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Create Multibody Macro Feature Example (C#)

This example shows how to create a multibody macro feature using a Visual C# SOLIDWORKS add-in.

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
//  1. Locate API: C#\VB.NET Add-ins to Create a Macro Feature in the SOLIDWORKS
//     API forum.
//  2. Click attachment, SwCSharpAddinMF.zip.
//  3. Download and unzip the file.
//  4. Open Visual Studio 2015 and convert the Visual C# solution in Visual Studio.
//  5. Modify the project references to point to your SOLIDWORKS primary
//     interop assemblies.
//  6. Right-click the project name in the Solution Explorer, click
//     Add Reference, click Assemblies > Framework, click
//     Microsoft.VisualBasic, select its check box, click Microsoft.CSharp, select
/      its check box, and click OK.
//  7. Double-click SwAddin.cs in the Solution Explorer.
//  8. Replace region ISwComFeature Implementation with this.
//  9. Replace AddMacroFeature() with this.
// 10. Click Project > SwCSharpAddinMF Properties > Application and change
//     Target framework to .NET FrameWork 4.
// 11. Add using Microsoft.VisualBasic; to the top of SwAddIn.cs.
// 12. Click Build > Build Solution.
//     NOTE: The Output window notifies that types registered successfully.
//     If that message does not appear in the Output window, repeat from
//     step 1.
// 13. Open SOLIDWORKS.
// 14. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\multibody\multi_local.sldprt.
//
// Postconditions: 
//  1. Click OK in each message box.
//  2. Displays C# Addin on the Tools menu.
//  3. Fires the ISldWorks_ActiveDocChangeNotify event and inserts
//     the macro feature, MacroFeature1, in the FeatureManager design tree,
//     which:
//     * Consumes the part's solid bodies, Fillet5 and Fillet6.
//     * Creates two solid bodies, MacroFeature1[1] and MacroFeature1[2].
//  4. Examine the graphics area and FeatureManager design tree.
//
// NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------

//Region ISwComFeature Implementation

#region "ISwComFeature Implementation"
 
        public object Edit(object app, object modelDoc, object feature)
        {
            Interaction.MsgBox("Macro feature edit");
            return null;
        }
 
        public object Regenerate(object app, object modelDoc, object feature)
        {
            object functionReturnValue = null;
            Collection OutputBodies = new Collection();
            Body2 swBody = default(Body2);
            Body2[] swBodies = null;
            MacroFeatureData swMacroFeatData = default(MacroFeatureData);
            swMacroFeatData = (MacroFeatureData)((Feature)feature).GetDefinition();
            swMacroFeatData.EnableMultiBodyConsume = true;
 
            Modeler swModeler = default(Modeler);
            swModeler = (Modeler)((SldWorks)app).GetModeler();
            double[] dblData = new double[9];
            dblData[0] = 0;
            dblData[1] = 0;
            dblData[2] = 0;
            dblData[3] = 1;
            dblData[4] = 0;
            dblData[5] = 0;
            dblData[6] = 0.1;
            dblData[7] = 0.1;
            dblData[8] = 0.1;
 
            //Output body 1
            swBody = swModeler.CreateBodyFromBox3(dblData);
            OutputBodies.Add(swBody);
 
            //Output body 2
            dblData[1] = 0.15;
            swBody = swModeler.CreateBodyFromBox3(dblData);
            OutputBodies.Add(swBody);
 
            int i = 0;
            int j = 0;
            object[] vFaces = null;
            object[] vEdges = null;
 
            for (i = 1; i <= OutputBodies.Count; i++)
            {
                swBody = (Body2)OutputBodies[i];
                vEdges = (object[])swBody.GetEdges();
                vFaces = (object[])swBody.GetFaces();
 
                for (j = 0; j <= Information.UBound(vEdges); j++)
                {
                    swMacroFeatData.SetEdgeUserId((Edge)vEdges[j], j, 0);
                }
                for (j = 0; j <= Information.UBound(vFaces); j++)
                {
                    swMacroFeatData.SetFaceUserId((Face2)vFaces[j], j, 0);
                }
 
                swBodies[i - 1] = (Body2)OutputBodies[i];
            }
 
            functionReturnValue = swBodies;
            Interaction.MsgBox("Macro feature rebuild");
            return functionReturnValue;
 
        }
 
        public object Security(object app, object modelDoc, object feature)
        {
            Interaction.MsgBox("Macro feature security");
            return null;
        }
 
        #endregion

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//AddMacroFeature

      public bool AddMacroFeature()
      {
 
            ModelDoc2 moddoc = default(ModelDoc2);
            FeatureManager FeatMgr = default(FeatureManager);
            Feature MacroFeature = default(Feature);
 
            moddoc = (ModelDoc2)this.iSwApp.ActiveDoc;
            FeatMgr = moddoc.FeatureManager;
 
            //Collect input bodies
            object vBodies = null;
            vBodies = ((PartDoc)moddoc).GetBodies2((int)swBodyType_e.swAllBodies, false);
 
            //Create the macro feature
 MacroFeature = FeatMgr.InsertMacroFeature3("MacroFeature""SwVBAddinTest.SwAddin"nullnullnullnullnullnull, vBodies, null,
            (int)swMacroFeatureOptions_e.swMacroFeatureByDefault);

 
            return true;
       }

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