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Add Distance Mates Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add distance mates.

 

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Option Explicit

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim assy As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc

Dim longstatus As Long

Dim mateFeature As Object

Dim mateSelMark As Long

Dim numberOfMatesCreated As Long

 

Sub main()

 

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set assy = swApp.ActiveDoc

mateSelMark = 1

numberOfMatesCreated = 0

 

' Frame #1

    ' Front plane Mate

        assy.ClearSelection2 True

        boolStat = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension.SelectByID2("Front@CLM24BT-94@Before Macro", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, mateSelMark, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

        If Not boolStat Then MsgBox "Selection error! " & "Front@CLM24BT-94@Before Macro"

        

        boolStat = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension.SelectByID2("Front@UF8024GL-1@Before Macro", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, mateSelMark, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

        If Not boolStat Then MsgBox "Selection error! " & "Front@UF8024GL-1@Before Macro"

        Set mateFeature = assy.AddMate3(5, 0, False, 2.54000000001016E-02, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, False, longstatus)

        If mateFeature Is Nothing Then

            MsgBox "Frame #1 : Front plane mate failed! "

        Else

            numberOfMatesCreated = numberOfMatesCreated + 1

        End If

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

    

    ' Top plane mate

        assy.ClearSelection2 True

        boolStat = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension.SelectByID2("Top@CLM24BT-94@Before Macro", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, mateSelMark, Nothing, swSelectionOptionDefault)

        If Not boolStat Then MsgBox "Selection error! " & "Top@CLM24BT-94@Before Macro"

        

        boolStat = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension.SelectByID2("Top@UF8024GL-1@Before Macro", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, mateSelMark, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

        If Not boolStat Then MsgBox "Selection error! " & "Top@UF8024GL-1@Before Macro"

        Set mateFeature = assy.AddMate3(5, 0, True, 5.56260000002225E-03, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, False, longstatus)

        If mateFeature Is Nothing Then

            MsgBox "Frame #1 : Top plane mate failed! "

        Else

            numberOfMatesCreated = numberOfMatesCreated + 1

        End If

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

    

    ' Right plane mate

        assy.ClearSelection2 True

        boolStat = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension.SelectByID2("Right@CLM24BT-94@Before Macro", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, mateSelMark, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

        If Not boolStat Then MsgBox "Selection error! " & "Right@CLM24BT-94@Before Macro"

        

        boolStat = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension.SelectByID2("Right@UF8024GL-1@Before Macro", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, mateSelMark, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

        If Not boolStat Then MsgBox "Selection error! " & "Right@UF8024GL-1@Before Macro"

        Set mateFeature = assy.AddMate3(5, 0, False, 0.266700000001067, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, False, longstatus)

        If mateFeature Is Nothing Then

            MsgBox "Frame #1 : Right plane mate failed! "

        Else

            numberOfMatesCreated = numberOfMatesCreated + 1

        End If

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

        

        assy.ClearSelection2 True

        Dim strMessage As String

        strMessage = "Number of mates created = "

        strMessage = strMessage + CStr(numberOfMatesCreated)

        MsgBox strMessage

End Sub



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