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Create Split-body Feature Example (VB.NET)

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.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
 
 
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
 
    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
    Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
    Dim swFeat As Feature
    Dim swFeatMgr As FeatureManager
    Dim swSplitBodyFeat As SplitBodyFeatureData
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean
 
    Sub main()
 
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
 
        'Select the cutting tool
        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Top Plane""PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
 
        'Get bodies that will result from the split operation
        Dim vResultingBodies(3) As Object
        vResultingBodies = swFeatMgr.PreSplitBody2
 
        swModel.ClearSelection2(True)
 
        Dim vBodyNames As Object
        Dim bodiesToMark(1) As Body2
        Dim bodyNames(1) As String
        Dim bodyOrigins(1) As Vertex
 
        'Set up the arrays for the post-split operation
 
        'Assign the origins of bodies to save; set to nothing to use default origins
        bodyOrigins(0) = Nothing
        bodyOrigins(1) = Nothing
 
        bodiesToMark(0) = vResultingBodies(0)
        bodiesToMark(1) = vResultingBodies(1)
 
        'Save the body marked 0
        bodyNames(0) = "c:\temp\Body1.sldprt"
        'Do not save body marked 1
        bodyNames(1) = ""
 
        Dim preSplitBodies() As DispatchWrapper
        preSplitBodies = ObjectArrayToDispatchWrapperArray((bodiesToMark))
        vBodyNames = bodyNames
        Dim originsToUse() As DispatchWrapper
        originsToUse = ObjectArrayToDispatchWrapperArray((bodyOrigins))
 
        'Create the split-body feature
        swFeat = swFeatMgr.PostSplitBody((preSplitBodies), True, (originsToUse), (vBodyNames))
 
        If (Not swFeat Is NothingThen
            Debug.Print("Name of split-body feature = " & swFeat.Name)
            swSplitBodyFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition
            Debug.Print("Split-body feature is consumed = " & swSplitBodyFeat.Consume)
            Debug.Print(" ")
        End If
 
    End Sub
 
 
    Function ObjectArrayToDispatchWrapperArray(ByVal Objects As Object()) As DispatchWrapper()
        Dim ArraySize As Integer
        ArraySize = Objects.GetUpperBound(0)
        Dim d(ArraySize) As DispatchWrapper
        Dim ArrayIndex As Integer
        For ArrayIndex = 0 To ArraySize
            d(ArrayIndex) = New DispatchWrapper(Objects(ArrayIndex))
        Next
        Return d
 
    End Function
 
    Public swApp As SldWorks
 
End Class


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