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Delete Attribute Example (VBA)

This example shows how to delete the selected attribute.

'-------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified part document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified part document.
' 2. Selects Cut-Extrude3.
' 3. Adds attribute att 1 to the selected feature.
' 4. Rebuilds the part.
' 5. Deletes attribute att 1.
' 6. Expand Cut-Extrude3 in the FeatureManager design tree
'    and examine the Immediate window to verify step 5.
'
' NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'----------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    '1 = invisible
    '0 = visible
    Const CreateVisible As Long = 0
    Const AttDefName As String = "XML_string"
    Const AttLenDimName As String = "att_name"
    Const AttLenValueName As String = "att_value"
    Const AttRootName As String = "att"
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
    Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swEnt As SldWorks.Entity
    Dim swAttDef As SldWorks.AttributeDef
    Dim swAtt As SldWorks.Attribute
    Dim swParamName As SldWorks.Parameter
    Dim swParamValue As SldWorks.Parameter
    Dim AttName As String
    Dim i As Long
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim errors As Long
    Dim warnings As Long    
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")    
    'Open part document
    fileName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\smartcomponents\bearing.sldprt"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)    
    'Select feature
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    bRet = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Cut-Extrude3", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swEnt = swFeat
    
    'Set attribute att 1
    Set swAttDef = swApp.DefineAttribute(AttDefName)
    bRet = swAttDef.AddParameter(AttLenDimName, swParamTypeString, 0#, 0)
    bRet = swAttDef.AddParameter(AttLenValueName, swParamTypeDouble, 0#, 0)
    bRet = swAttDef.Register
    While swAtt Is Nothing
        ' Get a unique attribute name
        i = i + 1
        AttName = AttRootName + Str(i)
        Set swAtt = swAttDef.CreateInstance5(swModel, swEnt, AttName, CreateVisible, swThisConfiguration)
    Wend
    Set swParamName = swAtt.GetParameter(AttLenDimName)
    Set swParamValue = swAtt.GetParameter(AttLenValueName)
    bRet = swParamName.SetStringValue2(AttName & " - " & AttLenDimName, swAllConfiguration, "")
    bRet = swParamValue.SetDoubleValue2(i * 10, swAllConfiguration, "")
    If Not swAtt Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print "Attribute " & AttName & " created."
    Else
        Debug.Print "Attribute " & AttName & " not created."
    End If
    
    swModel.ForceRebuild3 True
    
    'Delete attribute att 1
    bRet = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("att 1", "ATTRIBUTE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swAtt = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2
    AttName = swAtt.GetName
    bRet = swAtt.Delete(True)
    If bRet Then
        Debug.Print "Attribute " & AttName & " deleted."
    Else
        Debug.Print "Attritute " & AttName & " not deleted."
    End If
    
End Sub


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