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Set Custom Bend Deduction Example (VBA)

This example shows how to set a custom bend deduction for a miter flange feature.

'-------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a sheet metal part that contains a miter flange
'    feature with bends.
' 2. Select the miter flange feature.
'
' Postconditions: Sets the selected miter flange's custom 
' bend deduction to 1 mm.
'-------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim FeatureData As SldWorks.MiterFlangeFeatureData
Dim Feature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim Component As SldWorks.Component
Dim bData As SldWorks.CustomBendAllowance
Dim nam As String

Sub main()

    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
   

    ' Get the selected feature
    Set Feature = Part.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
   

    ' Get the name of the selected feature
    nam = Feature.GetTypeName
   

    ' Get the feature definition
    Set FeatureData = Feature.GetDefinition
   

    ' Get whether to use default bend allowance to determine the current state
    Dim useCustom As Boolean
    useCustom = FeatureData.UseDefaultBendAllowance
   

    ' Get the custom bend allowance object
    Set bData = FeatureData.GetCustomBendAllowance
   

    Dim bType As Long
    bType = bData.Type
    ' Set the bend allowance type to deduction
    bData.Type = swBendAllowanceDeduction
   

    ' Set the value of the bend deduction
    bData.BendDeduction = 0.001   
 

    FeatureData.UseDefaultBendAllowance = False   

    ' Set the value of the custom bend deduction
    Call FeatureData.SetCustomBendAllowance(bData)
   

    ' Modify the feature definition
    boolstatus = Feature.ModifyDefinition(FeatureData, Part, Component)

End Sub



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