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Copy Components With Mates to Assembly Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to copy components with mates in an assembly.


' Preconditions:

' 1. Open:

' <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\driveworksxpress\mobile gantry.SLDASM.

' 2. Observe Leg<1> and Leg<2> in the FeatureManager design tree.


' Postconditions:

'    Leg<1> is replaced by a copy of Leg<2>:  observe Leg<3> in the mobile gantry.


' NOTE: Because this assembly is used in a SolidWorks online tutorial,

'       do not save any changes when you close it.


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    Sub main()

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension

        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

        Dim blRepeat(2) As Boolean

        Dim blFlip(2) As Boolean

        Dim SelectedComps As Object

        Dim RepeatOptions As Object

        Dim MateRefs As Object

        Dim InpValues As Object

        Dim FlipValues As Object

        Dim swAssy As AssemblyDoc

        Dim swItem As Component

        Dim swFeature As Feature

        Dim refPlane As RefPlane

        Dim arrMateEntities(2) As Object

        Dim arrCompsToCopy(0) As Object

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

        Dim dValues(2) As Double

        ' Disable Visual Basic error on implicit Query Interface

        'On Error Resume Next

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swAssy = swModel

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Leg-1@mobile gantry", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)



        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Leg-2@mobile gantry", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        swItem = CType(swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1), Component2)

        arrCompsToCopy(0) = swItem

        arrMateEntities(0) = Nothing

        arrMateEntities(1) = Nothing


        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Left End@Universal Beam-1@mobile gantry", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        swFeature = CType(swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1), Feature)

        refPlane = CType(swFeature.GetSpecificFeature2, RefPlane)

        arrMateEntities(2) = refPlane


        blRepeat(0) = True

        blRepeat(1) = True

        blRepeat(2) = False

        SelectedComps = arrCompsToCopy

        RepeatOptions = blRepeat

        MateRefs = arrMateEntities

        dValues(0) = 0.0

        dValues(1) = 0.0

        dValues(2) = 0.0

        InpValues = dValues

        blFlip(0) = False

        blFlip(1) = False

        blFlip(2) = False

        FlipValues = blFlip


        Dim disparrCompsToCopy(0) As DispatchWrapper

        disparrCompsToCopy(0) = New DispatchWrapper(arrCompsToCopy(0))


        Dim dispMateRefs(2) As DispatchWrapper

        dispMateRefs(0) = New DispatchWrapper(MateRefs(0))

        dispMateRefs(1) = New DispatchWrapper(MateRefs(1))

        dispMateRefs(2) = New DispatchWrapper(MateRefs(2))


        'Repeat all mates except the coincident mate with Right End@Universal Beam-1

        swAssy.CopyWithMates((disparrCompsToCopy), RepeatOptions, (dispMateRefs), InpValues, FlipValues)


    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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