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The FeatureWorks software recognizes features on an imported solid body in a SolidWorks part document. Recognized features are the same as features that you create using the SolidWorks software.

The FeatureWorks Application Programming Interface (API) is an OLE programming interface to FeatureWorks, which allows you to automate FeatureWorks. The API contains functions that you can call from Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), VB.NET, C++ 6.0, C++.NET, and C#.NET. These functions provide direct access to the FeatureWorks environment. It is assumed that you are familiar with at least one of these programming languages. You should also be familiar with the SolidWorks object model because SolidWorks APIs are called to select features and set preferences.

NOTE: All of the sample code supplied is provided on an as-is basis, and is only intended to demonstrate ways of using the FeatureWorks API. No representations or warranties are made regarding these samples. Any licensed user of FeatureWorks is free to use any or all of these samples in connection with building applications related to FeatureWorks, and is granted a royalty free, non-exclusive license for these samples, or parts thereof. Intellectual property rights of the samples remain with FeatureWorks. Any confidentiality provisions of the FeatureWorks license apply to the samples



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