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Create Variable-pitch Helix (VBA)

This example shows how to create a variable-pitch helix.

' Preconditions: Specified part document template exists.
' Postconditons: A variable-pitch helix is created.
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSketchManager As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim swSketchSegment As SldWorks.SketchSegment
Dim swFeatureManager As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim errors As Long
Dim status As Boolean
Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
' Create part document
Set swModel = swApp.NewDocument("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2011\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
swApp.ActivateDoc2 "Part1", False, errors
Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set swSketchManager = swModel.SketchManager
Set swFeatureManager = swModel.FeatureManager
' Sketch a circle
Set swSketchSegment = swSketchManager.CreateCircle(0#, 0#, 0#, 0.045549, 0.013926, 0#)
' Create a variable-pitch helix using the sketched circle
status = swFeatureManager.InsertVariablePitchHelix(False, True, 1, 4.712388980385)
status = swFeatureManager.AddVariablePitchHelixFirstPitchAndDiameter(0.053, 0.05382625271268)
status = swFeatureManager.AddVariablePitchHelixSegment(0.0265, 0.05382625271268, 0.5)
status = swFeatureManager.AddVariablePitchHelixSegment(0.03975, 0.05382625271268, 0.75)
status = swFeatureManager.AddVariablePitchHelixSegment(0.046375, 0.05382625271268, 0.875)
status = swFeatureManager.AddVariablePitchHelixSegment(0.053, 0.05382625271268, 1)
Set swFeature = swFeatureManager.EndVariablePitchHelix()
End Sub

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