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Insert and Change DeleteFace Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert a DeleteFace feature and how to then modify that feature.

' ------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open install_dir\samples\tutorial\fillets\knob.sldprt.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates and modifies a DeleteFace feature.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because this part document is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    Public Sub main()

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swFeature As Feature
        Dim swDeleteFaceFeature As DeleteFaceFeatureData
        Dim featureName As String
        Dim boolstatus As Boolean
        Dim opt As Integer

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
 

        ' Select a face for the
        ' DeleteFace feature
        boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.002251015125069, -0.001872569429423, 0.02015405789763, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        ' Create a DeleteFace feature
        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.InsertDeleteFace(swFaceDeleteOption_e.swFaceDelete_Default)        
        ' Get the DeleteFace feature
        swFeature = swModel.FirstFeature
        While Not swFeature Is Nothing
            featureName = swFeature.Name
            While featureName <> "DeleteFace1"
                swFeature = swFeature.GetNextFeature
                featureName = swFeature.Name
            End While
            Debug.Print("Feature name: " & featureName)
            swDeleteFaceFeature = swFeature.GetDefinition
            boolstatus = swDeleteFaceFeature.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
            Debug.Print("  Number of deleted faces: " & swDeleteFaceFeature.GetDeletedFacesCount)

            ' Get the DeleteFace feature's option
            opt = swDeleteFaceFeature.Options
            Debug.Print("  Before changing the option...")
            DeleteFaceOptions(opt)

            ' Change the DeleteFace feature's option
            swDeleteFaceFeature.Options = swFaceDeleteOption_e.swFaceDelete_Patch
            opt = swDeleteFaceFeature.Options
            Debug.Print("  After changing the option...")
            DeleteFaceOptions(opt)

            ' Save modification made to DeleteFace feature
            boolstatus = swFeature.ModifyDefinition(swDeleteFaceFeature, swModel, Nothing)
            ' Get next feature until no more features

            swFeature = swFeature.GetNextFeature
        End While

    End Sub
 

    Sub DeleteFaceOptions(ByVal options As Long)
        Select Case options
            Case 0

                Debug.Print("    Option = swFaceDelete_Default")
            Case 1
                Debug.Print("    Option = swFaceDelete_Patch")
            Case 2
                Debug.Print("    Option = swFaceDelete_Fill")
            Case 3
                Debug.Print("    Option = swFaceDelete_FillWithTangent")
        End Select
    End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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