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Get Shut-Off Surface Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a shut-off surface feature's data.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Open a model that contains a Shut-Off Surface1 feature with
' the patch type of swShutOffSurfacePatchType_e.swPatchTypeTangent = 2.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets Shut-Off Surface1 data.
' 2. Gets the tangent faces for the specified loops where to create the patches.
' 3. Creates the patches on the opposite tangent faces.
' 4. Examine the graphic area and Immediate window.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swFeatData As SldWorks.ShutOffSurfaceFeatureData
Dim swEnt As SldWorks.Entity
Dim params As Variant
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
   

    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Shut-Off Surface1", "REFSURFACE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)
   

    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swFeatData = swFeat.GetDefinition
   

    boolstatus = swFeatData.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing)
   

    Debug.Print "Status = " + CStr(swFeatData.Status)
    Debug.Print "Knit flag = " + CStr(swFeatData.Knit)
    Debug.Print "Edge count = " + CStr(swFeatData.GetEdgeCount)
    Debug.Print "Loop count = " + CStr(swFeatData.GetLoopCount)
   

    For i = 0 To swFeatData.GetLoopCount - 1
        Debug.Print "Loop(" + CStr(i) + ")"
        Debug.Print "    Edge count = " + CStr(swFeatData.GetLoopEdgeCount(i))
        Debug.Print "    Patch type = " + CStr(swFeatData.LoopPatchType(i))
   

        params = swFeatData.LoopEdges(i)
   

        For j = 0 To UBound(params)
            Set swEnt = params(j)
            boolstatus = swEnt.Select4(False, Nothing)
        Next j
    Next i
   

    params = swFeatData.Edges
   

    For i = 0 To UBound(params)
        Set swEnt = params(i)
        boolstatus = swEnt.Select4(False, Nothing)
   

        Set swEnt = swFeatData.GetFaceTangentTo(i)
   

        If Not swEnt Is Nothing Then
            boolstatus = swEnt.Select4(True, Nothing)
        End If
   

        swFeatData.FlipFaceTangentTo (i)
   

        Set swEnt = swFeatData.GetFaceTangentTo(i)
   

        If Not swEnt Is Nothing Then
            boolstatus = swEnt.Select4(True, Nothing)
        End If
   

        swFeatData.FlipFaceTangentTo (i)
   

    Next i
   

    boolstatus = swFeat.ModifyDefinition(swFeatData, swModel, Nothing)

End Sub



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