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Get Transform for Each Circular Pattern Instance (C#)

This example shows how to get the transform for each instance in a circular pattern feature.

//-----------------------------------------------

// Preconditions: Specified file to open exists.

//

// Postconditions: None

//-----------------------------------------------

using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

 

namespace GetTransformCircularPatternFeatureDataCSharp.csproj

{

    partial class SolidWorksMacro

    {

        public void Main()

        {

            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);

            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExtension = default(ModelDocExtension);

            SelectionMgr swSelectionMgr = default(SelectionMgr);

            Feature swFeature = default(Feature);

            CircularPatternFeatureData swCircularPatternFeatureData = default(CircularPatternFeatureData);

            MathTransform swMathTransform = default(MathTransform);

            bool boolstatus = false;

            int nErrors = 0;

            int nWarnings = 0;

            int NbrInstances = 0;

            int i = 0;

 

            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6("c:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\samples\\tutorial\\introtosw\\pressure_plate.sldprt", (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", ref nErrors, ref nWarnings);

            swModelDocExtension = (ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;

 

            // Select the circular-pattern feature

            boolstatus = swModelDocExtension.SelectByID2("CirPattern1", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

            swSelectionMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;

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

            swCircularPatternFeatureData = (CircularPatternFeatureData)swFeature.GetDefinition();

 

            // Get the number of instances in the circular-pattern feature

            NbrInstances = swCircularPatternFeatureData.TotalInstances;

            Debug.Print("Number of instances: " + NbrInstances);

 

            // Get the transform for each instance

            // in the circular-pattern feature

            for (i = 0; i < NbrInstances; i++)

            {

                Debug.Print(" Processing instance... " + (i + 1));

                swMathTransform = (MathTransform)swCircularPatternFeatureData.GetTransform(i);

                // TODO: Include code to do something with the transform

            }

        }

 

        /// <summary>

        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

        /// </summary>

        public SldWorks swApp;

 

    }

}



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