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Insert Free Point Curve Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert a free point curve feature.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified part template exists.
' 2. Create c:\temp, if this folder does not exist.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a new part document.
' 2. Inserts a free point curve feature.
' 3. Gets some free point curve feature data.
' 4. Saves the free point curve feature's points to a file.
' 5. Examine the graphics area, FeatureManager design tree,
'    Immediate window, and c:\temp.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ModelDoc2
        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swSelectionMgr As SelectionMgr
        Dim swFeature As Feature
        Dim swFreePointCurveFeatureData As FreePointCurveFeatureData
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim nbrPoints As Integer
        Dim pointArray() As Double
        Dim i As Integer
 
        'Create new part document
        swModel = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2015\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
 
        'Insert free point curve feature
        swModel.InsertCurveFileBegin()
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFilePoint(0, 0, 0)
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFilePoint(0, 0, 0.0127)
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFilePoint(0, 0, 0.0254)
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFilePoint(0, 0, 0.0381)
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFilePoint(0, 0.0254, 0.0381)
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFilePoint(0, 0.0381, 0.0381)
        status = swModel.InsertCurveFileEnd()
 
        'Get free point curve feature
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Curve1""REFERENCECURVES", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swFeature = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        'Get number of points in free point curve feature
        swFreePointCurveFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition
        nbrPoints = swFreePointCurveFeatureData.GetPointCount
        Debug.Print("Number of points in free point curve feature: " & nbrPoints)
        'Get the points in free point curve feature
        pointArray = swFreePointCurveFeatureData.PointArray
        Debug.Print("Points in free point curve feature: ")
        For i = 0 To nbrPoints - 1
            Debug.Print("  " & pointArray(i))
        Next i
        'Save the points in free point curve feature to file
        status = swFreePointCurveFeatureData.SavePointsToFile("c:\temp\MyFreePointCurveFeature.sldcrv")
        Debug.Print("Curve file created in specified folder: " & status)
 
    End Sub
 
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
 
 
End Class


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