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Get Type of Instant3D Feature Example (C#)

This example shows how to get the types and persistent IDs of underlying features of Instant3D features.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Verify that the specified part exists.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Opens the part and traverses the FeatureManager
//    design tree.
// 2. Gets the types of features, including the types
//    of underlying features and persistent IDs
of Instant3D features.
// 3. Examine the Immediate window.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

namespace Instant3DFeatureCSharp.csproj

partial class SolidWorksMacro

public void Main()
            ModelDoc2 swModel =
            Feature swFeature =
string fileName = null;
int errors = 0;
int warnings = 0;

            fileName =
"C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\SOLIDWORKS\\SOLIDWORKS 2017\\tutorial\\api\\block.sldprt";
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, (
int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", ref errors, ref warnings);

            swFeature = (Feature)swModel.FirstFeature();



public bool SelectFeat(Feature featureTemp)
while ((featureTemp != null))
string featureName = null;
                featureName = featureTemp.GetTypeName2();


// Instant3D features are ICE features
                if (featureName == "ICE")
Debug.Print("   Type:     " + featureTemp.GetTypeName());
Debug.Print("   ID:       " + featureTemp.GetID());

                featureTemp = (Feature)featureTemp.GetNextFeature();
return true;

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

SldWorks swApp;



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