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Traverse All Cosmetic Threads Example (VBA)

This example shows how to traverse all cosmetic threads in a part and extract their data.

NOTE: In a part or assembly, a cosmetic thread is a subfeature of a hole or cut extrusion. Thus, you can traverse all of the cosmetic threads in a model using the IFeature traversal methods.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\api\holecube.sldprt.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a Helicoil Metric standard cosmetic thread.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swFeat                                  As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim swSubFeat                               As SldWorks.Feature
    Dim sFeatType                               As String
    Dim swCosThread                             As SldWorks.CosmeticThreadFeatureData
    Dim bRet                                    As Boolean

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", -8.02489357837999E-04, -2.46888176810671E-02, 6.00726028778809E-05, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swFeat = swModel.FeatureManager.InsertCosmeticThread3(swStandardType_StandardHelicoilMetric, "Helicoil threads", "M33x2.0", 0.033, swEndConditionBlind2Dia, 0.025, "M33x2.0 Helicoil Threads")

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Set swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature

    Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing
        Set swSubFeat = swFeat.GetFirstSubFeature
        Do While Not swSubFeat Is Nothing
            sFeatType = swSubFeat.GetTypeName

            Select Case sFeatType

                Case "CosmeticThread"
                    Debug.Print "    " & swSubFeat.Name & " [" & sFeatType & "]"

                    Set swCosThread = swSubFeat.GetDefinition

                    Debug.Print "      ApplyThread      = " & swCosThread.ApplyThread
                    Debug.Print "      BlindDepth       = " & swCosThread.BlindDepth * 1000# & " mm"
                    Debug.Print "      Diameter         = " & swCosThread.Diameter * 1000# & " mm"
                    Debug.Print "      DiameterType     = " & swCosThread.DiameterType
                    Debug.Print "      ThreadCallout    = " & swCosThread.ThreadCallout
                    Debug.Print "      ConfigurationOption as defined in swCosmeticConfigOptions_e = " & swCosThread.ConfigurationOption
                    Debug.Print "      EndCondition as defined in swCosmeticEndConditions_e = " & swCosThread.EndCondition
                    Debug.Print "      Size = " & swCosThread.Size
                    Debug.Print "      Standard as defined in swCosmeticStandardType_e = " & swCosThread.Standard
                    Debug.Print "      StandardType = " & swCosThread.StandardType

                    Debug.Print ""

            End Select

            Set swSubFeat = swSubFeat.GetNextSubFeature


        Set swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature


End Sub

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