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Traverse All Cosmetic Threads Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to traverse all cosmetic threads in a part and extract their data.

NOTE: In a part or assembly, a cosmetic thread is a subfeature of a hole or cut extrusion. Thus, you can traverse all of the cosmetic threads in a model using the IFeature traversal methods.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\holecube.sldprt.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a Helicoil Metric standard cosmetic thread.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Sub main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swFeat As Feature
        
Dim swSubFeat As Feature
        
Dim sFeatType As String
        Dim swCosThread As CosmeticThreadFeatureData
        
Dim bRet As Boolean

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"", "EDGE", -0.000802489357837999, -0.0246888176810671, 0.0000600726028778809, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swFeat = swModel.FeatureManager.InsertCosmeticThread3(swCosmeticStandardType_e.swStandardType_StandardHelicoilMetric,
"Helicoil threads", "M33x2.0", 0.033, swCosmeticEndConditions_e.swEndConditionBlind2Dia, 0.025, "M33x2.0 Helicoil Threads")

        Debug.Print(
"File = " & swModel.GetPathName)

        swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature

        
Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing
            swSubFeat = swFeat.GetFirstSubFeature
            
Do While Not swSubFeat Is Nothing
                sFeatType = swSubFeat.GetTypeName

                
Select Case sFeatType

                    
Case "CosmeticThread"
                        Debug.Print("    " & swSubFeat.Name & " [" & sFeatType & "]")

                        swCosThread = swSubFeat.GetDefinition

                        Debug.Print(
"      ApplyThread      = " & swCosThread.ApplyThread)
                        Debug.Print(
"      BlindDepth       = " & swCosThread.BlindDepth * 1000.0# & " mm")
                        Debug.Print(
"      Diameter         = " & swCosThread.Diameter * 1000.0# & " mm")
                        Debug.Print(
"      DiameterType     = " & swCosThread.DiameterType)
                        Debug.Print(
"      ThreadCallout    = " & swCosThread.ThreadCallout)
                        Debug.Print(
"      ConfigurationOption as defined in swCosmeticConfigOptions_e = " & swCosThread.ConfigurationOption)
                        Debug.Print(
"      EndCondition as defined in swCosmeticEndConditions_e = " & swCosThread.EndCondition)
                        Debug.Print(
"      Size = " & swCosThread.Size)
                        Debug.Print(
"      Standard as defined in swCosmeticStandardType_e = " & swCosThread.Standard)
                        Debug.Print(
"      StandardType = " & swCosThread.StandardType)


                        Debug.Print(
"")

                
End Select

                swSubFeat = swSubFeat.GetNextSubFeature

            
Loop

            swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature

        
Loop

    End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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