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Get Linear Pattern Feature Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get data for a linear pattern feature.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document with a LPattern1 feature.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets, sets, and prints linear pattern feature data to
'    the Immediate window.
' 2. Examine the FeatureManager design tree, graphics area, and Immediate window.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swSelectionMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swLinearPatternFeatureData As SldWorks.LinearPatternFeatureData
Dim status As Boolean
Sub main()
     Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
     Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
     Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension    
'Get the linear pattern feature data
status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("LPattern1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
Set swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
Set swFeature = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
Set swLinearPatternFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition
swLinearPatternFeatureData.AccessSelections swModel, Nothing
Debug.Print "Number of features in pattern: " & swLinearPatternFeatureData.GetPatternFeatureCount
Debug.Print "Total number of instances: "
Debug.Print " Direction 1: " & swLinearPatternFeatureData.D1TotalInstances
Debug.Print " Direction 2: " & swLinearPatternFeatureData.D2TotalInstances
'Change Direction 2 spacing
Debug.Print "Direction 2 spacing: "
Debug.Print " Original: " & swLinearPatternFeatureData.D2Spacing
swLinearPatternFeatureData.D2Spacing = 0.04
Debug.Print " Updated: " & swLinearPatternFeatureData.D2Spacing
swFeature.ModifyDefinition swLinearPatternFeatureData, swModel, Nothing
End Sub


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