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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."
    Else
        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
    Else
        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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