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Get Type of Instant3D Feature Example (VB.NET)

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 the persistent 
'    IDs of Instant3D
features.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.
'-----------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Public Sub Main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swFeature As Feature
        
Dim fileName As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer

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

        swFeature = swModel.FirstFeature

        
Call SelectFeat(swFeature)

    
End Sub

    Public Function SelectFeat(ByVal featureTemp As Feature) As Boolean

        While Not featureTemp Is Nothing

            Dim featureName As String
            featureName = featureTemp.GetTypeName2

            Debug.Print(featureName)

            
' Instant3D features are ICE features
            If featureName = "ICE" Then
                Debug.Print("    Type:     " & featureTemp.GetTypeName)
                Debug.Print(
"    ID:       " & featureTemp.GetID)
            
End If

            featureTemp = featureTemp.GetNextFeature

        
End While

    End Function


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


End
Class



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