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Copy Components With Mates to Assembly Example (C#)

This example shows how to copy components with mates in an assembly.


// Preconditions:

// 1. Open:

// <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\driveworksxpress\mobile gantry.SLDASM.

// 2. Observe Leg<1> and Leg<2> in the FeatureManager design tree.


// Postconditions:

//    Leg<1> is replaced by a copy of Leg<2>:  observe Leg<3> in the mobile gantry.


// NOTE: Because this assembly is used in a SolidWorks online tutorial,

//       do not save any changes when you close it.


using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace CopyComponentsWithMatesToAssembly_CSharp.csproj


    partial class SolidWorksMacro


        public void Main()


            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);

            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt = default(ModelDocExtension);

            SelectionMgr swSelMgr = default(SelectionMgr);

            bool[] blRepeat = new bool[3];

            bool[] blFlip = new bool[3];

            object SelectedComps = null;

            object RepeatOptions = null;

            object[] MateRefs = new object[3];

            object InpValues = null;

            object FlipValues = null;

            AssemblyDoc swAssy = default(AssemblyDoc);

            Component2 swItem = default(Component2);

            Feature swFeature = default(Feature);

            RefPlane refPlane = default(RefPlane);

            object[] arrMateEntities = new object[3];

            object[] arrCompsToCopy = new object[1];

            bool boolstatus = false;

            double[] dValues = new double[3];

            // Disable Visual Basic error on implicit Query Interface

            //On Error Resume Next

            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;

            swAssy = (AssemblyDoc)swModel;

            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;

            swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension;

            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Leg-1@mobile gantry", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);



            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Leg-2@mobile gantry", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

            swItem = (Component2)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);

            arrCompsToCopy[0] = swItem;

            arrMateEntities[0] = null;

            arrMateEntities[1] = null;


            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Left End@Universal Beam-1@mobile gantry", "PLANE", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

            swFeature = (Feature)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);

            refPlane = (RefPlane)swFeature.GetSpecificFeature2();

            arrMateEntities[2] = refPlane;


            blRepeat[0] = true;

            blRepeat[1] = true;

            blRepeat[2] = false;

            SelectedComps = arrCompsToCopy;

            RepeatOptions = blRepeat;

            MateRefs = arrMateEntities;

            dValues[0] = 0.0;

            dValues[1] = 0.0;

            dValues[2] = 0.0;

            InpValues = dValues;

            blFlip[0] = false;

            blFlip[1] = false;

            blFlip[2] = false;

            FlipValues = blFlip;

            DispatchWrapper[] disparrCompsToCopy = new DispatchWrapper[1];

            disparrCompsToCopy[0] = new DispatchWrapper(arrCompsToCopy[0]);

            DispatchWrapper[] dispMateRefs = new DispatchWrapper[3];

            dispMateRefs[0] = new DispatchWrapper(MateRefs[0]);

            dispMateRefs[1] = new DispatchWrapper(MateRefs[1]);

            dispMateRefs[2] = new DispatchWrapper(MateRefs[2]);

            //Repeat all mates except the coincident mate with Right End@Universal Beam-1

            swAssy.CopyWithMates((disparrCompsToCopy), RepeatOptions, (dispMateRefs), InpValues, FlipValues);



        public SldWorks swApp;



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