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Get Fixed Face of Flatten-Bends Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the fixed face of a flatten-bends feature.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a sheet metal part.
' 2. Select a flatten-bends feature in the FeatureManager design
'    tree.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The macro rolls the FeatureManager design tree back to the feature
'    that contains the fixed face of the flatten-bends feature.
' 2. The macro pauses and selects the fixed face of the
'    flatten-bends feature.
' 3. Press F5 to roll the FeatureManager design tree forward
'    and run the macro to completion.

Option Explicit

Sub main()
    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swBends                 As SldWorks.BendsFeatureData
    Dim swFace                  As SldWorks.Face2
    Dim swEntity                As SldWorks.Entity
    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swBends = swFeat.GetDefinition

   ' Roll back to access the flatten-bends feature data
    bRet = swBends.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)

    Set swFace = swBends.GetFixedFace
    Set swEntity = swFace
    bRet = swEntity.Select4(False, Nothing)

    Stop ' The fixed face is selected in the graphics area

    ' Cancel any changes made

End Sub


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