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Get Points of Repeating Elements in Table-driven Pattern (VB.NET)

This example shows that the points that describe the locations of the repeating elements in a table-driven pattern are based on the table-driven pattern's coordinate system.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the part to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets the coordinates of the
'    points for the two repeating elements in the
'    table-driven pattern.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do
' not save changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Public Sub main()

Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim swFeat As Feature
Dim swCoordinateData As CoordinateSystemFeatureData
Dim swTablePatternFeatData As TablePatternFeatureData
Dim swMathTransform As MathTransform
Dim swMathUtility As MathUtility
Dim swMathPoint As MathPoint
Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        Dim filename As String
        Dim points As Object
        Dim point As String
        Dim pointsArray(2) As Double
        Dim i As Integer

        filename = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\api\tablepattern.sldprt"

        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(filename, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

' Select the table-driven pattern
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("TPattern1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swFeat = swModel.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        swTablePatternFeatData = swFeat.GetDefinition

' Get the points of the repeating elements in the table-driven pattern
        ' and transform them to coordinates
        swCoordinateData = swTablePatternFeatData.CoordinateSystem.GetDefinition
        swMathTransform = swCoordinateData.Transform

        swMathUtility = swApp.GetMathUtility

        points = swTablePatternFeatData.PointArray

        Debug.Print("Number of points: " & swTablePatternFeatData.GetPointCount)

For i = 0 To UBound(points) Step 3
            pointsArray(0) = points(i) : pointsArray(1) = points(i + 1) : pointsArray(2) = points(i + 2)
            swMathPoint = swMathUtility.CreatePoint(pointsArray)

            swMathPoint = swMathPoint.MultiplyTransform(swMathTransform.Inverse)

' Print the coordinates for the two repeating elements in the table-driven pattern
            point = "x: " & swMathPoint.ArrayData(0) & " y: " & swMathPoint.ArrayData(1) & " z: " & swMathPoint.ArrayData(2)




End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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