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Move Freeze Bar Example (VBA)

This example shows how to move the freeze bar to another location in the FeatureManager design tree.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open install_dir\samples\tutorial\api\FreezeBarNeedsRebuild2.sldprt.
' 2. Inspect the FeatureManager design tree:
'    * Displays the rebuild indicator on the part.
'    * The freeze bar is below Boss-Extrude1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 is frozen in the FeatureManager design tree.
'    * Boss-Extrude2 is unfrozen in the FeatureManager design tree.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 has freeze updates pending.
'    * Boss-Extrude2 has no freeze updates pending.
'    * The model needs to be rebuilt.
'
' Press F5 to run the macro:
' 1. Removes the rebuild indicator from the part.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window to see which features have hidden locks.
' 3. Press F5 to continue.
'    * Freeze bar moved to the top of the FeatureManager design tree.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 is unfrozen.
' 4. Press F5 to continue.
'    * Freeze bar moved to the bottom of the FeatureManager design tree.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 and Boss-Extrude2 are frozen.
' 5. Press F5 to continue.
'    * Freeze bar moved to after Boss-Extrude2.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 and Boss-Extrude2 are frozen.
' 6. Press F5 to continue.
'    * Freeze bar moved to the top of the FeatureManager design tree.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 and Boss-Extrude2 are unfrozen.
' 7. Press F5 to continue.
'    * The model does not need to be rebuilt.
'    * Boss-Extrude1 and Boss-Extrude2 have no freeze updates pending.
' 8. Press F5 to close the model.
'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
' do not save changes when closing it.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim lRet As Long
Dim featMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim selMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim featFrozen As SldWorks.Feature
Dim featUnFrozen As SldWorks.Feature
Dim feat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim bRetVal As Boolean
Dim vfeats As Variant
Dim vfeat As Variant

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set featMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
    Set selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swUserEnableFreezeBar, True
    swModDocExt.ShowPartRebuildIndicators = False

    Debug.Print "Number of Features is " & swModel.GetFeatureCount
   

    vfeats = featMgr.GetFeatures(True)
   

    For Each vfeat In vfeats
        Set feat = vfeat
        Debug.Print "Feature name from FeatureManager design tree is " & feat.Name
        Debug.Print feat.Name & " has a hidden lock? " & feat.IsHiddenLock
    Next
   

    boolstatus = swModDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = swModDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude2", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
   

    Set feat = featMgr.GetFreezeLocation
    If Not feat Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print ""
        Debug.Print "Freeze bar location is after " & feat.Name
        Debug.Print feat.Name & " is frozen? " & feat.IsFrozen
    End If
   

    bRetVal = swModDocExt.NeedsRebuild2
    Debug.Print "Needs rebuild? " & bRetVal
   

    Set featFrozen = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Debug.Print "Feature " & featFrozen.Name & " has freeze updates pending? " & featFrozen.HasFrozenUpdatePending
    Set featUnFrozen = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(2, -1)
    Debug.Print "Feature " & featUnFrozen.Name & " has freeze updates pending? " & featUnFrozen.HasFrozenUpdatePending
    Debug.Print ""
   

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
   

    Stop
   

    If (featFrozen.HasFrozenUpdatePending) Then
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToBeforeFeature, featFrozen.Name, True, True)
        Debug.Print "Freeze bar moved to the top of the FeatureManager design tree. Press F5."
        Stop
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToEnd, "", True, True)
        Debug.Print "Freeze bar moved to the bottom of the FeatureManager design tree. Press F5."
        Stop
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToAfterFeature, featUnFrozen.Name, True, True)
        Debug.Print "Freeze bar moved to after Boss-Extrude2. Press F5."
        Stop
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToTop, "", True, True)
        Debug.Print "Freeze bar moved to the top of the FeatureManager design tree. Press F5."
        Stop
    Else
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToBeforeFeature, featFrozen.Name, True, True)
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToEnd, "", True)
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToBeforeFeature, featUnFrozen.Name, True, True)
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToAfterFeature, featUnFrozen.Name, True, True)
        lRet = featMgr.EditFreeze2(swMoveFreezeBarToTop, "", True, True)
    End If
   

    Debug.Print ""
    bRetVal = swModDocExt.NeedsRebuild2
    Debug.Print "Needs rebuild? " & bRetVal
   

    Debug.Print "Feature " & featFrozen.Name & " has freeze updates pending? " & featFrozen.HasFrozenUpdatePending
    Debug.Print "Feature " & featUnFrozen.Name & " has freeze updates pending? " & featUnFrozen.HasFrozenUpdatePending
   

    Set feat = featMgr.GetFreezeLocation ' feat = Nothing if freeze bar is at the top of FeatureManager design tree
    If Not feat Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print feat.Name & " is frozen?" & feat.IsFrozen
    End If
   

    Debug.Print "Press F5 to close the model."
    Stop
   

    swApp.CloseDoc ("")

End Sub

 



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