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Offset Selected Edges in Active Sketch Example (VBA)

This example shows how to offset the selected edges to generate geometry in the active sketch.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part.
' 2. Open a new sketch on a plane.
' 3. Select one or more edges in the part coincident 
'    to the plane.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Offsets the selected edges.
' 2. Examine the sketch in the graphics area.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSketchMgr As SldWorks.SketchManager
    Dim swSketch As SldWorks.Sketch
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSketchMgr = swModel.SketchManager
    Set swSketch = swModel.GetActiveSketch2
    bRet = swSketchMgr.SketchUseEdge(False)

End Sub


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