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Get Parameters of Conical Surface Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the parameters of a conical surface.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document with a conical surface.
' 2. Select the conical surface.
' 3. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swFace                  As SldWorks.Face2
    Dim swSurf                  As SldWorks.Surface
    Dim vCone                   As Variant

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swSurf = swFace.GetSurface

    If swSurf.IsCone Then
        vCone = swSurf.ConeParams2
        Debug.Print "Origin               = (" & vCone(0) * 1000# & "mm, " & vCone(1) * 1000# & "mm, " & vCone(2) * 1000# & "mm)"
        Debug.Print "Axis                 = (" & vCone(3) & ", " & vCone(4) & ", " & vCone(5) & ")"
        Debug.Print "Radius               = " & vCone(6) * 1000# & " mm"
        ' 1 radian = 180º/p = 57.295779513º or approximately 57.3º
        Debug.Print "Half angle           = " & vCone(7) * 57.3 & " degrees"
        Debug.Print "Reference direction  = (" & vCone(8) * 1000# & "mm, " & vCone(9) * 1000# & "mm, " & vCone(10) * 1000# & "mm)"
    End If

End Sub



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