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Create Split-body Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a split-body feature.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document that contains a body that is bisected by
'    Top Plane.
' 2. Verify that c:\temp exists.
' 3. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates split-body feature, Split1.
' 2. Saves a split body to c:\temp\Body1.sldprt.
' 3. Inspect the Immediate window, FeatureManager design tree, graphics area,
'    and c:\temp.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swSplitBodyFeat As SldWorks.SplitBodyFeatureData
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    'Select the cutting tool
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Top Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

    'Get bodies created by splitting the part
    Dim vResultingBodies As Variant
    vResultingBodies = swFeatMgr.PreSplitBody2

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    Dim vBodiesToMark As Variant
    Dim vBodyNames As Variant
    Dim vBodyOrigins As Variant
    Dim bodiesToMark(1) As Object
    Dim bodyNames(1) As String
    Dim bodyOrigins(1) As Object

    'Set up the arrays for the post-split operation

    ' Specify the origins of the bodies to save; specify Nothing to use the default origins
    Set bodyOrigins(0) = Nothing
    Set bodyOrigins(1) = Nothing

    Set bodiesToMark(0) = vResultingBodies(0)
    Set bodiesToMark(1) = vResultingBodies(1)

    'Save the body marked 0
    'Substitute the name of the actual folder where to save the body
    bodyNames(0) = "c:\temp\Body1.sldprt"

    'Do not save body marked 1
    bodyNames(1) = ""

    vBodiesToMark = bodiesToMark
    vBodyNames = bodyNames
    vBodyOrigins = bodyOrigins

    'Create the split-body feature
    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.PostSplitBody((vBodiesToMark), True, (vBodyOrigins), (vBodyNames))

    If (Not swFeat Is Nothing) Then
        Debug.Print "Name of split-body feature = " & swFeat.Name
        Set swSplitBodyFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition
        Debug.Print "Is the split-body feature consumed = " & swSplitBodyFeat.Consume
        Debug.Print " "
    End If

End Sub



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