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Translate Move Face Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to translate a Move Face feature.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: 
' 1. Verify that the specified document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions: 
' 1. Creates Move Face1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 2. Modifies the translation parameters of Move Face1.
' 3. Gets the type of end condition and offset distance of Move Face1.
' 4. Examine the Immediate window. 
'
' NOTE: Because the model document is used elsewhere,
' do not save any changes.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swMoveFaceFeat As SldWorks.MoveFaceFeatureData
Dim transParams As Variant
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim triadParams(0 To 2) As Double
Dim fileerror As Long
Dim filewarning As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    ' Open the SOLIDWORKS document
    swApp.OpenDoc6 "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\assemblymates\knee.sldprt", swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", fileerror, filewarning    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
    ' Translation parameters
    triadParams(0) = 0
    triadParams(1) = 0.05
    triadParams(2) = 0
    transParams = triadParams
    ' Select face to move
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.04239074672171, 0.01587499999999, 0.3283508339712, False, 1, Nothing, 0)
    ' Create the Move Face feature by
    ' translating the selected face
    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.InsertMoveFace3(swMoveFaceTypeTranslate, False, 0, 0, (transParams), Nothing, swEndCondBlind, 0)
    ' Modify the Move Face feature
    Set swMoveFaceFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition
    ' Roll back the Move Face feature
    swMoveFaceFeat.AccessSelections swModel, Nothing
    triadParams(0) = 0
    triadParams(1) = 0.1
    triadParams(2) = 0
    transParams = triadParams
    swMoveFaceFeat.TriadTranslationParameters = (transParams)    
    ' Get type of end condition and offset distance from which the Move Face feature is translated
    Debug.Print ("Type of end condition to which the Move Face feature is translated: " & swMoveFaceFeat.EndCondition)
    If swMoveFaceFeat.EndCondition = 5 Then
       Debug.Print ("Offset distance of the Move Face feature: " & (swMoveFaceFeat.OffsetDistance * 39.37) & " inches")
    Else
       Debug.Print ("Offset distance of the Move Face feature: " & (swMoveFaceFeat.Distance * 39.37) & " inches")
    End If
    ' Roll back the part with the modified Move Face feature
    swFeat.ModifyDefinition swMoveFaceFeat, swModel, Nothing
End Sub


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