2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2016 7:58 AM by Erik Söderby

    Change reference entities for RefPlane (API)

    Erik Söderby

      Hi! I want to replace the reference entities for a RefPlane(Plane1), from Axis1 and Point1 to Axis2 and Point2. I get no errors, but nothing happens. Note that this works if the entities happen to be splines or other sketch segments, but not when I'm working with reference points/axises as entities. Does anyone have an idea?


      Dim swApp As Object

      Dim Part As Object

      Dim boolstatus As Boolean

      Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

      Dim ReplacementEntity1 As SldWorks.Feature

      Dim ReplacementEntity2 As SldWorks.Feature

      Dim FeatureToAdjust As SldWorks.Feature

      Dim swRefPlane As SldWorks.RefPlane

      Dim swRefPlaneData As IRefPlaneFeatureData

      Dim FeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager

      Dim SelArr As Variant

      Dim Selection As Variant


      Sub main()


      Set swApp = _


      Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

      Set swSelMgr = Part.SelectionManager

      Set FeatMgr = Part.FeatureManager


      '***Setting the two replacement entities:

      boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Axis2", "AXIS", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

      Set ReplacementEntity1 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

      Part.ClearSelection2 True

      boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Point2", "DATUMPOINT", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)

      Set ReplacementEntity2 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

      Part.ClearSelection2 True


      '**The plane I want to change reference entities for:

      boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Plane1", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0

      Set FeatureToAdjust = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

      Set swRefPlaneData = FeatureToAdjust.GetDefinition

      boolstatus = swRefPlaneData.AccessSelections(Part, Nothing)


      '**Set new reference entities for the RefPlane

      SelArr = swRefPlaneData.Selections

      For I = 0 To UBound(SelArr)

      Set Selection = SelArr(I)

      If Selection.GetTypeName2 = "RefAxis" Then

      Set SelArr(I) = ReplacementEntity1

      ElseIf Selection.GetTypeName2 = "RefPoint" Then

      Set SelArr(I) = ReplacementEntity2

      End If

      Next I


      swRefPlaneData.Selections = SelArr

      boolstatus = FeatureToAdjust.ModifyDefinition(swRefPlaneData, Part, Nothing)