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Create and Edit Width Mate Example (VBA)

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

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\AdvancedMates\AdvancedMateDemo1.sldasm
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a width mate of constraint type, dimension.
' 2. Press F5 to continue.
' 3. Changes the width mate to constraint type, percent.
' 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 swWidthMateData As SldWorks.WidthMateFeatureData
Dim swMateData As SldWorks.MateFeatureData
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim feat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim faceTab(1) As SldWorks.Face2
Dim facesWidth(1) As SldWorks.Face2
Dim vFacesTab As Variant

Sub main()

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

    Set swMateData = swAssy.CreateMateData(11) 'Width mate

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

        Set swWidthMateData = swMateData
        swWidthMateData.ConstraintType = SwConst.swMateWidthOptions_e.swMateWidth_Dimension

        Debug.Print "Width Mate Constraint Type is " & swWidthMateData.ConstraintType

        ' Select faces for the width and tab of this width mate

        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(0.040068521476087, 3.99799509449394E-02, 5.85753748188154E-02, 0.320596315934938, -0.422312467890091, -0.847862124212143, 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, 16, 0)
        boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByRay(2.67766714922573E-02, 2.59424893815421E-02, 3.80784753310763E-02, -0.849725692314326, -0.107993323108602, 0.516046209156602, 4.31713609895031E-04, 2, True, 16, 0)

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

        Dim vFacesWidth As Variant
        vFacesWidth = facesWidth

        swWidthMateData.WidthSelection = vFacesWidth

        Set faceTab(0) = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(3, -1)
        Set faceTab(1) = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(4, -1)  

        vFacesTab = faceTab

        swWidthMateData.TabSelection = (vFacesTab)

        If (swWidthMateData.ConstraintType = SwConst.swMateWidthOptions_e.swMateWidth_Dimension) Then
            swWidthMateData.DistanceFromEnd = 0.04975511004
            swWidthMateData.FlipDimension = True
        End If

        Set feat = swAssy.CreateMate(swWidthMateData)

    End If



    Set feat = swModel.Extension.GetLastFeatureAdded

    Set swMateData = feat.GetDefinition

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

        Set swWidthMateData = swMateData

        Debug.Print "Width mate constraint type is " & swWidthMateData.ConstraintType

        swWidthMateData.ConstraintType = SwConst.swMateWidthOptions_e.swMateWidth_Percent
        swWidthMateData.PercentDistanceFromEnd = 47
        swWidthMateData.FlipDimension = False

        Debug.Print "Width mate constraint type changed to " & swWidthMateData.ConstraintType
        Debug.Print "Distance from the end of this width mate: " & swWidthMateData.DistanceFromEnd
        Debug.Print "Percentage of distance from the end of this width mate: " & swWidthMateData.PercentDistanceFromEnd
        Debug.Print "Move entities to opposite sides of the dimension? " & swWidthMateData.FlipDimension

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

    End If

End Sub


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