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Thicken Surface and Generate Boss Example (VBA)

This example shows how to thicken a surface and then generate a boss.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document and select a boundary surface.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a thicken feature.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window.

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                    As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swFeatMgr                   As SldWorks.FeatureManager

    Dim swFeat                      As SldWorks.Feature

    Dim swThicken                   As SldWorks.ThickenFeatureData

    Dim bRet                        As Boolean


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager


    bRet = swSelMgr.SetSelectedObjectMark(1, 1, swSelectionMarkSet)


    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureBossThicken(0.001, swThickenSideOne, 0, False, True, True, True)

    Set swThicken = swFeat.GetDefinition

    Debug.Print "Feature: " & swFeat.Name

    Debug.Print "  Automatically select all bodies? " & swThicken.AutoSelect

    Debug.Print "  True if thicken feature affects specified bodies, false if it affects all bodies: " & swThicken.FeatureScope

    Debug.Print "  Is a boss feature? " & swThicken.IsBossFeature

    Debug.Print "  Merge the results if a multibody part?  " & swThicken.Merge

    Debug.Print "  Fill a volume?  " & swThicken.FillVolume

    Debug.Print "  Thickness:  " & swThicken.Thickness * 1000# & " mm"

    Debug.Print "  Thickness type as defined in swThickenThicknessType_e:  " & swThicken.ThicknessSide

End Sub

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