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Delete a Smart Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to delete a feature from a Smart Component.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\api\holecube.sldprt.
' 2. Expand the Smart Feature and Features folders to verify that
'    Features contains two extrusion features.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Deletes one extrusion feature from the Features folder.
' 2. Expand the Smart Feature and Features folders to verify that
'    Features contains one extrusion feature.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim featMgr As FeatureManager
    
Dim myFeature As Feature
    
Dim swTrainAss As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swSmartPart As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swSCFD As SmartComponentFeatureData
    
Dim selMgr As SelectionMgr
    
Dim feat As Feature
    
Dim feats As Object
    Dim obj As Object
    Dim i As Long
    Dim count As Long
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Sub main()

        swSmartPart = swApp.ActiveDoc
        featMgr = swSmartPart.FeatureManager
        feats = featMgr.GetFeatures(
True)
        count = featMgr.GetFeatureCount(
True)

        
For i = 0 To count - 1
            myFeature = feats(i)
            
If myFeature.Name = "Smart Feature" Then
                Debug.Print(myFeature.Name)
                swSCFD = myFeature.GetDefinition

                
' Open the training assembly of the Smart Component
                ' Open the SmartComponent PropertyManager page to access its selection lists
                boolstatus = swSCFD.AccessSelections(True)

                swTrainAss = swApp.ActiveDoc
                selMgr = swTrainAss.SelectionManager

                Debug.Print(
"Number of features: " & selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(swSmartComponentSelectionTypes_e.swSmartComponentFeatures))
                Debug.Print(
"Number of components: " & selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(swSmartComponentSelectionTypes_e.swSmartComponentComponents))

                
' Get the first extrusion from the features selection list
                obj = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, swSmartComponentSelectionTypes_e.swSmartComponentFeatures)
                feat = obj

                
' To delete an extrusion feature from a Smart Component,
                ' re-select it in the Smart Features selection list
                boolstatus = feat.Select2(True, swSmartComponentSelectionTypes_e.swSmartComponentFeatures)

                
' Modify the definition of the Smart Feature,
                ' close the training assembly, and rebuild the Smart Component
                boolstatus = myFeature.ModifyDefinition(swSCFD, swSmartPart, Nothing)
            
End If
        Next

    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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