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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")

"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

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


End Select

                swSubFeat = swSubFeat.GetNextSubFeature


            swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature


    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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