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Get Fixed Face of Flatten-Bends Feature Example (VB.NET)

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.
'-------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Sub main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
        
Dim swFeat As Feature
        
Dim swBends As BendsFeatureData
        
Dim swFace As Face2
        
Dim swEntity As Entity
        
Dim bRet As Boolean

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        swBends = swFeat.GetDefinition

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

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

        
Stop ' The fixed face is selected in the graphics area

        ' Cancel any changes made
        swBends.ReleaseSelectionAccess()

    
End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

 



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