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Rotate Move Face Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to rotate (draft) a Move Face feature by changing the XYZ origin and rotation angles.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document that contains a Move Face feature named Move Face1.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Rotates (drafts) the Move Face feature.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

Imports System.Math


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro


    Public Sub main()


        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension

        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

        Dim swFeat As Feature

        Dim swMoveFaceFeatData As MoveFaceFeatureData

        Dim varPara As Object

        Dim newPara(5) As Double

        Dim newVarPara As Object

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

        Dim PI As Double

        Dim i As Long


        ' Set PI

        PI = 4 * Atan(1)


        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension


        ' Select, get, and access Move Face feature

        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Move Face1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        swMoveFaceFeatData = swFeat.GetDefinition

        swMoveFaceFeatData.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)


        ' Get current XYZ location and rotation angles of Move Face feature

        Debug.Print("Before rotating Move Face feature...")

        ' 1 radian = 180º/p = 57.295779513º or approximately 57.3º

        Debug.Print("  Draft angle of Move Face feature: " & swMoveFaceFeatData.Angle * 57.3 & " degrees")

        Debug.Print("  XYZ origin (first 3) and rotation angles (last 3)")

        varPara = swMoveFaceFeatData.TriadRotationParameters

        For i = LBound(varPara) To UBound(varPara)

            Debug.Print("    " & (varPara(i)))

        Next i


        ' New XYZ location and rotation angle values

        newPara(0) = 0.0#

        newPara(1) = 0.0#

        newPara(2) = 0.0#

        newPara(3) = 2 * PI / 180 ' Convert radians to degrees

        newPara(4) = 2 * PI / 180 ' Convert radians to degrees

        newPara(5) = 0.0#

        newVarPara = newPara


        ' Rotate the MoveFace feature

        swMoveFaceFeatData.TriadRotationParameters = newVarPara

        Debug.Print(" ")

        Debug.Print("After rotating Move Face feature...")

        Debug.Print("  Draft angle of Move Face feature: " & swMoveFaceFeatData.Angle * 57.3 & " degrees")

        Debug.Print("  XYZ origin (first 3) and rotation angles (last 3)")

        newVarPara = swMoveFaceFeatData.TriadRotationParameters

        For i = LBound(newVarPara) To UBound(newVarPara)

            Debug.Print("    " & (newVarPara(i)))

        Next i


        ' Modify the Move Face feature

        swFeat.ModifyDefinition(swMoveFaceFeatData, swModel, Nothing)


    End Sub


    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

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