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Cut Body and Keep All Bodies Example (VBA)

This example shows how to cut a body and keep all bodies.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
'  1. Copy and paste this code in the main module.
'  2. Click Insert > Class module and copy and paste this code in the class module.
'  3. Verify that the specified part document template exists.
'  4. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens a new part document.
' 2. Creates a body.
' 3. Splits the body into two bodies.
' 4. Examine the graphics area and Immediate window.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

'Main module

Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim Feature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim PartEvents As Class1
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks    
    'Open new part document
    Set Part = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2015\templates\part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
    'Set up event
    Set PartEvents = New Class1
    Set PartEvents.swPartDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc 
    'Create body
    Call CreateBodiesAndSketch    
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch2", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set Feature = Part.FeatureManager.FeatureCut3(True, False, False, swEndCondThroughAll, swEndCondBlind, 0.01, 0.01, False, False, False, False, 0.01745329251994, 0.01745329251994, False, False, False, False, False, True, True, False, False, False, swStartSketchPlane, 0, False)
    If (Feature Is Nothing) Then
        Debug.Print "No feature created."
    End If    
End Sub
Sub CreateBodiesAndSketch()
    'Create body
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Front Plane", "PLANE", -0.06869486923422, 0.06291203863612, -0.006492164309718, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    Part.SketchRectangle -0.0424567617866, 0.0388405707196, 0, 0.05638579404467, -0.03750124069479, 0, 1
    Part.ShowNamedView2 "*Trimetric", 8
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line2", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line1", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line4", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line3", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Part.FeatureManager.FeatureExtrusion3 True, False, False, 0, 0, 0.12, 0.01, False, False, False, False, 0.01745329251994, 0.01745329251994, False, False, False, False, False, False, False, 0, 0, False
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    'Create sketch for cut feature
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -0.02909828822015, 0.03884057071963, 0.09843602253397, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    Dim vSkLines As Variant
    vSkLines = Part.SketchManager.CreateCornerRectangle(-0.0628943705795, -0.07743122635196, 0, 0.1160562766823, -0.04532565168643, 0)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line2", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line1", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line4", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Line3", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

End Sub

'Class module

Option Explicit
Public WithEvents swPartDoc   As SldWorks.PartDoc
Public Function swPartDoc_PromptBodiesToKeepNotify(ByVal swFeat As Object, ByRef bodies As Variant) As Long
    Debug.Print "PartDoc_PromptBodiesToKeepNotify fired."
    Dim theFeature As SldWorks.Feature
    If Not swFeat Is Nothing Then
        Set theFeature = swFeat
        Dim bodiesToKeep(0) As Object
        'Change BodyOption to Body1 or Body2 to show other options
        Dim BodyOption As String
        BodyOption = "AllBodies"
        Select Case BodyOption
            Case "AllBodies"
                theFeature.SetBodiesToKeep True, bodiesToKeep, swThisConfiguration, Nothing
            Case "Body1"
                Set bodiesToKeep(0) = bodies(0)
                theFeature.SetBodiesToKeep False, bodiesToKeep, swThisConfiguration, Nothing
            Case "Body2"
                Set bodiesToKeep(0) = bodies(1)
                theFeature.SetBodiesToKeep False, bodiesToKeep, swThisConfiguration, Nothing
        End Select
    End If
    swPartDoc_PromptBodiesToKeepNotify = 1
End Function


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