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Get Library Feature Data Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get data about library features in model documents.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document that contains at least one
'    library feature.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Traverses the FeatureManager design tree searching for
'    library features.
' 2. Gets each library feature's data.
' 3. Inspect the Immediate window.

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim ModelDoc2 As ModelDoc2
Dim Feature As Feature
Dim NextFeature As Feature
Dim LibraryFeatureData As LibraryFeatureData
Dim placementPlaneType As Integer
    Dim placementPlane As Object
    Dim ConfigurationName As String
    Dim vConfigs As Object
    Dim vConfigName As Object
    Dim x As Integer
    Dim LinkToLibraryPart As Boolean
    Dim LocatingDimensionsCount As Integer
    Dim vLocDimName As Object
    Dim vLocDimVal As Object
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim bOverrideDimVal As Boolean
    Dim SizeDimensionsCount As Integer
    Dim vSizDimName As Object
    Dim vSizDimVal As Object
    Dim ReferencesCount As Integer
    Dim vRefType As Object
    Dim vRefName As Object
    Dim vRefs As Object

    Sub main()

        ModelDoc2 = swApp.ActiveDoc

' Traverse the FeatureManager design tree searching for library features
        Feature = ModelDoc2.FirstFeature

While Not Feature Is Nothing

            'Debug.Print(Feature.Name, Feature.GetTypeName)

' If feature is library feature, then get its data; otherwise,
            ' move onto the next feature in the FeatureManager design tree
            If Feature.GetTypeName = "LibraryFeature" Then

                Debug.Print ""
                Debug.Print(Feature.Name, Feature.GetTypeName)
                LibraryFeatureData = Feature.GetDefinition
                boolstatus = LibraryFeatureData.AccessSelections(ModelDoc2,

' Access the selections of the library feature that define it
                Debug.Print("LibraryFeatureData.AccessSelections = " & boolstatus)

' Get its placement type
                placementPlane = LibraryFeatureData.GetPlacementPlane2(swLibFeatureData_e.swLibFeatureData_PartRespect, placementPlaneType)
"PlacementPlaneType = " & placementPlaneType)

' Get the name of the active library feature configuration
                ConfigurationName = LibraryFeatureData.ConfigurationName
"ConfigurationName = " & ConfigurationName)

' Determine if the library feature is linked to
                ' the library feature part
                LinkToLibraryPart = LibraryFeatureData.LinkToLibraryPart
"LinkToLibraryPart = " & LinkToLibraryPart)

' If the library feature part document is open, or
                ' if the library feature is linked to the library feature
                ' part document, then get the names of all of the
                ' library feature configurations; if it's not open,
                ' then only the name of the active library configuration
                ' is returned
                vConfigs = LibraryFeatureData.GetAllConfigurationNames
"Configuration names :")

If Not vConfigs Is Nothing Then
                    For x = LBound(vConfigs) To UBound(vConfigs)
"  " & vConfigs(x))
Next x
End If

                ' Get the number of locating dimensions
                LocatingDimensionsCount = LibraryFeatureData.GetDimensionsCount(0)
"LocatingDimensionsCount = " & LocatingDimensionsCount)

' Get the locating dimensions
                vLocDimVal = LibraryFeatureData.GetDimensions(0, vLocDimName)
"Locating dimensions :")

If Not vLocDimName Is Nothing Then
                    For i = LBound(vLocDimName) To UBound(vLocDimName)
"  " & vLocDimName(i), vLocDimVal(i))
Next i
End If

                ' Determine if existing dimension values of the library
                ' feature can be overridden
                bOverrideDimVal = LibraryFeatureData.OverrideDimension
"OverrideDimension = " & bOverrideDimVal)

' Get the number of feature dimensions
                SizeDimensionsCount = LibraryFeatureData.GetDimensionsCount(1)
"SizeDimensionsCount = " & SizeDimensionsCount)

' Get the feature dimensions
                vSizDimVal = LibraryFeatureData.GetDimensions(1, vSizDimName)
"Size dimensions :")
If Not vSizDimName Is Nothing Then
                    For i = LBound(vSizDimName) To UBound(vSizDimName)

"  " & vSizDimName(i), vSizDimVal(i))
Next i
End If

                ' Get the number of references
                ReferencesCount = LibraryFeatureData.GetReferencesCount
"GetReferencesCount = " & ReferencesCount)

' Get the references
                vRefs = LibraryFeatureData.GetReferences3(swLibFeatureData_e.swLibFeatureData_PartRespect, vRefType, vRefName)
If Not vRefType Is Nothing Then
                    Debug.Print("Reference types and names: ")
For i = LBound(vRefType) To UBound(vRefType)
"  " & vRefType(i) & ", " & vRefName(i))
Next i
End If

                'Release the selections that define the library feature

End If

            ' Get the next feature until there are no more
            NextFeature = Feature.GetNextFeature
            Feature =
            Feature = NextFeature
            NextFeature =

        End While

    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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