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Flatten Sheet Metal Part Example (VBA)

This example shows how to flatten a sheet metal part.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a sheet metal part.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Flattens the sheet metal part.
' 2. Examine the graphics area and Immediate window.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim nBendState As Long
    Dim nRetVal As Long
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    nBendState = swModel.GetBendState
    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "  Original bend state = " & nBendState
    If nBendState <> swSMBendStateFlattened Then
        nRetVal = swModel.SetBendState(swSMBendStateFlattened)
        Debug.Print "  Modified bend state = " & nRetVal
        ' Rebuild to see changes
        bRet = swModel.EditRebuild3: Debug.Assert bRet
    End If
End Sub

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