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Creating Bounding Box Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a bounding box.

' Preconditions: Ensure that the specified model exists.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates Bounding Box in the FeatureManager design tree.
' 2. Modifies Bounding Box.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swGPData As SldWorks.BoundingBoxFeatureData
Dim featdata As SldWorks.BoundingBoxFeatureData
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim ent As SldWorks.Face2
Dim feat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim featmgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long
Option Explicit
Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set Part = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2019\samples\tutorial\api\block20.sldprt", 1, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
    swApp.ActivateDoc2 "block20.sldprt", False, longstatus
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set featmgr = Part.FeatureManager

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByRay(1.08472195143463E-02, 3.96239999998329E-02, -1.01823136031953E-03, -0.400036026779312, -0.515038074910024, -0.758094294050284, 1.1224765174324E-03, 2, False, 0, 0)

    Set ent = Part.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swGPData = featmgr.CreateDefinition(swFmBoundingBox)
    swGPData.ReferenceFaceOrPlane = 2
    swGPData.PlanarEntity = ent

    Set feat = featmgr.CreateFeature(swGPData)
    Part.ClearSelection2 True

    Set featdata = feat.GetDefinition()
    featdata.AccessSelections Part, Nothing
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByRay(-1.03569711794194E-02, 1.88454182651299E-02, 0.049345602378537, -0.400036026779312, -0.515038074910024, -0.758094294050284, 1.1224765174324E-03, 2, False, 0, 0)
    Set ent = Part.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    featdata.PlanarEntity = ent
    featdata.IncludeSurfaces = True
    featdata.IncludeHiddenBodies = True
    feat.ModifyDefinition featdata, Part, Nothing

End Sub

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