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changing thickness in the sheet metal folder

Question asked by Amen Allah Jlili on Apr 8, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2016 by 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