Hello! I want to automate smart feature insertion by extracting faces for smart feature from mates data.
I have part "box" (smart component) with face "box_face" and part "block".
They are mated coincident by box_face<->block_someFace.
I want to run macro, to find face that mated with box_face and later apply smart feature to that face.
Dim targetFace as Face
for i=1 to box.mates.count
if (mateInfo.face(1)='box_face') then 'if first face is our marker face
targetFace=mateInfo.face(2); 'then we found it, store second face
Now i m stuck at getting the face info from mates.
... got all smart part mates in Mates array
For Each SingleMate In Mates
Dim swMate As SldWorks.Mate2
Dim typeOfMate As Long
If TypeOf SingleMate Is SldWorks.Mate2 Then
Set swMate = SingleMate
typeOfMate = swMate.Type
If typeOfMate = 0 Then
Debug.Print "Mate type: Coincident"
Dim mateEntityCount As Integer
Dim meI As Integer
Dim ents As SldWorks.MateEntity2
Dim zzzz As Variant
Dim zzzz2 As Variant
mateEntityCount = swMate.GetMateEntityCount
For meI = 0 To count - 1
Set ents= swMate.MateEntity(meI)
Set zzzz = ents.ReferenceComponent
Set zzzz2 = ents.Reference
'zzzz and zzzz2 will contain Component, not Face. How can i get faces for current swMate??