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Get and Set Size Dimension Example (C#)

This example shows how to get and set DimXpert compound width features.

 
//------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Open install_dir\samples\tutorial\dimxpert\bracket_ads_plusminus.sldprt.
// 2. Select an edge.
// 3. Open the Immediate window.
// 4. Ensure that the latest SOLIDWORKS DimXpert interop assembly is referenced:
//    a. Right-click the project in Project Explorer.
//    b. Select Add Reference.
//    c. Click the Browse tab.
//    d. Find and select install_dir\api\redist\CLR2\swdimxpert.dll.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. Inspect the Immediate Window.
// 2. Observe the Width1 feature and the Width2 size dimension on the
/
/    DimXpertManager tab.
//
// NOTE: Because this part is elsewhere,  do not save changes.
//--------------------------------------------------
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swdimxpert;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace InsertSize_CSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {

        
DimXpertPart dimXpertPart;

        
public void Main()
        {

            
ModelDoc2 swModelDoc = default(ModelDoc2);
            swModelDoc = (
ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            
Feature swFeature = default(Feature);
            
swDimXpertFeatureType_e featureType = default(swDimXpertFeatureType_e);
            
object[] features = null;
            
object[] appliedFeatures = null;
            
object[] appliedAnnotations = null;
            
DimXpertAnnotation appliedAnnotation = default(DimXpertAnnotation);
            
DimXpertFeature feature = default(DimXpertFeature);
            
DimXpertFeature appliedFeature = default(DimXpertFeature);
            
string msgStr = null;
            
string msgStr2 = null;
            
string msgStr3 = null;
            
string msgStr4 = null;
            
int n = 0;
            
int o = 0;
            
int p = 0;
            
bool boolstatus = false;

            
if (swModelDoc == null)
            {
                
return;
            }

            
DimXpertManager dimXpertMgr = default(DimXpertManager);
            dimXpertMgr = swApp.IActiveDoc2.Extension.get_DimXpertManager(swApp.IActiveDoc2.IGetActiveConfiguration().Name,
true);
            
Debug.Print("Model: " + swApp.IActiveDoc2.GetPathName());

            
DimXpertPart dimXpertPartObj = default(DimXpertPart);
            dimXpertPartObj = (
DimXpertPart)dimXpertMgr.DimXpertPart;
            dimXpertPart = dimXpertPartObj;

            
DimXpertDimensionOption dimOption = default(DimXpertDimensionOption);
            dimOption = dimXpertPart.GetDimOption();

            
// Specify the position of the dimension annotation
            double[] textPos = new double[3];
            textPos[0] = 0.05;
            textPos[1] = -0.03;
            textPos[2] = -0.03;
            
object posvar = null;
            posvar = textPos;
            dimOption.TextPosition = posvar;

            
int[] dimarray = new int[2];
            dimarray[0] = -1;
            
// default feature
            object dimvar = null;
            dimvar = dimarray;
            dimOption.FeatureSelectorOptions = dimvar;

            
// Insert the size dimension
            dimXpertPart.InsertSizeDimension(dimOption);

            
int featCount = 0;
            featCount = dimXpertPart.GetFeatureCount();

            msgStr =
"Total of ";
            msgStr2 = featCount.ToString();
            msgStr = msgStr + msgStr2 +
" DimXpert features";
            
Debug.Print("");
            
Debug.Print(msgStr);

            
// Get IDimXpert features through IDimXpertPart

            features = (object[])dimXpertPart.GetFeatures();
            
if ((features != null))
            {
                msgStr =
" Features: ";
                
Debug.Print("");
                
Debug.Print(msgStr);

                
for (n = 0; n <= features.GetUpperBound(0); n++)
                {
                    feature = (
DimXpertFeature)features[n];
                    
Debug.Print(" " + "Feature name: " + (feature.Name));
                    featureType = feature.Type;
                    GetPatternType(
ref featureType, ref msgStr2);

                    msgStr =
" Feature type ";
                    msgStr3 =
" is suppressed on the DimXpertManager tab? ";
                    msgStr4 = feature.IsSuppressed().ToString();
                    
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2 + msgStr3 + msgStr4);

                    msgStr =
" " + "Model feature: ";

                    swFeature = (
Feature)feature.GetModelFeature();

                    
if ((swFeature != null))
                    {
                        msgStr2 = swFeature.GetTypeName2();
                        
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);
                    }


                    msgStr =
" " + "Number of SOLIDWORKS face entities in this feature: ";
                    msgStr2 = feature.GetFaceCount().ToString();
                    
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                    msgStr =
" " + "Number of applied features: ";
                    msgStr2 = feature.GetAppliedFeatureCount().ToString();
                    
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                    appliedFeatures = (
object[])feature.GetAppliedFeatures();

                    
if ((appliedFeatures != null))
                    {
                        
for (o = 0; o <= appliedFeatures.GetUpperBound(0); o++)
                        {
                            appliedFeature = (
DimXpertFeature)appliedFeatures[o];
                            
Debug.Print(" " + "Applied feature name: " + (appliedFeature.Name));
                        }
                    }

                    msgStr =
" " + "Number of applied annotations: ";
                    msgStr2 = feature.GetAppliedAnnotationCount().ToString();
                    
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                    appliedAnnotations = (
object[])feature.GetAppliedAnnotations();

                    
if ((appliedAnnotations != null))
                    {
                        
for (p = 0; p <= appliedAnnotations.GetUpperBound(0); p++)
                        {
                            appliedAnnotation = (
DimXpertAnnotation)appliedAnnotations[p];
                            
Debug.Print(" " + "Applied annotation name: " + (appliedAnnotation.Name));
                        }
                    }
                    
Debug.Print(" ");
                }


                
// Get specific information about the Width1 feature

                IDimXpertCompoundWidthFeature widthFeature = default(IDimXpertCompoundWidthFeature);
                widthFeature = (
IDimXpertCompoundWidthFeature)dimXpertPart.GetFeature("Width1");
                msgStr = ((
IDimXpertFeature)widthFeature).Name + " is a DimXpert compound width feature.";
                
Debug.Print("");
                
Debug.Print(msgStr);
                
Debug.Print("");

                
// Get the nominal width coordinates

                double width = 0;
                
double x = 0;
                
double y = 0;
                
double z = 0;
                
double i = 0;
                
double j = 0;
                
double k = 0;

                
Debug.Print("Nominal width of Width1");
                
Debug.Print("");
                boolstatus = widthFeature.GetNominalCompoundWidth(
ref width, ref x, ref y, ref z, ref i, ref j, ref k);

                msgStr =
"Width is ";
                msgStr2 = width.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                msgStr =
"X-coordinate is ";
                msgStr2 = x.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                msgStr =
"Y-coordinate is ";
                msgStr2 = y.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                msgStr =
"Z-coordinate is ";
                msgStr2 = z.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                msgStr =
"I-component of pierce vector is ";
                msgStr2 = i.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                msgStr =
"J-component of pierce vector is ";
                msgStr2 = j.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);

                msgStr =
"K-component of pierce vector is ";
                msgStr2 = k.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);
                
Debug.Print("");

                
// Get whether the width is a hole or a pin

                boolstatus = widthFeature.Inner;
                msgStr =
"This width is for a hole: ";
                msgStr2 = boolstatus.ToString();
                
Debug.Print(msgStr + msgStr2);
            }
        }

        
public void GetPatternType(ref swDimXpertFeatureType_e featureType, ref string msgStr2)
        {

            
if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Plane))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Plane";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Cylinder))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Cylinder";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Cone))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Cone";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Extrude))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Extrude";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Fillet))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Fillet";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Chamfer))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Chamfer";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundHole))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"CompoundHole";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundWidth))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"CompoundWidth";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundNotch))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"CompoundNotch";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_CompoundClosedSlot3D))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"CompoundClosedSlot3D";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectPoint))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"IntersectPoint";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectLine))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"IntersectLine";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectCircle))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"IntersectCircle";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_IntersectPlane))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"IntersectPlane";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Pattern))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Pattern";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Sphere))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Sphere";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_BestfitPlane))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Bestfit Plane";
            }
            
else if ((featureType == swDimXpertFeatureType_e.swDimXpertFeature_Surface))
            {
                msgStr2 =
"Surface";


            }
        }


        
public SldWorks swApp;

    }
}
 

 



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