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Create Bidirectional Circular Pattern Feature Example (C#)

This example shows how to create a bidirectional circular pattern feature.

//-------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions: 
// 1. Verify that the part exists.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. Opens the part.
// 2. Selects a feature.
// 3. Selects an edge for Direction 1.
// 4. Creates a bidirectional circular pattern.
// 5. Examine the FeatureManager design tree,
//    graphics area, and Immediate window.
//
// NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not
// save changes.
//--------------------------------------------------------
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
 
namespace Macro1CSharp.csproj
{
    public partial class SolidWorksMacro
    { 
 
        public void Main()
        {
            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt = default(ModelDocExtension);
            FeatureManager swFeatureManager = default(FeatureManager);
            Feature swFeature = default(Feature);
            CircularPatternFeatureData swCircularPatternFeatureData = default(CircularPatternFeatureData);
            bool status = false;
            int errors = 0;
            int warnings = 0;
            string fileName = null;
 
            fileName = "C:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\samples\\tutorial\\api\\featurecircularpattern.sldprt";
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, ""ref errors, ref warnings);
            swModelDocExt = (ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;
            swFeatureManager = (FeatureManager)swModel.FeatureManager;
            status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Boss-Extrude2""BODYFEATURE", -0.0000568552547690615, 0.0336059294503599, 0.0699999999999932, false, 4, null, 0);
            status = swModelDocExt.SelectByRay(0.0289184346104037, 0.0205122863998071, 0.0598787397922251, 0.342497149434059, -0.159204982974168, -0.925931679998983, 0.000912809005339891, 1, true, 1, 0);
            swFeature = (Feature)swFeatureManager.FeatureCircularPattern5(3, 0.767944870877506, false"NULL"falsefalsefalsefalsetruefalse, 4, 0.977384381116826, "NULL"false);
            swCircularPatternFeatureData = (CircularPatternFeatureData)swFeature.GetDefinition();
            Debug.Print("Direction 1:");
            Debug.Print("  Equal spacing: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.EqualSpacing);
            Debug.Print("  Spacing: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.Spacing);
            Debug.Print("  Total instances: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.TotalInstances);
            if (swCircularPatternFeatureData.Direction2 == true)
            {
                Debug.Print("Direction 2:");
                Debug.Print("  Symmetric: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.Symmetric);
                Debug.Print("  Equal spacing: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.EqualSpacing2);
                Debug.Print("  Spacing: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.Spacing2);
                Debug.Print("  Total instances: " + swCircularPatternFeatureData.TotalInstances2);
            }
 
        }
 
        /// <summary>
        ///  The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
        public SldWorks swApp;
    }
}


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