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Modify Surface-cut Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to modify a surface-cut feature.

' Preconditions: Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Direction of the surface-cut feature
'    is flipped.
' 2. Examine the output to the Immediate window to verify
'    that the surface-cut feature was flipped.
' NOTE: Because this part document is used elsewhere,
' do not save any changes when closing it.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub Main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc
        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
        Dim swFeature As Feature
        Dim swSurfCutFeature As SurfCutFeatureData
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Integer, warnings As Integer
        Dim fileName As String
        fileName = "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\SurfCut.sldprt"
        swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        ' Get the surface-cut feature
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("SurfaceCut1""BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swFeature = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        swSurfCutFeature = swFeature.GetDefinition
        status = swSurfCutFeature.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
        ' Flip direction of surface cut
        swSurfCutFeature.Flip = True
        Debug.Print("Surface-cut feature flipped: " & status)
        ' Update definition of feature
        swFeature.ModifyDefinition(swSurfCutFeature, swModel, Nothing)
        ' Rebuild part
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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