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Create Radiate Surface Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a radiate surface feature.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified document template exists.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a new model document with a feature extrusion.
' 2. Creates Boss-Extrude1 and Surface-Radiate1 in the graphics area and
'    FeatureManager design tree.
' 3. Inspect the Immediate window.

Dim swApp                As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr             As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swSelData            As SldWorks.SelectData
Dim swRadiate            As SldWorks.SurfaceRadiateFeatureData
Dim swFeat               As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swEnt                As SldWorks.Entity
Dim vRadEnt              As Variant
Dim swRadDirEnt          As SldWorks.Entity
Dim i                    As Long
Dim boolStatus           As Boolean
Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set Part = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2015\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Front Plane", "PLANE", -4.48901407839529E-02, 2.79954694016864E-02, 4.66820674117181E-03, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSketchAddConstToRectEntity, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, False)
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSketchAddConstLineDiagonalType, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, True)
    Dim vSkLines As Variant
    vSkLines = Part.SketchManager.CreateCornerRectangle(-5.55749908365768E-02, 3.29075527136081E-02, 0, 4.78203409524033E-02, -3.17145296545045E-02, 0)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True
    Part.ShowNamedView2 "*Trimetric", 8
    Part.SketchManager.InsertSketch True
    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch1", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 4, Nothing, 0)

    Dim myFeature As Object
    Set myFeature = Part.FeatureManager.FeatureExtrusion2(True, False, False, 0, 0, 0.00254, 0.00254, False, False, False, False, 1.74532925199433E-02, 1.74532925199433E-02, False, False, False, False, True, True, True, 0, 0, False)

    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", -4.47337592343047E-02, 3.28467250718631E-02, 2.58132540182032E-03, False, 2, Nothing, 0)
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", -5.56265649287866E-02, 1.56695101210289E-02, 2.5672149453726E-03, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", -1.40113588298618E-02, -3.17157034173761E-02, 2.54079743683633E-03, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", 0.047780958393389, -5.42256709667299E-03, 2.56078163948814E-03, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 4.78203409524554E-02, -3.05747564971171E-03, 5.46558985774936E-04, True, 1, Nothing, 0)

    Part.InsertRadiateSurface 0.0254, False, False

    Set swSelMgr = Part.SelectionManager
    Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData

    boolStatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Surface-Radiate1", "REFSURFACE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swRadiate = swFeat.GetDefinition

    ' Get radiate surface data
    Debug.Print "File = " & Part.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "  " & swFeat.Name
    Debug.Print "    Distance: " & swRadiate.Distance * 1000# & " mm"
    Debug.Print "    Flip? " & swRadiate.Flip
    Debug.Print "    Propagate to tangent faces? " & swRadiate.PropagateToTangentFaces

    ' Roll back to get direction reference and radiated edges
    boolStatus = swRadiate.AccessSelections(Part, Nothing)
    Set swRadDirEnt = swRadiate.DirectionReference
    Part.ClearSelection2 True

    vRadEnt = swRadiate.RadiatedEntities

    Debug.Print "Type as defined in swSelectType_e:"
    For i = 0 To swRadiate.GetRadiatedEntitiesCount - 1

        Set swEnt = vRadEnt(i)
        Debug.Print "  Radiated entity(" & i & ") = " & swEnt.GetType

    Next i


End Sub

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