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Insert Cosmetic Weld Bead Example (C#)

This example shows how to insert a cosmetic weld bead feature and access its properties.

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions: Open:
//    install_dir\samples\tutorial\api\Insert_weld.sldprt
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. A fillet weld, Weld Bead2, is created and added to the Weld Folder in
//    the FeatureManager design tree.
// 2. Inspect the Weld Bead1 settings and properties in the Immediate window.
//
// NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
// do not save changes when closing it.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace InsertWeld2_CSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
        
ModelDoc2 Part;
        
bool boolstatus;
        
CosmeticWeldBeadFeatureData FeatureData;
        
CosmeticWeldBeadFolder WeldFolder;
        
SelectionMgr selman;

        
Feature myFeature;

        
public void Main()
        {
            Part = (
ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", -0.0344320907599354, 0.0170180000000641, -0.00227566098720899, false, 0, null, 0);
            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", -0.0161637176506133, 0.0503122973344716, -0.0013752238241409, true, 0, null, 0);

            myFeature = Part.FeatureManager.InsertCosmeticWeldBead(0.51);
            Part.ClearSelection2(
true);

            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Weld Bead1", "COSMETIC_WELD", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

            selman = (
SelectionMgr)Part.SelectionManager;
            myFeature = (
Feature)selman.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0);
            FeatureData = (
CosmeticWeldBeadFeatureData)myFeature.GetDefinition();
            FeatureData.AccessSelections(Part,
null);

            
Debug.Print("weld bead settings: ");
            
Debug.Print("   weld bead size was " + FeatureData.BeadSize);
            FeatureData.BeadSize = 0.6;
            
Debug.Print("   weld bead size is now " + FeatureData.BeadSize);
            
if (FeatureData.TangentPropagation == false)
            {
                FeatureData.TangentPropagation =
true;
            }
            
Debug.Print("   tangent propagation? " + FeatureData.TangentPropagation);
            
Debug.Print("   weld sides as defined in swCosmeticWeldBeadSide_e: " + FeatureData.Side);

            
if (FeatureData.FromToLength == false)
            {
                FeatureData.FromToLength =
true;
            }
            
Debug.Print("   from/to length properties enabled? " + FeatureData.FromToLength);
            
if (FeatureData.FromToLength)
            {
                
Debug.Print("   start weld at: " + FeatureData.FromToStartPoint);
                
Debug.Print("   weld length: " + FeatureData.FromToWeldLength);
                
Debug.Print("   reverse weld? " + FeatureData.FromToReverse);
            }
            
if (FeatureData.IntermittentWeld == false)
            {
                FeatureData.IntermittentWeld =
true;
            }
            
Debug.Print("   intermittent weld properties enabled? " + FeatureData.IntermittentWeld);
            
if (FeatureData.IntermittentWeld)
            {
                
if (FeatureData.GapOrPitch)
                {
                    
Debug.Print("   intermittent weld gap: " + FeatureData.Gap);
                    
Debug.Print("   intermittent weld length: " + FeatureData.IntermittentWeldLength);
                }
                
else
                {
                    
Debug.Print("   intermittent weld pitch: " + FeatureData.Pitch);
                    
Debug.Print("   intermittent weld length: " + FeatureData.IntermittentWeldLength);
                    
Debug.Print("   stagger welds if welding on both sides? " + FeatureData.Staggered);
                }
            }

            WeldFolder = (
CosmeticWeldBeadFolder)FeatureData.GetWeldBeadFolder();

            
Debug.Print("weld bead properties:");
            WeldFolder.Material =
"Steel";
            
Debug.Print("   weld material is " + WeldFolder.Material);
            
Debug.Print("   welding cost per unit mass: " + WeldFolder.CostPerUnitMass);
            
Debug.Print("   weld mass per unit length: " + WeldFolder.MassPerUnitLength);
            
Debug.Print("   number of weld passes: " + WeldFolder.NumberOfWeldPasses);
            
Debug.Print("   weld process: " + WeldFolder.Process);
            
Debug.Print("   welding time per unit length: " + WeldFolder.TimePerUnitLength);
            
Debug.Print("   total welding cost: " + WeldFolder.TotalCost);
            
Debug.Print("   total weld length: " + WeldFolder.TotalLength);
            
Debug.Print("   total weld mass: " + WeldFolder.TotalMass);
            
Debug.Print("   total number of welds: " + WeldFolder.TotalNumber);
            
Debug.Print("   total welding time: " + WeldFolder.TotalTime);

            boolstatus = myFeature.ModifyDefinition(FeatureData, Part,
null);

        }
        
public SldWorks swApp;
    }

}



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