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Copy and Paste Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to copy and paste a feature in a part document.

'----------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Verify that the specified part document to 
' open exists.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Displays the Copy Confirmation dialog after calling
'    IModelDoc2::Paste.
' 2. Click Delete.
' 3. Pastes the copied feature on the selected face.
'
' NOTE: Because this part 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 fileName As String
Dim status As Boolean
Dim errors As Long, warnings As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\testpart1.sldprt"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)    
    ' Select the feature to copy
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.EditCopy

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True    
    ' Select the face where to paste the copied feature
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 2.97472797980731E-02, 5.64587562103043E-02, 6.76585125080464E-03, False, 0, Nothing, 0)    
    ' Paste the copied feature on the selected face
    swModel.Paste    
    ' Displays the Copy Confirmation dialog
    ' Click Delete
    ' Pastes the copied feature on the selected face
    ' Zoom to selection, then zoom to fit
    swModel.ViewZoomToSelection
    swModel.ViewZoomtofit2
End Sub


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