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Get Shut-Off Surface Data Example (VB.NET)

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.
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 swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim swFeat As Feature
Dim swFeatData As ShutOffSurfaceFeatureData
Dim swEnt As Entity
Dim params As Object
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim j As Integer

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

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

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

        boolstatus = swFeatData.AccessSelections(swModel,

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

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

            params = swFeatData.LoopEdges(i)

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

        params = swFeatData.Edges

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

            swEnt = swFeatData.GetFaceTangentTo(i)

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


            swEnt = swFeatData.GetFaceTangentTo(i)

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


Next i

        boolstatus = swFeat.ModifyDefinition(swFeatData, swModel,

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class


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