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Thicken Surface and Generate Boss Example (VB.NET)

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.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Sub main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
        Dim swFeatMgr As FeatureManager
        Dim swFeat As Feature
        Dim swThicken As ThickenFeatureData
        Dim bRet As Boolean
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
        bRet = swSelMgr.SetSelectedObjectMark(1, 1, swSelectionMarkAction_e.swSelectionMarkSet)
        swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureBossThicken(0.001, swThickenThicknessType_e.swThickenSideOne, 0, FalseTrueTrueTrue)
        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 * 1000.0# & " mm")
        Debug.Print("  Thickness type as defined in swThickenThicknessType_e:  " & swThicken.ThicknessSide)
    End Sub
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class


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