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Create Local Curve-driven Pattern Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a local curve-driven pattern feature.

'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified assembly document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the assembly document.
' 2. Selects the component and edge for the
'    local curve-driven pattern feature.
' 3. Creates a local curve-driven pattern feature.
' 4. Gets values and settings of the local curve-driven 
'    pattern feature.
' 5. Examine the Immediate window and graphics area.
'
' NOTE: Because this assembly is used elsewhere, do not save
' changes.
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swLocalCurvePatternFeat As SldWorks.LocalCurvePatternFeatureData
Dim fileName As String
Dim status As Boolean
Dim errors As Long
Dim warnings As Long
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks    
    'Open assembly document
    fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\assem20.sldasm"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)  
    'Select a component and an edge
    'for the local curve-driven pattern
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("block20-1@assem20", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 1, Nothing, 0)
    status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", 0.131144367102934, 8.44607238593085E-02, -0.124705856534547, True, 2, Nothing, 0)    
    'Create local curve-driven pattern feature
    Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager    
    'Set EqualSpacing1 to False
    Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureLocalCurveDrivenPattern(False, 3, False, 0.15, swLocalCurvePatternReferencePoint_e.swLocalCurvePatternBoundingBoxCenter, swLocalCurvePatternCurveMethod_e.swLocalCurvePatternOffsetCurve, swLocalCurvePatternAlignment_e.swLocalCurvePatternAlignToSeed, False, False, 0, False, 0, False)    
    'Set EqualSpacing1 to True
    'Set swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureLocalCurveDrivenPattern(False, 3, True, 0.5, swLocalCurvePatternReferencePoint_e.swLocalCurvePatternBoundingBoxCenter, swLocalCurvePatternCurveMethod_e.swLocalCurvePatternOffsetCurve, swLocalCurvePatternAlignment_e.swLocalCurvePatternAlignToSeed, False, False, 0, False, 0, False)        
    'Get local curve-driven pattern feature data
    Set swLocalCurvePatternFeat = swFeat.GetDefinition
    Debug.Print "Local curve-driven pattern properties: "
    Debug.Print "  Number of components: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.GetPatternComponentCount
    Debug.Print "  Number of skipped items: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.GetSkippedItemCount
    Debug.Print "  Direction 1: "
    Debug.Print "     Number of pattern instances: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.D1InstanceCount
    Debug.Print "     Is direction flipped: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.D1ReverseDirection
    Debug.Print "     Pattern instances equal spaced: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.D1IsEqualSpaced
    Debug.Print "     Spacing for pattern instances: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.D1Spacing
    Debug.Print "     Curve method: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.D1CurveMethod
    Debug.Print "     Alignment method: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.D1AlignmentMethod
    Debug.Print "  Direction 2:"
    Debug.Print "     Is Direction 2 specified: " & swLocalCurvePatternFeat.Dir2Specified
    
    
End Sub


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