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Get Parameters of Conical Surface Example (VB.NET)

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.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
 
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
 
    Sub main()
 
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
        Dim swFace As Face2
        Dim swSurf As Surface
        Dim vCone As Object
 
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swFace = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        swSurf = swFace.GetSurface
 
        If swSurf.IsCone Then
            vCone = swSurf.ConeParams2
            Debug.Print("Origin               = (" & vCone(0) * 1000.0# & "mm, " & vCone(1) * 1000.0# & "mm, " & vCone(2) * 1000.0# & "mm)")
            Debug.Print("Axis                 = (" & vCone(3) & ", " & vCone(4) & ", " & vCone(5) & ")")
            Debug.Print("Radius               = " & vCone(6) * 1000.0# & " 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) * 1000.0# & "mm, " & vCone(9) * 1000.0# & "mm, " & vCone(10) * 1000.0# & "mm)")
        End If
 
    End Sub
 
 
    Public swApp As SldWorks
 
 
End Class
 

 



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