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Insert Boundary Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert and modify a boundary feature.

'-------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified part document template exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens a new part.
' 2. Creates two boss-extrude features.
' 3. Selects a face on each boss-extrude feature.
' 4. Creates a boundary feature using the the selected faces.
' 5. Gets and sets some boundary feature data.
' 6. Examine the Immediate window, FeatureManager design tree,
'    and the graphics area.
'-------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelectionMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swFeatureMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swSketchMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
Dim swBoundaryBossFeatureData As SldWorks.BoundaryBossFeatureData
Dim status As Boolean
Dim sketchLines As Variant
Dim nbrCurves As Long
Dim directionVectorEntity As Object
Dim directionVectorEntityType As Long
Dim tangencyType As Long
Dim d1Curves As Variant
Dim curveType As Long
Dim i As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks    
    'Open new part document
    Set swModel = swApp.NewDocument("C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2016\templates\Part.prtdot", 0, 0, 0)
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension    
    'Create two boss-extrude features
    'and boundary feature
    status = swModelDocExt.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSketchAddConstToRectEntity, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, False)
    status = swModelDocExt.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSketchAddConstLineDiagonalType, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, True)
    Set swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager
    sketchLines = swSketchMgr.CreateCornerRectangle(-0.107624731933299, 3.71047716348016E-02, 0, -0.083196263303762, -9.87284730888405E-03, 0)
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line2", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line1", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line4", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line3", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swFeatureMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
    Set swFeature = swFeatureMgr.FeatureExtrusion3(True, False, False, 0, 0, 0.0508, 0.00254, False, False, False, False, 1.74532925199433E-02, 1.74532925199433E-02, False, False, False, False, True, True, True, 0, 0, False)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Right Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    status = swModelDocExt.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSketchAddConstToRectEntity, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, False)
    status = swModelDocExt.SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSketchAddConstLineDiagonalType, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, True)
    sketchLines = swSketchMgr.CreateCornerRectangle(-3.91822613366912E-02, 2.27443468893966E-02, 0, 4.79123594660678E-02, -8.93283426445919E-02, 0)
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line2", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line1", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line4", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Line3", "SKETCHSEGMENT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swFeature = swFeatureMgr.FeatureExtrusion3(True, False, False, 0, 0, 0.0508, 0.0508, False, False, False, False, 1.74532925199433E-02, 1.74532925199433E-02, False, False, False, False, True, True, True, 0, 0, False)
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -8.31962633037051E-02, -7.43092842242277E-04, 3.42529447572133E-02, False, 8193, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -3.91822613366344E-02, -6.70639010576224E-03, 3.75699693011029E-02, True, 16385, Nothing, 0)
    swFeatureMgr.SetNetBlendCurveData 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, True
    swFeatureMgr.SetNetBlendCurveData 0, 1, 0, 0.26179938779915, 1, True
    swFeatureMgr.SetNetBlendDirectionData 0, 32, 0, False, False
    swFeatureMgr.SetNetBlendDirectionData 1, 32, 0, False, False
    swFeatureMgr.InsertNetBlend 1, 2, 0, False, 0.0001, True, True, True, True, False, -1, -1, False, -1, False, False, -1, False, -1, True        
    'Get boundary feature
    'Get and set some of its data
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Boundary1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeature = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swBoundaryBossFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition
    Debug.Print "Name of feature: " & swFeature.Name
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    status = swBoundaryBossFeatureData.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
    'Get number of curves
    nbrCurves = swBoundaryBossFeatureData.GetCurvesCount(swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First)
    Debug.Print "  Number of curves in Direction 1: " & nbrCurves
    If nbrCurves >= 0 Then
        'Get tangency type
        tangencyType = swBoundaryBossFeatureData.GetGuideTangencyType(swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0)
        If tangencyType = swBoundaryBossTangencyType_e.swBoundaryBossTangency_DirectionVector Then
            Set directionVectorEntity = swBoundaryBossFeatureData.GetDirectionVector(swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0)
            status = swSelectionMgr.AddSelectionListObject(directionVectorEntity, Nothing)
            directionVectorEntityType = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)
            Debug.Print "  Type of entity selected for Direction Vector for curve 1 in Direction 1: " & directionVectorEntityType
        Else
            Debug.Print "  Tangency type for curve 1 in Direction 1: " & tangencyType
            Debug.Print "    NOTE: Tried to get entity for Direction Vector. Failed because"
            Debug.Print "    tangency type must be 2 (swBoundaryBossTangencyType_e.swBoundaryBossTangency_DirectionVector),"
            Debug.Print "    so type of entity used for Direction Vector is not available."
        End If
    End If
    'Get and set draft angle
    Debug.Print "  Original draft angle for curve 1 in Direction 1: " & swBoundaryBossFeatureData.GetDraftAngle(swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0)
    swBoundaryBossFeatureData.SetDraftAngle swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0, 0.015
    Debug.Print "  Modified draft angle for curve 1 in Direction 1: " & swBoundaryBossFeatureData.GetDraftAngle(swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0)
    'Flip draft angle
    swBoundaryBossFeatureData.SetDraftAngleReverseDirection swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0, True
    Debug.Print "  Draft angle flipped for curve 1 in Direction 1: " & swBoundaryBossFeatureData.GetDraftAngleReverseDirection(swBoundaryBossDirection_e.swBoundaryBossDirection_First, 0)
    'Get curves
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    d1Curves = swBoundaryBossFeatureData.d1Curves
    For i = 0 To nbrCurves - 1
       status = swSelectionMgr.AddSelectionListObject(d1Curves(i), Nothing)
       curveType = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(i + 1, -1)
       Debug.Print "  Curve " & i + 1 & " type: " & curveType
    Next i
    Debug.Print "  Is thin feature? " & swBoundaryBossFeatureData.IsThinFeature
    status = swFeature.ModifyDefinition(swBoundaryBossFeatureData, swModel, Nothing)
End Sub


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