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Get Names of Sketch Segments Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the names of the sketch segments in a sheet metal bend.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a sheet metal part or a drawing containing a sketched bend.
' 2. Unsuppress the flat pattern for the bend.
' 3. Select a bend feature in the FeatureManager design tree.

'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window for information about each
' sketch segment in the bend feature.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swMathUtil              As SldWorks.MathUtility
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swOneBend               As SldWorks.OneBendFeatureData
    Dim vSketchSegs             As Variant
    Dim swSketchSeg             As SldWorks.SketchSegment
    Dim swSketch                As SldWorks.Sketch
    Dim swSketchFeat            As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swSketchLine            As SldWorks.SketchLine
    Dim swSkStartPt             As SldWorks.SketchPoint
    Dim swSkEndPt               As SldWorks.SketchPoint
    Dim swSelData               As SldWorks.SelectData
    Dim nPt(2)                  As Double
    Dim vPt                     As Variant
    Dim swStartPt               As SldWorks.MathPoint
    Dim swEndPt                 As SldWorks.MathPoint
    Dim swSkXform               As SldWorks.MathTransform
    Dim vID                     As Variant
    Dim i                       As Long

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swMathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData
    Set swOneBend = swFeat.GetDefinition
   
Debug.Print "Type of bend (swBendType_e): " & swOneBend.GetType()
    Debug.Print "Number of sketch segments: " & swOneBend.GetFlatPatternSketchSegmentCount2
    vSketchSegs = swOneBend.FlatPatternSketchSegments2
   

    For i = 0 To UBound(vSketchSegs)
        Set swSketchSeg = vSketchSegs(i)
        Set swSketch = swSketchSeg.GetSketch
        Set swSketchLine = swSketchSeg
        Set swSkStartPt = swSketchLine.GetStartPoint2
        Set swSkEndPt = swSketchLine.GetEndPoint2
        vID = swSketchSeg.GetID
   

        ' Get sketch feature
        Set swSketchFeat = swSketch
        Set swSkXform = swSketch.ModelToSketchTransform
        Set swSkXform = swSkXform.Inverse
   

        nPt(0) = swSkStartPt.X
        nPt(1) = swSkStartPt.Y
        nPt(2) = swSkStartPt.Z
        vPt = nPt
        Set swStartPt = swMathUtil.CreatePoint(vPt)
        Set swStartPt = swStartPt.MultiplyTransform(swSkXform)
   

        nPt(0) = swSkEndPt.X
        nPt(1) = swSkEndPt.Y
        nPt(2) = swSkEndPt.Z
        vPt = nPt
        Set swEndPt = swMathUtil.CreatePoint(vPt)
        Set swEndPt = swEndPt.MultiplyTransform(swSkXform)
   

        Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
        Debug.Print "  Feature = " & swFeat.Name & " [" & swFeat.GetTypeName2 & "]"
        Debug.Print "    Sketch             = " & swSketchFeat.Name
        Debug.Print "    SegID              = [" & vID(0) & ", " & vID(1) & "]"
        Debug.Print "    Start with respect to sketch   = (" & swSkStartPt.X * 1000# & ", " & swSkStartPt.Y * 1000# & ", " & swSkStartPt.Z * 1000# & ") mm"
        Debug.Print "    End with respect to sketch   = (" & swSkEndPt.X * 1000# & ", " & swSkEndPt.Y * 1000# & ", " & swSkEndPt.Z * 1000# & ") mm"
        Debug.Print "    Start with respect to model    = (" & swStartPt.ArrayData(0) * 1000# & ", " & swStartPt.ArrayData(1) * 1000# & ", " & swStartPt.ArrayData(2) * 1000# & ") mm"
        Debug.Print "    End with respect to model    = (" & swEndPt.ArrayData(0) * 1000# & ", " & swEndPt.ArrayData(1) * 1000# & ", " & swEndPt.ArrayData(2) * 1000# & ") mm"
    Next i
End Sub



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