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Combine Bodies Example (VBA)

This example shows how to combine bodies in a multibody part.

'-------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the part document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified part document.
' 2. Selects two solid bodies.
' 3. Inserts a combine feature using the two selected
'    bodies.
' 4. Prints the type of combine feature to the Immediate
'    window.
' 5. Examine the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the part document is used elsewhere, do not
' save changes.
'--------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swFeatureMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swCombineBodiesFeatureData As SldWorks.CombineBodiesFeatureData
Dim fileName As String
Dim status As Boolean
Dim errors As Long
Dim warnings As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\multibody\multi_inter.sldprt"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)    
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Extrude-Thin1", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude1", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Extrude-Thin1", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, False, 2, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude1", "SOLIDBODY", 0, 0, 0, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
    Set swFeatureMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
    Set swFeature = swFeatureMgr.InsertCombineFeature(swBodyOperationType_e.SWBODYADD, Nothing, Nothing)    
    Set swCombineBodiesFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition
    status = swCombineBodiesFeatureData.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
    'swCombineBodiesOperationType_e:
    ' swCombineBodiesOperationAdd = 0
    ' swCombineBodiesOperationCommon = 2
    ' swCombineBodiesOperationSubract = 1
    Debug.Print "Type of combine feature: " & swCombineBodiesFeatureData.OperationType
    swCombineBodiesFeatureData.ReleaseSelectionAccess
        
End Sub


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