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Get and Set Parting Line Feature Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get and set parting line feature data.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document that contains a parting line feature.
' 2. Select the parting line feature in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets and sets parting line feature data.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelectionMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swPartingLineFeatureData As SldWorks.PartingLineFeatureData
Dim state As Boolean

Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc    
    'Get parting line feature
    Set swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeature = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swPartingLineFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition
    'Roll back to get and set parting line feature data
    state = swPartingLineFeatureData.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print " Feature name: " & swFeature.Name
    Debug.Print "    Parting line status as defined by swPartingLineFeatureStatus_e: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.status
    Debug.Print "    Draft angle: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.Angle    
    'Reverse pull direction of part line
    Debug.Print "    Pull direction before reversing: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.PullDirection
    If swPartingLineFeatureData.PullDirection Then
        swPartingLineFeatureData.PullDirection = False
        swPartingLineFeatureData.PullDirection = True
    End If
    Debug.Print "    Pull direction after reversing: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.PullDirection
    Debug.Print "    Pull direction type as defined by swSelectType_e: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.PullDirectionType
    Debug.Print "    Split faces: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.SplitFaces
    If swPartingLineFeatureData.SplitFaces Then
        Debug.Print "    Split faces options as defined by swSplitFacesOption_e: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.SplitFacesOption
    End If
    Debug.Print "    Core/cavity split: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.CoreCavitySplit
    Debug.Print "    Number of entities to split: " & swPartingLineFeatureData.GetEntitiesToSplitCount
    'Modify and roll forward parting line feature
    swFeature.ModifyDefinition swPartingLineFeatureData, swModel, Nothing
End Sub

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