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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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