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Get Reference Point Data Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get reference point data.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part, assembly, or drawing document.
' 2. Select the reference point.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Features used to create the reference point are selected.
' 2. Press F5 after each feature selection to continue.
' 3. 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 swFeat As Feature
Dim swRefPt As RefPoint
Dim swRefPtData As RefPointFeatureData
Dim swMathPt As MathPoint
Dim vEntArr As Object
        Dim vEnt As Object
        Dim swEnt As Entity
Dim swSkPt As SketchPoint
Dim swSkSeg As SketchSegment
Dim bRet As Boolean

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        swRefPt = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2
        swRefPtData = swFeat.GetDefinition
        swMathPt = swRefPt.GetRefPoint

"File = " & swModel.GetPathName)
"  " & swFeat.Name)
"    Pt = (" & swMathPt.ArrayData(0) * 1000.0# & ", " & swMathPt.ArrayData(1) * 1000.0# & ", " & swMathPt.ArrayData(2) * 1000.0# & ") mm")
"    AlongCurveOption   = " & swRefPtData.AlongCurveOption)
"    Distance           = " & swRefPtData.Distance * 1000.0# & " mm")
"    Type               = " & swRefPtData.Type)

        bRet = swRefPtData.AccessSelections(swModel,
        vEntArr = swRefPtData.Selections

For Each vEnt In vEntArr
If Not Nothing Is vEnt Then
                If TypeOf vEnt Is Entity Then
                    swEnt = vEnt
                    bRet = swEnt.Select4(
True, Nothing)
"Entity used to create reference point selected.")
                ElseIf TypeOf vEnt Is SketchPoint Then
                    swSkPt = vEnt
                    bRet = swSkPt.Select4(
True, Nothing)
"SketchPoint used to create reference point selected.")
                ElseIf TypeOf vEnt Is SketchSegment Then
                    swSkSeg = vEnt
                    bRet = swSkSeg.Select4(
True, Nothing)
"SketchSegment used to create reference point selected.")
                End If
            End If


End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class


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