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Get Edge Curve Parameterization Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get curve parameterization data for a selected edge.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part or assembly.
' 2. If you opened an assembly, ensure that it is 
'    fully resolved.
' 3. Select an edge.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Dim swSelectMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Set swSelectMgr = Part.SelectionManager

    Dim swEdge As SldWorks.Edge
    Set swEdge = swSelectMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Dim swCurve As SldWorks.Curve
    Dim swCurveParaData As SldWorks.CurveParamData
    Set swCurve = swEdge.GetCurve
    Set swCurveParaData = swEdge.GetCurveParams3

    Debug.Print "The curve tag is: " & swCurveParaData.CurveTag
    Debug.Print "The curve type as defined in swCurveType_e is: " & swCurveParaData.CurveType

    Dim vEndPoint As Variant
    vEndPoint = swCurveParaData.EndPoint
    Dim EndPoint(2) As Double

    Dim i As Long

    For i = 0 To UBound(vEndPoint)
        EndPoint(i) = vEndPoint(i)
    Next i

    Debug.Print "The end point x,y,z coordinates are: " & EndPoint(0) & "," & EndPoint(1) & "," & EndPoint(2)

    Dim vStartPoint As Variant
    Dim StartPoint(2) As Double
    vStartPoint = swCurveParaData.StartPoint
    For i = 0 To UBound(vStartPoint)
        StartPoint(i) = vStartPoint(i)
    Next i

    Debug.Print "The start point x,y,z coordinates are: " & StartPoint(0) & "," & StartPoint(1) & "," & StartPoint(2)

    Debug.Print "The curve and edge are in the same direction: " & swCurveParaData.Sense
    Debug.Print "The maximum U parameter value is: " & swCurveParaData.UMaxValue
    Debug.Print "The minimum U parameter value is: " & swCurveParaData.UMinValue
End Sub

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