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Select Origin of Assembly Component Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the origin of an assembly component.

'-------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open an assembly that is fully resolved.
' 2. Select a component.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Selects the origin of the selected component.
' 2. Examine the graphics area.
'--------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                    As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swSelComp                   As SldWorks.Component2

    Dim swCompModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swFeat                      As SldWorks.Feature

    Dim bRet                        As Boolean

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swSelComp = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectsComponent(1)

    Set swCompModel = swSelComp.GetModelDoc

    

    swModel.ClearSelection2 True

    

    Set swFeat = swSelComp.FirstFeature

    Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing

        If "OriginProfileFeature" = swFeat.GetTypeName Then

            bRet = swFeat.Select2(False, 0)

            Exit Do

        End If

        

        Set swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature

    Loop

End Sub



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