSurface


    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Identity = " & swSurfaceTypes(swSurf.Identity - 4000)

End Sub


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