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Get Offset Surface Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get data for an offset surface.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open an assembly document that contains a component that
'    has a surface offset feature.
' 2. Select the component's surface offset feature.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' 4. Run the macro.
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swSelData               As SldWorks.SelectData
    Dim swOffset                As SldWorks.SurfaceOffsetFeatureData
    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swEnt                   As SldWorks.Entity
    Dim vFace                   As Variant
    Dim i                       As Long
    Dim bRet                    As Boolean
    Dim comp                    As SldWorks.Component2
    Dim swCompFace              As SldWorks.Component2
    Dim pBodyOfFace             As SldWorks.Body2

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swOffset = swFeat.GetDefinition
    Set comp = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectsComponent3(1, -1)

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "CompFeature = " & comp.Name2
    Debug.Print "  " & swFeat.Name
    Debug.Print "    Distance       = " & swOffset.Distance * 1000# & " mm"
    Debug.Print "    Flip           = " & swOffset.Flip
    Debug.Print "    FacesCount     = " & swOffset.GetEntitiesCount

    bRet = swOffset.AccessSelections(swModel, comp)

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    vFace = swOffset.Entities

    For i = 0 To UBound(vFace)

        Set swEnt = vFace(i)
        Set swFeat = swEnt

        Debug.Print "    Entity selected = " & swEnt.Select4(True, Nothing)       

        Set pBodyOfFace = swFeat.GetBody
        Debug.Print "    Number of faces in the Body = " & pBodyOfFace.GetFaceCount

        Set swCompFace = swEnt.GetComponent
        Debug.Print "    Component face = " & swCompFace.Name2

    Next i


End Sub


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