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Get Features of Multibody Sheet Metal Part Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the number and names of the features in a multibody sheet metal part.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: A multibody sheet metal part is open.
'
' Postconditions: Compare the results printed to the Immediate window with
' the bodies and features in the sheet metal solid bodies folder.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swFeatMgr                   As SldWorks.FeatureManager

    Dim swFeat                      As SldWorks.Feature

    Dim swBodyFolder                As SldWorks.BodyFolder

    Dim swBody                      As Body2

    Dim FeatType                    As String

    Dim FeatTypeName                As String

    Dim NbrOfBodies                 As Long

    Dim Bodies                      As Variant

    Dim Features                    As Variant

    Dim i                           As Long

    Dim j                           As Long

    

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    

    Set swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature

    Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing

        FeatType = swFeat.Name

        FeatTypeName = swFeat.GetTypeName2

        

        Debug.Print "  " & FeatType & " [" & FeatTypeName & "]"

        If FeatTypeName = "SolidBodyFolder" Then

            Set swBodyFolder = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2

            swBodyFolder.SetAutomaticCutList True
            swBodyFolder.SetAutomaticUpdate True

            Bodies = swBodyFolder.GetBodies

            Debug.Print "    Number of bodies: " & swBodyFolder.GetBodyCount
           
Debug.Print "    Cut list type: " & swBodyFolder.GetCutListType
           
Debug.Print "    Generate cut list automatically? " & swBodyFolder.GetAutomaticCutList
            Debug.Print "    Automatically update cut list? " & swBodyFolder.GetAutomaticUpdate

            For i = 0 To (swBodyFolder.GetBodyCount - 1)

                Set swBody = Bodies(i)

                Features = swBody.GetFeatures

                Debug.Print "    Number of features in body #" & i + 1 & ": " & swBody.GetFeatureCount

                For j = 0 To (swBody.GetFeatureCount - 1)

                    Debug.Print "       Name of feature: " & Features(j).GetTypeName2

                Next j

            Next i

        End If

        Set swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature

    Loop

 

End Sub



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