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Change Dimensions of Gear Mate Example (VBA)

This example shows how to change the dimensions of a gear mate.




' Preconditions:

'          (1) Assembly document is open.

'          (2) GearMate1 exists.


' Postconditions:

'          (1) Dimensions of gear mate are halved.

'          (2) Assembly is rebuilt.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swMate As SldWorks.Mate2

Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim longstatus As Long

Dim longwarnings As Long

Dim swDispDim_1 As SldWorks.DisplayDimension

Dim swDispDim_2 As SldWorks.DisplayDimension

Dim swDim_1 As SldWorks.Dimension

Dim swDim_2 As SldWorks.Dimension

Dim dimValue_1 As Variant

Dim dimValue_2 As Variant


Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager



    ' Select the gear mate

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("GearMate1", "MATE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)

    Set swFeature = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swMate = swFeature.GetSpecificFeature2


    ' Mate2::DisplayDimension2 is a property

    ' that requires an index argument.


    ' For a distance mate, there is only one display dimension.

    ' Therefore, Mate2::DisplayDimension2(0) gives one display dimension.


    ' For a gear mate, there are two display dimensions

    ' Therefore, Mate2::DisplayDimension2(0) and

    ' Mate2::DisplayDimension2(1) give two display dimensions.


    ' Get the gear mates' display dimensions

    Set swDispDim_1 = swMate.DisplayDimension2(0)

    Set swDispDim_2 = swMate.DisplayDimension2(1)


    ' Get the dimensions

    Set swDim_1 = swDispDim_1.GetDimension

    Set swDim_2 = swDispDim_2.GetDimension


    ' Get the value of dimensions

    dimValue_1 = swDim_1.GetSystemValue3(swThisConfiguration, Empty)

    dimValue_2 = swDim_2.GetSystemValue3(swThisConfiguration, Empty)



    ' Half the values of dimensions

    dimValue_1(0) = dimValue_1(0) / 2

    dimValue_2(0) = dimValue_2(0) / 2

    longstatus = swDim_1.SetSystemValue3(dimValue_1(0), swSetValue_InThisConfiguration, Empty)

    longstatus = swDim_2.SetSystemValue3(dimValue_2(0), swSetValue_InThisConfiguration, Empty)




End Sub

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