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Get Intersect Feature Data Example (C#)

This example shows how to create an intersect feature and get its data.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Open a part that contains the following intersecting features:
//    * Boss-Extrude1
//    * Boss-Extrude2
//    * Boss-Extrude3
//    * Boss-Extrude4
//    * Surface-Extrude1
// 2. Add reference, Microsoft.VisualBasic, to the project.
// 3. Open an Immediate window.
// 4. Multi-select Surface-Extrude1, Boss-Extrude3, and Boss-Extrude4 in the
//    FeatureManager design tree and press F5.
// Postconditions:
// 1. When the macro stops, inspect the blue intersect regions.
// 2. Press F5.
// 3. Inspect the Immediate window.
// 4. Right-click Intersect1 in the FeatureManager design tree and click
//    Roll Forward.
// NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ModifyIntersect_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro

ModelDoc2 swModel;
Feature swFeat;
FeatureManager swFeatMgr;
IntersectFeatureData featData;

int intStatus;

public void Main()
            swModel = (
            swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager;

object[] vResultingBodies = null;

            vResultingBodies = (
//Do not cap planar surface openings of intersect feature

int i = 0;
Body2 swBody = default(Body2);

//Color the intersect regions blue
            for (i = 0; i < vResultingBodies.Length; i++)
                swBody = (
Debug.Print("Intersect region " + i + 1 + " is a temporary body? " + swBody.IsTemporaryBody());
                intStatus = swBody.Display3(swModel, 16711680, (
Debug.Print("Intersect region " + i + 1 + " is displayed (0 = yes)? " + intStatus);

//Observe the intersect regions

            object intToExclude = null;
bool[] boolArr = new bool[4];
            boolArr[0] =
            boolArr[1] =
// Exclude region, vResultingBodies(2), from the intersect feature
            boolArr[2] = false;
            boolArr[3] =
            intToExclude = boolArr;
            swFeat = swFeatMgr.PostIntersect(intToExclude,
true, false);

Debug.Print("Feature name = " + swFeat.Name);
            featData = (

Debug.Print("Merge touching regions into one body? " + featData.Merge);
Debug.Print("Consume surfaces? " + featData.Consume);
Debug.Print("Cap planar openings on surfaces? " + featData.CapPlanar);

Debug.Print("Number of solids, surfaces, or planes used to create the intersect feature: " + featData.GetIntersectionsToolsCount());
Debug.Print("Number of intersect regions: " + featData.GetIntersectionsCount());


public SldWorks swApp;


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