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Get Mirror Part Information Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get information about a mirror part.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part that contains a reference plane about which to mirror the part.
' 2. Select the reference plane in the FeatureManager design tree.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates and mirrors a part about the selected reference plane.
' 2. Shows the reference plane in the graphics area.
' 3. Inspect the Immediate window for mirror part feature data.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim selMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swPart As SldWorks.PartDoc
Dim mirrorFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim myFeature As SldWorks.Feature
Dim resultPart As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim mirrorFeatData As SldWorks.MirrorPartFeatureData
Dim refPlane As SldWorks.refPlane
Dim facePlane As SldWorks.Face2
Dim mirrorOptions  As Long
Dim faceType As Long
Dim selType As swSelectType_e
Dim message As String

Sub main()
   

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

    If swModel Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If swModel.GetType <> swDocPART Then Exit Sub
   

    Set selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
   

    If selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(-1) = 0 Then Exit Sub
   

    selType = selMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)
    If Not (selType = swSelDATUMPLANES Or selType = swSelFACES) Then Exit Sub
   

    Set swPart = swModel
   

    mirrorOptions = swMirrorPartOptions_ImportSolids + _
                    swMirrorPartOptions_ImportCustomProperties + _
                    swMirrorPartOptions_ImportCutListProperties
   

    Set mirrorFeature = swPart.MirrorPart2(False, mirrorOptions, resultPart)
  

    If mirrorFeature Is Nothing Then
        message = "No Feature"
    Else
        message = "Feature: " & mirrorFeature.Name
    End If
   

    If resultPart Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print "No new part. " & message
    Else
        Debug.Print resultPart.GetTitle & ". " & message
    End If
   

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    mirrorFeature.Select2 False, -1
   

    Set myFeature = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set mirrorFeatData = myFeature.GetDefinition
   

    mirrorFeatData.AccessSelections swModel, Nothing
   

    Debug.Print "  Path name = " & mirrorFeatData.PathName
    Debug.Print "  Import surface bodies? = " & mirrorFeatData.SurfaceBodies
    Debug.Print "  Import solid bodies? = " & mirrorFeatData.SolidBodies
    Debug.Print "  Import custom properties? = " & mirrorFeatData.CustomProperties
    Debug.Print "  Import cut-list properties? = " & mirrorFeatData.CutListProperties
   

    faceType = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlaneType
    Debug.Print "  Mirror plane type as defined in swMirrorPlaneType_e = " & faceType
   

    Dim plane As SldWorks.Entity
    If faceType = 1 Then
        Set refPlane = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlane
        mirrorFeatData.ReleaseSelectionAccess
        Set plane = refPlane
        plane.Select False
    Else
        Set facePlane = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlane
        mirrorFeatData.ReleaseSelectionAccess
        Set plane = facePlane
        plane.Select False
    End If
   

End Sub



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