8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2016 4:09 PM by Amen Allah Jlili

    changing thickness in the sheet metal folder

    Amen Allah Jlili

      I'm trying to change the thickness and the radius of the sheet metal folder (not the sheet metal features inside the sheet metal folder). Consequently, the changes in the folder data will propagate to the sheet metal features hence why I'm doing it.  I tried the following code:


      ' Preconditions:
      '       (1) Part document containing sheet metal part is open.
      '       (2) Sheet-Metal feature is selected.
      ' Postconditions: Default bend radius value is doubled.
      Option Explicit
      Sub main()
          Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
          Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
          Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
          Dim swFeat                  As SldWorks.Feature
          Dim swSheetMetal            As SldWorks.SheetMetalFeatureData
          Dim bRet                    As Boolean
          Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
          Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
          Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
          Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)
          Set swSheetMetal = swFeat.GetDefinition
          Debug.Print "Feature = " & swFeat.Name
          Debug.Print "  Thickness (Before)  = " & swSheetMetal.Thickness * 1000# & " mm"
          ' Rollback to change default bend radius
          bRet = swSheetMetal.AccessSelections(swModel, Nothing): Debug.Assert bRet
          ' Double the default bend radius value
          swSheetMetal.Thickness = 50.8 / 1000#
          Debug.Print "  Thickness (After)  = " & swSheetMetal.Thickness * 1000# & " mm"
          ' Apply changes
          bRet = swFeat.ModifyDefinition(swSheetMetal, swModel, Nothing): Debug.Assert bRet
       Debug.Print bRet
      End Sub



      But for some reasons it doesn't work although Bret is true at the end. When I edit the sheet metal folder, the thickness value is not changed. Any help would be appreciated