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Insert Reference Points Example (VBA)

This example shows how to inserts six, evenly spaced referenced points on the selected edge.

 

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'

' Preconditions:

'          (1) Part or assembly document is open.

'          (2) Edge is selected.

'

' Postconditions: Six, evenly spaced, reference points are created on the

'          selected edge.

'

'------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Public Enum swRefPointType_e

    swRefPointInvalid = 0

    swRefPointUndefined = 1

    swRefPointAlongCurve = 2

    swRefPointCenterEdge = 3

    swRefPointFaceCenter = 4

    swRefPointFaceVertexProjection = 5

    swRefPointIntersection = 6

End Enum

Public Enum swRefPointAlongCurveType_e

    swRefPointAlongCurveDistance = 0

    swRefPointAlongCurvePercentage = 1

    swRefPointAlongCurveEvenlyDistributed = 2

End Enum

Public Enum swOnSurfacePlaneProjectType_e

    swOnSurfacePlaneProjecttoNearestLocation = 0

    swOnSurfacePlaneProjectAlongSketchNormal = 1

End Enum

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swFeatMgr                   As SldWorks.FeatureManager

    Dim vFeatArr                    As Variant

    Dim vFeat                       As Variant

    Dim swFeat                      As SldWorks.feature

    Dim swRefPt                     As SldWorks.refPoint

    Dim swRefPtData                 As SldWorks.RefPointFeatureData

    Dim swMathPt                    As SldWorks.MathPoint

    Dim nStatus                     As Long

    Dim bRet                        As Boolean

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    

    ' An edge must be preselected

    vFeatArr = swFeatMgr.InsertReferencePoint(swRefPointAlongCurve, swRefPointAlongCurveEvenlyDistributed, 0#, 6)

    For Each vFeat In vFeatArr

        Set swFeat = vFeat

        Set swRefPt = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2

        Set swRefPtData = swFeat.GetDefinition

        Set swMathPt = swRefPt.GetRefPoint

        

        Debug.Print "  " & swFeat.Name

        Debug.Print "    Pt = (" & _

                swMathPt.ArrayData(0) * 1000# & ", " & _

                swMathPt.ArrayData(1) * 1000# & ", " & _

                swMathPt.ArrayData(2) * 1000# & ") mm"

        Debug.Print "    AlongCurveOption   = " & swRefPtData.AlongCurveOption

        Debug.Print "    Distance           = " & swRefPtData.distance * 1000# & " mm"

        Debug.Print "    Type               = " & swRefPtData.Type

    Next

End Sub

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