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Create Bidirectional Circular Pattern Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a bidirectional circular pattern feature.

'-------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: 
' 1. Verify that the part exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the part.
' 2. Selects a feature.
' 3. Selects an edge for Direction 1.
' 4. Creates a bidirectional circular pattern.
' 5. Examine the FeatureManager design tree, 
'    graphics area, and Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the 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 swFeatureManager As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swCircularPatternFeatureData As SldWorks.CircularPatternFeatureData
Dim status As Boolean
Dim errors As Long
Dim warnings As Long
Dim fileName As String
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\featurecircularpattern.sldprt"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swFeatureManager = swModel.FeatureManager
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude2", "BODYFEATURE", -5.68552547690615E-05, 3.36059294503599E-02, 6.99999999999932E-02, False, 4, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByRay(2.89184346104037E-02, 2.05122863998071E-02, 5.98787397922251E-02, 0.342497149434059, -0.159204982974168, -0.925931679998983, 9.12809005339891E-04, 1, True, 1, 0)
    Set swFeature = swFeatureManager.FeatureCircularPattern5(3, 0.767944870877506, False, "NULL", False, False, False, False, True, False, 4, 0.977384381116826, "NULL", False)    
    Set swCircularPatternFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition
    Debug.Print "Direction 1:"
    Debug.Print "  Equal spacing: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.EqualSpacing
    Debug.Print "  Spacing: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.Spacing
    Debug.Print "  Total instances: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.TotalInstances
    If swCircularPatternFeatureData.Direction2 Then
        Debug.Print "Direction 2:"
        Debug.Print "  Symmetric: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.Symmetric
        Debug.Print "  Equal spacing: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.EqualSpacing2
        Debug.Print "  Spacing: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.Spacing2
        Debug.Print "  Total instances: " & swCircularPatternFeatureData.TotalInstances2
    End If    
End Sub

 



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