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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. A part mirrored about the selected reference plane is created.
' 2. The reference plane is visible 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 + _

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Dim plane As Entity
If faceType = 1 Then
            refPlane = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlane
            plane = refPlane
            facePlane = mirrorFeatData.GetMirrorPlane
            plane = facePlane
End If

    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class


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