4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 8:16 AM by Julian Thoresson

    Changing Cosmetic thread settings VIA API

    Sanya Shmidt

      Hello guys!


      I`m looking for a way to change Size and thread Callout via API. I have a simple model of the pipe with threads on both ends. User can configure it using dropdown menus and select size NPT and if it needs to be threaded or not. I have no problems changing size, thread engagement and minor diameter as well as suppressing or unsuppressing threads.


      I`m not sure how via code to change the following: ( I assume if I change Size - thread callout will automatically be changed)


      cosmetic thread.PNG


      I guess the steps are to find the cosmetic feature 1st and than change the parameter: -


      BlindDepth AKA thread engagement and MinorDiameter not a problem as I mentioned above.  What is DiameterType ? Is this what I have to change?

      I tried to change callout by using this but nothing changes:

      swCosThread.ThreadCallout = "text here"


      Should I use swCosThread = swSubFeat.ModifyDefinition (????)  What would be the right way to do this? Syntax?




      What I have so far is:


          Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

          Dim Part As SldWorks.PartDoc

          Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

          Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature


          Dim swCosThread As SldWorks.CosmeticThreadFeatureData

          Dim swSubFeat As SldWorks.Feature

          Dim sFeatType As String



                                swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature

                              Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing

                                  swSubFeat = swFeat.GetFirstSubFeature

                                  Do While Not swSubFeat Is Nothing

                                      sFeatType = swSubFeat.GetTypeName



                                      Select Case sFeatType


                                          Case "CosmeticThread"

                                            swCosThread = swSubFeat.GetDefinition


                                              Debug.Print("      BlindDepth       = " & swCosThread.BlindDepth / 0.0254# & " in")

                                              Debug.Print("      Diameter         = " & swCosThread.Diameter / 0.0254# & " in")

                                              Debug.Print("      DiameterType     = " & swCosThread.DiameterType)

                                              Debug.Print("      ThreadCallout    = " & swCosThread.ThreadCallout)

                                      End Select

                                      swSubFeat = swSubFeat.GetNextSubFeature


                                  swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature




      Any help appreciated.

      Thank you.