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Linear component Pattern

Question asked by Peter McCourt on Sep 21, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2017 by Nilesh Patel

Hi, Could anyone explain to me how to use the FeatureLinearPattern5 method for components in an assembly? I am trying to create a linear component pattern of a part using the API in VBA.


The below is what I am using at the minute:


boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(" *PART TO BE PATTERNED*", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)  'Select Part to be Patterned

boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Top Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 2, Nothing, 0)                                              'Direction to Pattern 1

boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Front Plane", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, True, 4, Nothing, 0)                                            'Direction to Pattern 2


' Linear Pattern

Dim swLinearPattern As Feature

Set swLinearPattern = swModel.FeatureManager.FeatureLinearPattern2(4, 0.2, 2, 0.1, True, True, "FRONT PLANE", "TOP PLANE", False)


This code selects the parts but the final line does nothing - swLinearPattern remains set to 'Nothing' in the locals window.