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Create and Edit Limit Distance Mate Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create and edit a limit distance mate.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\AdvancedMates\AdvancedMateDemo1.sldasm
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a limit distance mate.
' 2. Press F5 to continue.
' 3. Modifies the mate alignment of the limit distance mate.
' 4. Inspect the Immediate window and graphics area.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swAssy As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim swDistMateData As SldWorks.DistanceMateFeatureData
Dim swMateData As SldWorks.MateFeatureData
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim feat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim facesDist(1) As SldWorks.Face2
Dim vFacesDist As Variant

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swAssy = swModel
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swMateData = swAssy.CreateMateData(5) 'Distance mate

    Debug.Print "Type of mate as defined in swMateType_e: " & swMateData.TypeName

    Set swDistMateData = swMateData
    swDistMateData.MateAlignment = SwConst.swMateAlign_e.swMateAlignALIGNED
    swDistMateData.FlipDimension = False
    swDistMateData.Distance = 0.0254
    swDistMateData.MaximumDistance = 0.0254
    swDistMateData.MinimumDistance = 0.01

    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(8.68857956595548E-03, 4.14144214960288E-02, 6.33435410960033E-02, -0.520148774728431, -0.59141018013918, -0.616181183562315, 4.68381592786756E-04, 2, True, 1, 0)
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(3.13565896258297E-02, 2.96508617577445E-02, 4.42099188854286E-02, 0.340524666870961, -0.380278973953885, -0.859901653226112, 4.31713609895031E-04, 2, True, 1, 0)

    Set facesDist(0) = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set facesDist(1) = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(2, -1)

    vFacesDist = facesDist

    swDistMateData.EntitiesToMate = vFacesDist

    Set feat = swAssy.CreateMate(swDistMateData)



    Set feat = swModel.Extension.GetLastFeatureAdded
    Debug.Print "Feature GetTypeName2 of mate created is " & feat.GetTypeName2

    Set swMateData = feat.GetDefinition

    If (swMateData.TypeName = SwConst.swMateType_e.swMateDISTANCE) Then

        Set swDistMateData = swMateData
        Debug.Print "Distance mate alignment is " & swDistMateData.MateAlignment

        If (swDistMateData.MateAlignment = SwConst.swMateAlign_e.swMateAlignALIGNED) Then
            swDistMateData.MateAlignment = SwConst.swMateAlign_e.swMateAlignANTI_ALIGNED
            swDistMateData.MateAlignment = SwConst.swMateAlign_e.swMateAlignALIGNED
        End If

        Debug.Print "Distance mate alignment changed to " & swDistMateData.MateAlignment
        Debug.Print "Distance: " & swDistMateData.Distance
        Debug.Print "Minimum distance: " & swDistMateData.MinimumDistance
        Debug.Print "Maximum distance: " & swDistMateData.MaximumDistance
        Debug.Print "Move entities to opposite sides of the dimension? " & swDistMateData.FlipDimension

        boolstatus = feat.ModifyDefinition(swDistMateData, swAssy, Nothing)

    End If

End Sub


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