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Get DimXpert Sphere Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to build a part and get attributes for the following DimXpert feature:


    *  Sphere


' Preconditions:

' 1. Open:

' <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\cosmosfloxpress\ball valve\ball.sldprt.

' 2. Open the DimXpert toolbar from View > Toolbars

'    (select the first instance of Toolbars on the View menu).

' 3. Click the Add DimXpert datum icon on the DimXpert toolbar.

' 4. Click on the ball of the part.

' 5. Click away from the part to place the datum annotation.

' 6. Click the green check mark to accept the new datum feature.

' 7. Observe the following DimXpert features on the DimXpertManager tab:

'    Sphere1.

' 8. Open an Immediate window in the IDE.

' 9. Ensure that the SolidWorks.Interop.swdimxpert.dll interop assembly

'    is loaded (right-click on project in Project Explorer, click Add Reference,

'    click .NET tab).

' 10. Run this macro (F5).


' Postconditions:

'    Compare the output in the Immediate Window with the features displayed on the DimXpertManager tab of the Management Panel.

'    NOTE: Because this part is used in a SolidWorks online tutorial, do not save any changes when you close it.



Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swdimxpert

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics


    Dim swModel As IModelDoc2

    Dim swModelDocExt As IModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr As ISelectionMgr

    Dim swConfig As IConfiguration

    Dim swFeature As IFeature

    Dim swAnn As IFeature

    Dim swSchema As IDimXpertManager

    Dim swDXPart As IDimXpertPart

    Dim featureType As swDimXpertFeatureType_e

    Dim features As Object

    Dim appliedFeatures As Object

    Dim appliedAnnotations As Object

    Dim appliedAnnotation As IDimXpertAnnotation

    Dim feature As IDimXpertFeature

    Dim appliedFeature As IDimXpertFeature

    Dim msgStr As String

    Dim msgStr2 As String

    Dim msgStr3 As String

    Dim msgStr4 As String

    Dim n As Long

    Dim o As Long

    Dim p As Long

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        ' Get the default DimXpert schema using IModelDocExtension.DimXpertManager()

        swSchema = swModelDocExt.DimXpertManager("Standard", True)

        ' Get IDimXpertPart from the IDimXpertManager

        swDXPart = swSchema.DimXpertPart

        Dim featCount As Long

        featCount = swDXPart.GetFeatureCount

        msgStr = "Total of "

        msgStr2 = featCount

        msgStr = msgStr + msgStr2 + " features in " + (swSchema.SchemaName)



        ' Get IDimXpert features through IDimXpertPart

        features = swDXPart.GetFeatures

        msgStr = (swSchema.SchemaName) + " has the following features: "



        For n = 0 To UBound(features)

            feature = features(n)

            Debug.Print("  " + "Feature name: " + (feature.Name))

            featureType = feature.Type

            Call GetPatternType(featureType, msgStr2)

            msgStr = "     Feature type "

            msgStr3 = " is suppressed on the DimXpertManager tab? "

            msgStr4 = feature.IsSuppressed()

            Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2 + msgStr3 + msgStr4)

            msgStr = "     " + "Model feature: "

            swFeature = feature.GetModelFeature()

            If Not (swFeature Is Nothing) Then

                msgStr2 = swFeature.GetTypeName2()

                Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

            End If

            msgStr = "     " + "Number of SolidWorks face entities in this feature: "

            msgStr2 = feature.GetFaceCount

            Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

            msgStr = "     " + "Number of applied features: "

            msgStr2 = feature.GetAppliedFeatureCount()

            Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

            appliedFeatures = feature.GetAppliedFeatures()

            If Not (IsNothing(appliedFeatures)) Then

                For o = 0 To UBound(appliedFeatures)

                    appliedFeature = appliedFeatures(o)

                    Debug.Print("        " + "Applied feature name: " + (appliedFeature.Name))


            End If

            msgStr = "     " + "Number of applied annotations: "

            msgStr2 = feature.GetAppliedAnnotationCount()

            Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

            appliedAnnotations = feature.GetAppliedAnnotations()

            If Not (IsNothing(appliedAnnotations)) Then

                For p = 0 To UBound(appliedAnnotations)

                    appliedAnnotation = appliedAnnotations(p)

                    Debug.Print("        " + "Applied annotation name: " + (appliedAnnotation.Name))


            End If

            Debug.Print("     ")


        ' If you know the name of a DimXpert feature, you can get it directly using IDimXpertPart.GetFeature("name"),

        ' which can return a general IDimXpertFeature or a more specific interface on the feature


        ' Get IDimXpertSphereFeature for the Sphere-101 feature

        Dim sphereFeature As IDimXpertSphereFeature

        sphereFeature = swDXPart.GetFeature("Sphere-101")

        msgStr = sphereFeature.Name + " is a DimXpert feature"




        ' Get the nominal sphere coordinates

        Dim radius As Double

        Dim x As Double

        Dim y As Double

        Dim z As Double

        Debug.Print("Nominal sphere of Sphere-101")


        boolstatus = sphereFeature.GetNominalSphere(radius, x, y, z)

        msgStr = "Radius is "

        msgStr2 = radius

        Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

        msgStr = "X-coordinate is "

        msgStr2 = x

        Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

        msgStr = "Y-coordinate is "

        msgStr2 = y

        Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

        msgStr = "Z-coordinate is "

        msgStr2 = z

        Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)


        ' Get whether the sphere is a hole or a pin

        boolstatus = sphereFeature.Inner

        msgStr = "The sphere is a hole and not a pin: "

        msgStr2 = boolstatus

        Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2)

    End Sub

    Public Sub GetPatternType(ByRef featureType As swDimXpertFeatureType_e, ByRef msgStr2 As String)

        If (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Plane) Then

            msgStr2 = "Plane"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Cylinder) Then

            msgStr2 = "Cylinder"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Cone) Then

            msgStr2 = "Cone"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Extrude) Then

            msgStr2 = "Extrude"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Fillet) Then

            msgStr2 = "Fillet"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Chamfer) Then

            msgStr2 = "Chamfer"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundHole) Then

            msgStr2 = "CompoundHole"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundWidth) Then

            msgStr2 = "CompoundWidth"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundNotch) Then

            msgStr2 = "CompoundNotch"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundClosedSlot3D) Then

            msgStr2 = "CompoundClosedSlot3D"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectPoint) Then

            msgStr2 = "IntersectPoint"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectLine) Then

            msgStr2 = "IntersectLine"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectCircle) Then

            msgStr2 = "IntersectCircle"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectPlane) Then

            msgStr2 = "IntersectPlane"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Pattern) Then

            msgStr2 = "Pattern"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Sphere) Then

            msgStr2 = "Sphere"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_BestfitPlane) Then

            msgStr2 = "Bestfit Plane"

        ElseIf (featureType = swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Surface) Then

            msgStr2 = "Surface"

        End If

    End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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