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Create and Edit Symmetric Mate Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create and edit a symmetric mate.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\AdvancedMates\AdvancedMateDemo3.sldasm
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a symmetric mate.
' 2. Press F5 to continue.
' 3. Changes the symmetry plane and the entities to 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 boolstatus As Boolean
Dim face As SldWorks.Face2
Dim AsmDoc As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc
Dim MateData As SldWorks.MateFeatureData
Dim SymmMateData As SldWorks.SymmetricMateFeatureData
Dim selman As SelectionMgr
Dim FaceVar As Variant
Dim Feat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim Plane As Object
Dim EntToMate As Variant
Dim FaceArr(1) As SldWorks.Face2

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set AsmDoc = swModel
   

    Set MateData = AsmDoc.CreateMateData(8) 'Symmetric mate

    Set selman = swModel.SelectionManager
   

    ' Set the symmetry plane
    Set Plane = AsmDoc.FeatureByName("Front Plane")
    MateData.SymmetryPlane = Plane
   

    ' Select the faces
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(-0.119833719900839, 0.14832954277739, -1.38999787131979E-02, -0.638789958006775, -0.241329918931549, -0.730552708418903, 1.94730543661126E-03, 2, False, 0, 0)
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(5.98755999561718E-03, 4.37101841503704E-02, -1.38999787133685E-02, -0.400036026779312, -0.515038074910024, -0.758094294050284, 9.54271027477843E-04, 2, True, 0, 0)
   

    ' Set the entities to mate
    Set FaceArr(0) = selman.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set FaceArr(1) = selman.GetSelectedObject6(2, -1)

    FaceVar = FaceArr
    MateData.EntitiesToMate = FaceVar
   

    MateData.MateAlignment = 1

    Set Feat = AsmDoc.CreateMate(MateData)
   

    swModel.GraphicsRedraw2
   

    Stop
   

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

    Set MateData = Feat.GetDefinition
   

    swModel.ClearSelection2 (True)
   

    Set SymmMateData = MateData
   

    Set Plane = AsmDoc.FeatureByName("Top Plane")
    SymmMateData.SymmetryPlane = Plane
   

    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(-0.122740690662738, 0.149346213190292, -8.00800212867898E-02, -0.640294734796254, 5.58893693642409E-02, 0.766093356572332, 2.43053632782351E-03, 2, False, 0, 0)
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(5.98755999561718E-03, 4.37101841503704E-02, -1.38999787133685E-02, -0.400036026779312, -0.515038074910024, -0.758094294050284, 9.54271027477843E-04, 2, True, 0, 0)

    Set FaceArr(0) = selman.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set FaceArr(1) = selman.GetSelectedObject6(2, -1)
   

    FaceVar = FaceArr
   

    SymmMateData.EntitiesToMate = FaceVar
   

    Debug.Print "Symmetric mate alignment is " & SymmMateData.MateAlignment
   

    Call Feat.ModifyDefinition(SymmMateData, swModel, Nothing)

End Sub

 



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