Hide Table of Contents

Get Core Feature Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the data for a core feature.

'--------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document that contains a core feature.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' 3. Select the core feature in the FeatureManager design tree.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Prints the core feature data to the Immediate window.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
'--------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swFeat As Feature
Dim swCoreFeat As SldWorks.CoreFeatureData
Dim b As Boolean
Dim nam As String
Dim cap As Boolean
Dim d1 As Double
Dim d2 As Double
Dim ang As Double
Dim useDr As Boolean
Dim Drout As Boolean
Dim rev As Boolean
Dim typ1 As Long
Dim typ2 As Long
Dim dir1 As Object
Dim dir2 As Object
Dim e1 As Long
Dim e2 As Long
Dim ct As Long
Sub main()
    
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swCoreFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition    
    'Roll back to the feature before the core feature
    b = swCoreFeat.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)    
    'Get the bounding sketch of the core feature
    Set swFeat = swCoreFeat.BoundingSketch
    nam = swFeat.Name
    Debug.Print "Name of bounding sketch = " & nam
    cap = swCoreFeat.CapEnds
    Debug.Print "Are ends capped? " & cap
    d1 = swCoreFeat.Depth(0)
    Debug.Print "Depth along extraction direction = " & d1
    d2 = swCoreFeat.Depth(1)
    Debug.Print "Depth away from extraction direction = " & d2
    useDr = swCoreFeat.UseDraft
    Debug.Print "Drafted? " & useDr
    If useDr Then
        ang = swCoreFeat.DraftAngle
        Debug.Print "Angle of draft = " & ang
        Drout = swCoreFeat.DraftOutward
        Debug.Print "Drafted outward? = " & Drout
    End If
    e1 = swCoreFeat.EndCondition(0)
    Debug.Print "End condition along extraction = " & e1
    e2 = swCoreFeat.EndCondition(1)
    Debug.Print "End condition away from extraction = " & e2
    rev = swCoreFeat.ReverseDirection
    Debug.Print "Direction of extraction reversed? " & rev
    ct = swCoreFeat.GetExtractionDirection(typ1, dir1, typ2, dir2)
    Debug.Print "Number of entities that define extraction = " & ct    
    'Roll forward
    swCoreFeat.ReleaseSelectionAccess
End Sub


Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Get Core Feature Data Example (VBA)
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2015 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.