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Create Local Curve-Driven Pattern Example (VB.NET)

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.
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub Main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swFeatMgr As FeatureManager
        Dim swFeat As Feature
        Dim swLocalCurvePatternFeat As LocalCurvePatternFeatureData
        Dim fileName As String
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        'Open assembly document
        fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\assem20.sldasm"
        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
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("block20-1@assem20""COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 1, Nothing, 0)
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""EDGE", 0.131144367102934, 0.0844607238593085, -0.124705856534547, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
        'Create local curve-driven pattern feature
        swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager
        'Set EqualSpacing1 to False
        swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureLocalCurveDrivenPattern(False, 3, False, 0.15, swLocalCurvePatternReferencePoint_e.swLocalCurvePatternBoundingBoxCenter, swLocalCurvePatternCurveMethod_e.swLocalCurvePatternOffsetCurve, swLocalCurvePatternAlignment_e.swLocalCurvePatternAlignToSeed, FalseFalse, 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
        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
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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