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Get Original Body from Pattern Body (VBA)

This example shows how to get the original body from a pattern body.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document that contains a pattern of solid bodies.
' 2. Select a pattern body from the Solid Bodies folder.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The original body from which the pattern was generated is hidden from view.
' 2. Click F5 to display the original body.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swDoc As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSm As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim selType As Long
Dim swBody As SldWorks.Body2
Dim swOriBody As SldWorks.Body2
Dim swMathTrans As SldWorks.MathTransform
Option Explicit
Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set swSm = swDoc.SelectionManager

selType = swSm.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)
Set swBody = swSm.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

If (swBody Is Nothing) Then
    MsgBox ("Select body from 'Solid Bodies' folder")
    Set swOriBody = swBody.GetOriginalPatternedBody(swMathTrans)

    If Not (swOriBody Is Nothing) Then
        swOriBody.HideBody True


        swOriBody.HideBody False
        Set swOriBody = Nothing
    End If
    Set swBody = Nothing
End If

End Sub


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