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Run Interference Detection Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to run interference detection and observe the interferences in an assembly.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\advdrawings\bowl and chute.sldasm.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the Interference Detection pane.
' 2. Gets interferences.
' 3. Gets interfering components and transforms.
' 4. Gets interference information.
' 5. In the Results list on the Interference Detection pane,
'    click on each interference and observe it in the graphics area (red).
' 6. To close the Interference Detection pane, right-click the graphics area
'    and select Cancel.
' 7. Inspect the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the assembly 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


Sub
main()


Dim
swModelDoc As ModelDoc2
Dim swAssemblyDoc As AssemblyDoc
Dim pIntMgr As InterferenceDetectionMgr
Dim vInts As Object
Dim
i As Long
Dim
j As Long
Dim
interference As IInterference
Dim vComps As Object = Nothing
Dim
comp As Component2
Dim vol As Double
Dim
vTrans As Object = Nothing
Dim
ret As Boolean


swModelDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
swAssemblyDoc = swModelDoc

'Open the Interference Detection pane
swAssemblyDoc.ToolsCheckInterference

pIntMgr = swAssemblyDoc.InterferenceDetectionManager


'Specify the interference detection settings and options
pIntMgr.TreatCoincidenceAsInterference =
False
pIntMgr.TreatSubAssembliesAsComponents =
False
pIntMgr.IncludeMultibodyPartInterferences
=
True
pIntMgr.MakeInterferingPartsTransparent
= True
pIntMgr.CreateFastenersFolder =
False
pIntMgr.IgnoreHiddenBodies =
False
pIntMgr.ShowIgnoredInterferences =
False
pIntMgr.UseTransform =
False


'Specify how to display non-interfering components
pIntMgr.NonInterferingComponentDisplay = swNonInterferingComponentDisplay_e.swNonInterferingComponentDisplay_Wireframe


'Run interference detection
vInts = pIntMgr.GetInterferences
Debug.Print(
"# of interferences: " & pIntMgr.GetInterferenceCount)


'Get interfering components and transforms

ret = pIntMgr.GetComponentsAndTransforms(vComps, vTrans)

'Get interference information
For i = 0 To UBound(vInts)


Debug.Print(
"Interference " & (i + 1))
interference = vInts(i)
Debug.Print(
"  Number of components in this interference: " & interference.GetComponentCount)
vComps = interference.Components
For j = 0 To UBound(vComps)

comp = vComps(j)
Debug.Print(
"   " & comp.Name2)

Next j
vol = interference.Volume
Debug.Print(
"  Interference volume is " & (vol * 1000000000) & " mm^3")

Next i


'Stop interference detection and close Interference Detection pane

'pIntMgr.Done()

End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End
Class



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