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Delete Selected Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to delete a selected feature. You can specify to delete the absorbed or children features or both types of features. This example does not ask you to confirm the deletion.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document.
' 2. Select the feature to delete.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Deletes the selected feature.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window, graphics
'    area, and FeatureManager design tree.
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim DeleteOption As Long
Dim status As Boolean
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    ' To delete absorbed features, use enum swDeleteSelectionOptions_e.swDelete_Absorbed
    ' To delete children features, use enum swDeleteSelectionOptions_e.swDelete_Children
    ' To keep absorbed features and children features, set DeleteOption = 0
    DeleteOption = swDeleteSelectionOptions_e.swDelete_Absorbed

    'Comment out the previous statement and uncomment one of the
    'following statements to change how to delete the selected feature
    'DeleteOption = swDeleteSelectionOptions_e.swDelete_Children
    'DeleteOption = 0
    'DeleteOption =swDeleteSelectionOptions_e.swDelete_Absorbed + swDeleteSelectionOptions_e.swDelete_Children    
    status = swModelDocExt.DeleteSelection2(DeleteOption)
    Debug.Print "Feature deleted? " & status
End Sub

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