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Get Intersect Feature Data Example (VB.NET)

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. Open an Immediate window.
' 3. 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.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swFeat As Feature
    
Dim swFeatMgr As FeatureManager
    
Dim featData As IntersectFeatureData
    
Dim intStatus As Integer

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

        
Dim vResultingBodies As Object

        vResultingBodies = swFeatMgr.PreIntersect(False) 'Do not cap planar surface openings of intersect feature
        swModel.ClearSelection2(True)

        
Dim i As Integer
        Dim swBody As Body2

        Debug.Print(
"")
        
'Color the intersect regions blue
        For i = 0 To UBound(vResultingBodies)
            swBody = vResultingBodies(i)
            Debug.Print(
"Intersect region " & i + 1 & " is a temporary body? " & swBody.IsTemporaryBody)
            intStatus = swBody.Display3(swModel, 16711680, swTempBodySelectOptions_e.swTempBodySelectOptionNone)
            Debug.Print(
"Intersect region " & i + 1 & " is displayed (0 = yes)? " & intStatus)
        
Next

        Stop 'Observe the intersect regions

        Dim intToExclude As Object
        Dim boolArr(3) As Boolean
        boolArr(0) = False
        boolArr(1) = True ' Exclude region, vResultingBodies(2), from the intersect feature
        boolArr(2) = False
        boolArr(3) = False
        intToExclude = boolArr
        swFeat = swFeatMgr.PostIntersect(intToExclude,
True, False)

        Debug.Print(
"Feature name = " & swFeat.Name)
        featData = swFeat.GetDefinition

        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)

    
End Sub


  
    
Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class
 

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