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Access Edges on Rip Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to access edges on a rip feature.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified model document exists.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified part.
' 2. Creates Shell1 and Rip1 features.
' 3. Inspect the FeatureManager design tree, the graphics area, and
'    the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swRip                   As SldWorks.RipFeatureData
    Dim vEdge                   As Variant
    Dim swEdge                  As SldWorks.Edge
    Dim swEnt                   As SldWorks.Entity
    Dim i                       As Long
    Dim lRipDirection           As Long
    Dim bRet                    As Boolean
    Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

   

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    lRipDirection = 64

    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\box.sldprt", 1, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
    swApp.ActivateDoc2 "box", False, longstatus
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -5.66885410894997E-02, 2.99999999999159E-02, 2.00993374069753E-02, False, 1, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.InsertFeatureShell 0.01, False
   

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", 4.41585455038194E-02, 1.51990980971277E-02, 4.59121462268968E-02, True, lRipDirection, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.InsertRip 0.0001
   

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Rip1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
   

    ' Get rip feature data
    Set swRip = swFeat.GetDefinition

  
    Debug.Print "Gap: " & swRip.Gap * 1000# & " mm"

    bRet = swRip.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
   

    Debug.Print "Number of edges: " & swRip.GetEdgesCount

    swModel.ClearSelection2 (True)

    vEdge = swRip.Edges

    For i = 0 To UBound(vEdge)

        Set swEdge = vEdge(i)
        Set swEnt = swEdge

        Debug.Print "Direction of rip for edge (0=current, 1=other, 2=both): " & swRip.GetDirection(swEdge)

        bRet = swEnt.Select4(True, Nothing)

    Next i

    swRip.ReleaseSelectionAccess

End Sub



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