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Get Mirror Part Information Example (VB.NET)

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.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim selMgr As SelectionMgr
    
Dim swPart As PartDoc
    
Dim mirrorFeature As Feature
    
Dim myFeature As Feature
    
Dim resultPart As ModelDoc2
    
Dim mirrorFeatData As MirrorPartFeatureData
    
Dim refPlane As RefPlane
    
Dim facePlane As Face2
    
Dim mirrorOptions As Integer
    Dim faceType As Integer
    Dim selType As swSelectType_e
    
Dim message As String

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

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

        selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

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

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

        swPart = swModel

        mirrorOptions = swMirrorPartOptions_e.swMirrorPartOptions_ImportSolids + _
                        swMirrorPartOptions_e.swMirrorPartOptions_ImportCustomProperties + _
                        swMirrorPartOptions_e.swMirrorPartOptions_ImportCutListProperties

        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

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

        myFeature = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        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 Entity
        
If faceType = 1 Then
            refPlane = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlane
            mirrorFeatData.ReleaseSelectionAccess()
            plane = refPlane
            plane.Select(
False)
        
Else
            facePlane = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlane
            mirrorFeatData.ReleaseSelectionAccess()
            plane = facePlane
            plane.Select(
False)
        
End If

    End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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