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Get Intersect Feature Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create an intersect feature and get its data.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part that contains the following intersecting features:
'    * Boss-Extrude1
'    * Boss-Extrude2
'    * Boss-Extrude3
'    * Boss-Extrude4
'    * Surface-Extrude1
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' 3. Multi-select Surface-Extrude1, Boss-Extrude3, and Boss-Extrude4 in the
'    FeatureManager design tree and press F5.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. When the macro stops, hide Boss-Extrude3 and Boss-Extrude4 in the
'    FeatureManager design tree.
' 2. Press F5.
' 3. When the macro stops, inspect the blue intersect regions.
' 4. Press F5.
' 5. Inspect the Immediate window.
' 6. Right-click Intersect1 in the FeatureManager design tree and click
'    Roll Forward.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim featData As SldWorks.IntersectFeatureData
Dim intStatus As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    Dim vResultingBodies As Variant

    vResultingBodies = swFeatMgr.PreIntersect(False) 'Do not cap planar surface openings of intersect feature
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
   

    Dim i As Integer
    Dim swBody As Body2
   

    Stop 'Hide Boss-Extrude4 and Boss-Extrude3 to expose the intersect regions
   

    Debug.Print ""
    'Color the intersect regions blue
    For i = 0 To UBound(vResultingBodies)
        Set swBody = vResultingBodies(i)
        Debug.Print "Intersect region " & i + 1 & " is a temporary body? " & swBody.IsTemporaryBody
        intStatus = swBody.Display3(swModel, 16711680, swTempBodySelectOptionNone)
        Debug.Print "Intersect region " & i + 1 & " is displayed (0 = yes)? " & intStatus
    Next

    Stop 'Observe the intersect regions
   

    Dim intToExclude As Variant
    Dim boolArr(3) As Boolean
    boolArr(0) = False
    boolArr(1) = True 'Exclude region, vResultingBodies(2), from the intersect feature
    boolArr(2) = False
    boolArr(3) = False
    intToExclude = boolArr
    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.PostIntersect(intToExclude, True, False)
  

    Debug.Print "Feature name = " & swFeat.Name
    Set featData = swFeat.GetDefinition
   

    Debug.Print "Merge touching regions into one body? " & featData.Merge
    Debug.Print "Consume surfaces? " & featData.Consume
    Debug.Print "Cap planar openings on surfaces? " & featData.CapPlanar

    Debug.Print "Number of solids, surfaces, or planes used to create the intersect feature: " & featData.GetIntersectionsToolsCount
    Debug.Print "Number of intersect regions: " & featData.GetIntersectionsCount

End Sub



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