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Get and Set Parting Surface Feature Data Example (VBA)

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

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document that contains a parting surface feature.
' 2. Select the parting surface feature in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets and sets parting surface 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 swPartingSurfaceFeatureData As SldWorks.PartingSurfaceFeatureData
Dim state As Boolean
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc    
    'Get parting surface feature
    Set swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swFeature = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swPartingSurfaceFeatureData = swFeature.GetDefinition    
    'Roll back to get and set parting surface feature data
    state = swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print " Feature name: " & swFeature.Name
    Debug.Print "    Number of parting lines: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.GetPartingLinesCount
    Debug.Print "    Parting line type (0 = parting line feature, 1 = edge): " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.GetPartingLinesType
    Debug.Print "    Parting surface type as defined by swPartingSurfaceMoldParmType_e: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.PartingType
    If swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.PartingType = swPartingSurfaceMoldParmType_e.swPartingSurfaceMoldParmPerpendicular Then
        Debug.Print "    Offset angle not available for this parting surface type."
        Debug.Print "    Offset angle: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.OffsetAngle
    End If
    Debug.Print "    Knit all surfaces: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.Knit
    Debug.Print "    Distance this parting surface feature extends: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.OffsetDistance
    Debug.Print "    Transition between adjacent edges as defined by swPartingSurfaceSmoothingType_e: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.TransitionType
    'Reverse alignment
    If (swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.ReverseAlignment = True) Then
        swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.ReverseAlignment = False
        swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.ReverseAlignment = True
    End If
    Debug.Print ("    Reversed alignment: " & swPartingSurfaceFeatureData.ReverseAlignment)
    'Modify and roll forward parting surface feature
    swFeature.ModifyDefinition swPartingSurfaceFeatureData, swModel, Nothing

End Sub


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